Financial Analyst»Date:Nov 20, 2023Location: Carthage, MO, US Company: Leggett & Platt We make life more comfortable. Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future. Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. AsThe Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products. From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries. Learn more about the history of Leggett: https://leggett.com/history Automotive Leggett & Platt Automotive is a global provider of wire forms, mechanical control cables, wireless charging, as well as seat lumbar, suspension, bolster, actuator, and motor systems. In addition to these award-winning, category-leading products, we offer tailored goods due to our expertise in product development and attention to market trends. Our unique competitive advantages give us unmatched insight into the demands of the consumer. Learn more about Leggett & Platt Automotive: Leggett & Platt Automotive (https://leggett-automotive.com/) PURPOSE: As a Financial Analyst you will have a leading role in both branch and product line Financial Planning and Analysis processes. This role is responsible for the accurate completion of monthly, annual, and long-term forecasting to ensure cost effective operations within the guidelines set by LPA. This role will complete analysis of current data and provide recommendations for improvements. They will assist in the completion of relevant Business Plans and audit the effectiveness of actual performance. This role will be responsible for ensuring the use of streamlined modeling in coherence with global standardization. The FP&A Analyst will work closely with the Regional Costing teams to ensure proper and effective financial methodologies. This role will often be called upon to present relevant data & summaries to functional areas throughout the organization to help explain results, changes, and impacts on potential scenarios. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for planning, analysis and reporting at a branch level to drive local optimization, and to support global product line requirements.
Performs several key tasks during the monthly planning cycle in the areas of pricing, non-volume revenue, direct labor, standard costs, margin analysis, expense forecasts, working capital inputs, projection reasonableness, etc.
Providing insight to the Costing team to appropriately account for costing parameters.
Support local plants in cost save initiatives. Drive cost reduction and profit enhancement via analysis and related recommendations for the business.
Support both local plant and global FP&A with ad hoc reporting and analysis.
Ensuring that data provided by other groups is validated and vetted prior to inclusion in planning.
Educate and train others on FP&A.
Post-secondary degree from an accredited University in Accounting or Finance, Professional certification (CMA) and/or MBA preferred.
Financial planning and analysis experience within a manufacturing (preferred)
Ability to work on global teams, proficient verbal, and written communication.
Solid understanding of FP&A and costing methodologies
Extensive experience with S&OP and budgeting/forecasting processes
Proficiency in ERP systems, familiarity with Microsoft D365 preferred.
Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail and process
High integrity and ethical standards, and an ability to handle confidential information.
Computer literacy, specifically Microsoft Excel Proficient
Hyperion Financial Management preferred.
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