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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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Our company is a $1 billion top line leading manufacturer of steel products in the United States. The Company is specialized in designing construction solutions, fabricating customized products and provides design, engineering and site erection services. Our company operates six plants across the U.S. and is portfolio company.

JOB SUMMARY: Lead and oversee the cpmpany’s financial planning processes which includes budgeting, forecasting and reporting as well as ensuring the timeliness, accuracy and integrity of financial projections and analysis and delivering analytics and business support to enable informed decision making by the executive team. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer of Our company and will interact with our company’s senior management team and the private equity sponsor (AIP). The candidate will possess strong communication skills, a proactive and thoughtful approach and positive mindset. This position is a potential successor for the CFO role.

LOCATION: Point of Rocks, Maryland but flexible over time


1. Business planning driving results

  • Lead the Company’s financial planning process including monthly, quarterly, yearly and long-term forecast and budgets and constantly drive for improved visibility and insightful management reporting and analysis
  • Build an intimate knowledge of the company and its end markets in order to provide insightful analysis about our customers, markets, and competitors to that will influence decision making and support the operating agenda
  • Develop a defined point of view about business results for the month, quarter and year and help communicate the results and strategy of the company to internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly reviews with the Board and financial sponsor (American Industrial Partners) and highlight key performance indicators and drivers of change within the financial results
  • Assist in ad-hoc analyses and strategic projects determined by the needs of the executive team including capital investments, business development, tracking Operating Agenda Initiatives and M&A opportunities

2. Reporting and analysis

  • Develop financial models and analysis, used in our consolidated FP&A effort to provide accurate results that and provide business insight to drive results
  • The FP&A team will produce predictable business projections via partnership with the sales & operations planning process (S&OP) in conjunction with input from sales, procurement and operations
  • Provide objective insights, timely reporting, effective analysis and overall finance support to ensure productive management reviews which lead financially based decisions and respond to market conditions
  • Identify business and forecast risks and ensure accountable action plans are in place to mitigate them
  • Support 13 week cash flow and quarterly quality of earnings (QOE) work

3. Communicating with impact

  • Teach and communicate in simple, impactful terms on business results understanding income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow dynamics
  • Apply financial acumen with analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles
  • Participate in monthly business reviews as well as monthly and quarterly board and PE sponsor meetings

Lead and Develop Talent

  • Create jobs with strong accountability and development opportunities and foster an environment where talent is developed through effective performance management and talent evaluation
  • Effectively build a diverse team with competent people using the appropriate mix of internal resources as well as third party resources
  • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance and accounting


· Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related area, MBA a plus.

· Minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience in FP&A and/or corporate finance

· Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of finance and manufacturing costing principles; understanding of P&L and balance sheet dynamics

· M&A experience preferred

· Experience in a private equity environment a plus

· Computer skills to include: MS Excel , Word and Power BI

· Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics and Python