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Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Aurora, Illinois
Job Title:  Senior Financial Planning Analyst
Location:  Aurora, Illinois
For this position, sponsorship would not be available now or in the future.
Provides financial planning and analysis support to the corporate accounting function responsible for managing and understanding the company’s financial position and opportunities on a worldwide basis.  The role is responsible for performing a variety of economic valuation and financial planning analysis that will support strategic decisions in the areas of potential mergers and acquisitions, budget planning, and capital expenditures.
  • Support, analyze, and assist in the preparation and review of the company’s annual operating budget including, but not limited to, detailed support and analysis of the company’s revenue forecast and departmental budgets; detailed support and analysis of balance sheet forecasts and the associated cash flow forecast; and development of presentations to help summarize budget results in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format
  • Participate in the quarterly forecasting process throughout the worldwide organization by working with peer around the world to ensure deadlines are met, data is proofed and vetted, and forecasts are reasonable and accurate.
  • Work collaboratively with the financial departments around the world to identify budget variances; understand variances; and document reasons or adjustments.
  • Prepare ongoing financial and business related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, cost analysis, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, and investments.
  • Participate in a variety of merger and/or acquisition activities by preparing and reviewing financial data used to determine profitability, understand costs, establish working capital and otherwise support sound business decisions before, during, and after the transaction.
  • Prepare and distribute a variety of routine and ad hoc financial planning and analysis reports for use by senior and executive management.
  • Work closely with outside consultants to develop, review, and finalize the accurate valuation of the company’s investments including joint ventures and partnerships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • BA/BS in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in finance, bdgeting and analysis or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to conduct complex scenario planning/sensitivity analysis; draw conclusions; and make recommendations.
  • Working knowledge of investment analysis theory and practice.
  • Familiar and able to work with financial management systems such as SAP, Hyperion or similar software.
  • Ability to create, modify, and understand complex Excel spreadsheets used to collect, analyze, and model financial data
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