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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Rochester, NY, USA | Ametek

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The purpose of the FP&A Manager position will provide financial analysis to the Business Manager which supports strategic decisions to improve the profitability of the business.The primary responsibility of day-to-day planning, implementing and managing all business financial-related activities.This includes direct responsibility for business analysis, forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning and cost accounting.  


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

•Assist in driving financial results of the business to optimize business performance.Serves as a trusted business partner who takes a stand on issues and enables wise decisions

•Work closely with the Manager of the business and management to drive unit performance in achieving budgeted and forecasted financial metrics

•Take a direct role and oversee all aspects of the financial analysis and forecasting related functions of the organization.Self perform many critical tasks

•Ensure credibility by providing timely and accurate financial statements, analysis of budgets, financial trends and work with the sales and operations teams on forecasting

•Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the executive team and make actionable recommendation on both strategy and operations

•Continuous evaluation of short and long term strategic financial objectives

•Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions

•Drive the activities regarding working capital management

•Review spending requests for capital expenditures, research and development projects, and major expense projects and provide financial guidance on business unit investments

•Participate in special projects, including acquisition opportunities, and compile a variety of special reports

•Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities


Position Requirements:

The FP&A Manager must possess outstanding analytical skills, strong communication skills (both verbal and written), proven problem-solving capability, good understanding of GAAP with Sarbanes-Oxley and strong computer skills including MS Office products.Oracle experience is a plus.


Must possess a desire to rapidly advance your career into higher business management positions, and whose past experiences will demonstrate that potential. Receptiveness to relocation opportunities within our corporate structure.  


Knowledge, Skills & Experiences:

•BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable

•The Candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive financial experience  

•Strong analytical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization

•Experience in cost accounting and manufacturing environment

•Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

•High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation

•Desire to advance your career into higher business management positions

•Must be a team player with a positive attitude


Desired Personal Traits:

The ideal candidate will possess the following personal attributes and values:


•Thrives in a lean, autonomous meritocracy and takes a high degree of personal responsibility

•Is confident, but also unpretentious

•Will bring a well-developed curiosity and passion for improving business operations and achieving results

•Must be willing to roll up their sleeves and engage with colleagues at all levels of the organization

•A natural tendency to partner and counsel with business manager; apolitical

•Unquestionable ethics and respect for individual dignity

•A strong work ethic with a track record of achievement

•High energy, high level of urgency, fast-paced and can think fast on his/her feet

•Committed to achieving quality results through appropriate attention to detail and creativity; a disciplined problem-solving style; and a “hands on” approach to work

•The stature, maturity and gravitas to appropriately and professionally take a stand when necessary

•A transparent, open style

•Ability to relate well to all kinds of people within and outside of the organization; a work style that develops rapport, listens, builds constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact to build consensus

•Experience and wisdom to know when and how to engage persons from operations, sales/marketing and other key operating areas, present alternatives, and gain consensus

•A sense of urgency in executing or following a plan


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