Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

Date: May 20, 2024

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

The Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst position plays a crucial role in supporting the business by providing financial and costing support, while also contributing to financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. This role offers an opportunity to have a positive impact on financial performance and cost optimization.

This will be a hybrid position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Cost Analysis and Product Development Support:
o    Conduct make/buy analysis for various full-size and P&A products across North America and Europe.
o    Collaborate with sourcing, product management, and finance teams to provide costing support for new product development projects.

Month-End Closing and Financial Reporting:
o    Manage month-end closing processes, including journal entries, accruals, and expense management for business unit P&Ls.

Forecasting and Budgeting:
o    Compile reasonable forecast/budget assumptions and ensure clear communication to relevant department personnel.
o    Facilitate forecasting and budgeting processes, backed by supporting documentation.

Operational Performance Analysis:
o    Dive deep into the operational performance of the company’s business units.
o    Interpret results relative to financial expectations and provide cost reduction recommendations.

Data Synthesis and Various Analyses:
o    Synthesize data from multiple sources into meaningful business information.
o    Support various analyses, including profitability analysis, ROI, NPV, and IRR.

Ad Hoc Requests:
o    Address other ad hoc analysis and requests as needed.

•    Other duties as deemed necessary.

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related field

Minimum Work Experience:    •    Zero (0) to Two (2) years of experience in accounting, finance, or a related role.

License(s) / Certification(s):    •

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•  Proficiency in Financial Management Systems and Business Intelligence Software:
o    While not mandatory, familiarity with tools like SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud, and Power BI can enhance your effectiveness in this role.
•    Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP):
o    A solid grasp of GAAP ensures accurate financial reporting and compliance.
•Microsoft Office Skills:
o    Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is essential for data analysis, reporting, and presentations.
•    Experience in Product Costing and FP&A:
o    Although not required, prior experience in these areas can be advantageous.
•    Organizational Skills:
o    The ability to maintain information logically and efficiently is crucial for managing financial data.
•    Effective Communication and People Skills:
o    Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for collaborating with diverse teams.
•    Initiative-taker Mentality:
o    As a senior analyst, you’ll need to take initiative and work independently.
•    Analytical Skills:
o    Proficiency in researching, interpreting data, and presenting findings is vital.
•    Time Management and Stress Handling:
o    Balancing deadlines and handling interruptions effectively is key.
•    Consistent Work Hours:
o    Whether on-site or remote, maintaining regular work hours ensures consistency.
•    Ability to work in a constant state of alertness
•    Ability to collaborate with co-workers

Physical Requirements

Represents the appropriate physical requirements of the job in the course of the work.

For employment within the United States, the W.C. Bradley Co. uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired team members.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service at

The W.C. Bradley Co. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, or veteran status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination where we do business.

Federal law requires the W.C. Bradley Co. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. If you are interested in applying for employment with the W.C. Bradley Co. and require special assistance or accommodation to complete any part of the application and pre-employment process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 706.571.6080 or visit us at 1017 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA  31902.

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