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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Company: Automotive Keys Group
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Company

Automotive Keys Group (AKG) is a Private Equity backed, high growth specialty automotive products business providing industry leading solutions to its customers throughout North America. AKG is a leading remanufacturer and distributor of replacement (aftermarket) automotive keyless entry remotes, other key replacements and related equipment. The Company sells into a variety of end markets through several sales channels and customer-facing brands. With a diverse set of supplier relationships, the Company provides a comprehensive product offering for over 95% of the vehicles on the road.

AKG will build its team and continue its growth both organically and through acquisitions. With a winning company culture, AKGs vision is to be the nations leading remanufacturer and distributor of replacement automotive keyless entry remotes and other key replacements selling through the various channels they support.

The Culture

One of the primary drivers of AKGs success to date is its differentiating culture. AKG team members are highly motivated, take their work seriously, but have fun and dont take themselves too seriously. Leaning on the Ideal Team Player Model, successful AKG team members share the following attributes:

  • Humble
    • Low ego and not concerned with their status
    • Are self-aware and secure
    • Quick to point out contributions of others and slow to seek attention for themselves
    • Defines success collectively and puts the team over themselves
    • Compliment or praises team members without hesitation
    • Easily admit to making mistakes
    • Willing to take on lower-level tasks or work for the good of the team
    • Hungry
      • Driven, self-motivated and hard-working
      • Go the extra mile
      • Always looking for more to do, more to learn and more ways to contribute
      • Do more than is required of the job
      • Are passionate about the team mission and feel personally responsible for the success of the team
      • Willing to contribute to and think about work outside of work hours
      • Smart
        • Have common sense about people
        • Actively listen to others, stays engaged in conversations and thinks before speaking
        • Asks good questions
        • Have good judgement and intuition and understands the impact of words and actions
        • Shows empathy to others and adjusts behavior and style to fit a situation
          Role Summary

          We are seeking to add a Manager, FP&A to our growing Finance and Accounting Team. The ideal candidate for this position is a leader who is a great analytical problem solver, a clear communicator and possesses 5+ years of professional experience either public or private firms. This is a unique opportunity to work and strategically partner directly with the Executive Leadership Team by driving forecasting, budgeting, reporting cadence, analysis and the generation of meaningful data visualization dashboards and presentations. The role also includes modeling internally confidential ideas and scenarios for the Executive Leadership Team. The successful candidate must be able to think and act both strategically and tactically, communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, apply logical reasoning and present alternatives. The Manager, FP&A analyst is super energized and organized, demonstrates strong business acumen and possesses an understanding of corporate finance, accounting and data analytics. Candidates must demonstrate high energy and passion for their work and want to be challenged every day as the role operates in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

          Key Responsibilities

          Our finance team members all wear lots of different hats and we'll expect whoever joins our team to do the same. Roles and responsibilities will include, but won't be limited to, the following:
          • Serve as a leader, trusted advisor and business partner in the organization who leads by example and holds themselves as well as the FP&A team (and others) to high performance standards and demonstrates humility, accountability and inclusivity
          • Build monthly, quarterly and annual review packages, forecast models and handle day-to-day and ad-hoc activities related to planning and forecasting
          • Effectively collaborate with the accounting team on completion of monthly and quarterly financial closes and incorporation of actual results into the rolling forecast
          • Assist in improving and managing the Company financial model, including tracking headcount, forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning models
          • Build financial models and create dashboards that communicate relevant and timely information to the business stakeholders
          • Perform various financial analyses used for presentations to the Executive Leadership Team
          • Leads coordination and preparation of presentations and meeting materials to support clear communications and understanding at Executive Leadership Team and Board level
          • Support merger & acquisition (M&A) activities
          • Manage the Company's annual planning, budgeting and forecasting process
          • Possess the passion and demonstrated skills for developing relationships, processes and continuous improvement
          • Monitor actual results versus plan with accounting team, identify significant fluctuations and propose recommendations and corrective actions
          • Be a thought leadership contributor to improve and simplify processes, drive standardization and build scalable systems to support business growth
          • Complete and support special projects aimed at improving our operational efficiency and reporting
          • Support system implementation projects
          • Assess ongoing FP&A processes and tools for continuous improvement and automation opportunities
          • Drive self-service analytics and accuracy of data across the organization

            Require Skills:
            • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
            • Minimum 7 years of experience in finance with 3+ in FP&A
            • Exceptional skills in Excel and PowerPoint
            • Capacity to generate new ideas and think independently, strong research and analysis skills
            • Ability to work independently, adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
            • Experience with/knowledge of SQL, Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, Tableau, or other BI software

              Preferred Skills:
              • MBA, CPA or CFA is a plus
              • Experience in transaction services, investment banking, private equity or management consulting is a plus
              • Experience with financial system implementations is a plus
              • Familiarity with Xero, QuickBooks and NetSuite as well as Koerber/High Jump is a plus

                Other
                • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basisby Jobble

Keywords: Automotive Keys Group, Arlington Heights , Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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