Manager of Finance (Chicago)

Manager of Finance
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  • Address:Chicago, IL 60614 (map)
  • Date Posted:07/22/16
  • Job Type:Full-time
  • Description:
  • International manufacturer. We routinely receives awards for operational and manufacturing excellence. Association of Manufacturing Excellence, Industry Week magazine and Managing Automation Magazine.

    Position Summary
    As the Finance Manager - Planning and Analysis you will work closely with the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis; and will have a highly visible, hands-on role in forecasting, analyzing and reporting corporate financial results and key business metrics. In addition, this position will participate and lead special projects and project teams to evaluate complex and process alternatives; making it easier to make better business decisions.

    •Play a lead role in our Sales & Operations Planning process, providing the link to our rolling financial forecasts.
    •Manage the use, development and deployment of On-Line Analytical Reporting tools.
    •Assist the implementation of driver based planning and annual plan preparation.
    •Lead various process and system improvement projects.
    •Provide analytical support to functional leaders of the organization including operations, logistics, marketing, sales, etc.
    •Analyze company-wide financial results and related reporting.

    •Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university. Master's degree is preferred
    •2-3 years of experience as Senior Financial Analyst Manager
    •In-depth knowledge of modeling, forecasting, analyzing and reporting financial results and key business metrics.
    •Demonstrated knowledge and experience in financial planning and analysis
    •Excellent communication, project management, planning, coordination and scheduling skills
    •Ability to juggle multiple schedules and deadlines at one time.
    •Experience interacting and extracting data from an ERP environment, preferably JDEdwards of SAP
    •Basic Microsoft Office skills required and intermediate Excel.

    Preferred Skills
    •Masters of Business Administration
    •Certified Public Accountant
    •Experience leading proejects/proejct management
    •Ability to train/manage/lead/understand LEAN or CI activities and initiatives

    Primary competencies
    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    •Analysis/Decision Making - Uses logic and insight to solve difficult problems and create effective solutions; uncovers hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and seeks root cause of problems; makes decisions in a timely manner, under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make tough decisions; supports calculated risk-taking; influences others to build support for decisions; includes others (as appropriate) in decision making.

    •Action/Results Oriented - Achieves high level, sustainable performance and results; is bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and encourages others to grasp ownership for achieving timely, quality, agreed upon results; is highly energetic; not fearful of acting with less than complete data and planning; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; displays a sense of urgency.

    •Communication - Presents ideas in a style that is clear, fluent and to-the-point; keeps the attention of others; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; takes recipients' perspectives into consideration when communicating; listens to and understands views of others; knows who needs what information and communicates information in a concise, timely and straight forward fashion; not afraid to communicate difficult messages.

    •Developing People - Provides challenging tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each direct report's career goals; collaborates on development plans and executes them; encourages direct reports to accept developmental opportunities; is a people builder; mentors and rewards others; develops "Ready Now" leaders; works with people to improve performance.

    •Business Savvy - Has and applies broad understanding of business practices to current responsibilities; demonstrates knowledge and/or experience across a range of different functions (e.g., finance, marketing, operations, product development, etc.); understands the role of different functions and the interplay among them; understands competitive dynamics; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the market place.

    •Integrity - Is widely trusted; provides direct and honest performance feedback; presents the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; adheres to HI standards of business conduct and acts within those values; practices what they preach; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

    If you feel you are a "fit" and interested in learning more, please forward your resume to Molly Roberts at [email removed]
Ad ID: 7161317
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