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Business Planning Analyst

This position is NOT remote.

Supports the operational and financial planning and analysis needs of business units, and provides integrated analysis of financial and operational metrics.

Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the internal and external customer experience.

Reviews operating and capital expense entries of assigned business units, and understands the correlation of expenses associated with monthly activity, as well as the timing of projects.

Assists in and/or coordinates the development of area’s annual operating and capital expense budget and quarterly forecasts.

Completes audit tasks/SOX testing as required.

Provides financial analysis and support for assigned business units: reviews and provides commentary for monthly operating and capital expense results and accruals. Analysis categories may include headcount/staffing, capital project, capital labor, lost CPE, materials issuance and/or other relevant operating or performance analysis.

Assists in the month end close review, ensuring that assigned accruals are accurate and complete as directed. Provides input for the monthly review of expenses and capital to budget and forecast, and explains variances with operational analytics and insight to assigned business unit leadership and the finance group.

Special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed and performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Financial management skills, including forecasting, budgeting, and planning
Ability to meet milestone and deadlines
Demonstrated analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and anticipate and meet deadlines
Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

Required Education
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related equivalent experience

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
General ledger Accounting work experience - 2-3
Financial analysis, budget and forecasting preparation experience - 2-3

Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Entrepreneurial and controllership skills
Demonstrated knowledge of MIS, with heavy emphasis on Excel
Knowledge of JD Edwards’s general ledger software

Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Industry related Accounting work experience - 1+

Office environment
Some travel