Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Company Name:
Laticrete International
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Responsible for supporting Laticrete's global business by providing a wide variety of financial analysis, studies and reports. Responsible for annual budget and forecast reporting, U.S. product costing and capital expenditure analysis. Support new product development and acquisition efforts. Supervise team of cost and operations accountants.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
1. Perform multi-functional value-added financial analysis such as product line profitability, new product financial projections and profit improvement studies. Proactively pinpoint problem areas for improvement, offering suggestions and assistance to other functional areas.
2. Overall responsibility for the standard cost accounting system for all locations in the U.S. Perform manufacturing overhead absorption studies as required and update standard costs as required. Publish manufacturing and purchase price variance reports monthly.
3. Prepare and maintain corporate dashboards that highlight key financial and operational metrics.
4. Provide operations/cost accounting support to all non-U.S. Laticrete locations as required.
5. Participate in new product development process and provide all related financial modeling including product cost estimates and impact of product changes.
6. Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives. Member of M & A Task Force. Participate in due diligence and integration planning.
7. Responsible for overall company annual budget process and reporting. Prepare interim reforecasts as needed. Oversee setting of product standard costs in conjunction with budget process. Provide support for strategic planning as needed.
8. Publish monthly inventory turns report. Manage inventory reserves.
9. Perform bi-annual financial audits focusing on internal controls of all U.S. plants and overseas businesses.
10. Responsible for maintaining and improving internal controls over fixed assets. Maintain records of approved capital projects, capital expenditures/disposals and depreciation. Audit completed capital products over $100,000.

Job Specifications/Skills:
1. Minimum of 7 years professional experience in financing planning and analysis, budgeting and reporting.
2. Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and controls, costing systems, ERP information systems (JDE experience a plus).
3. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Highest standards of accuracy and precision.
4. Strong ability to manage ambiguity and adapt to a fast growing, changing business environment. Be able to pinpoint problems and then develop creative solutions.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills with a proactive work attitude.
6. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
7. Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
8. Bending and reaching to file. Infrequent ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
9. Team Cooperation - maintain positive, cooperative attitude with all employees of LATICRETE and all customers.
10. Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting. MBA, CPA or CMA desired.
11. 15%, travel including international required.
12. Must have or be able to obtain a passport.

Nonessential Job Functions:
Performs other directly related appropriate duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.

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