Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Knoll, Inc. - East Greenville, PA (30+ days ago)3.5


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Director of FP&A will be responsible for performing value-added analysis, financial planning, monthly reporting activities, and providing strategic support across the organization. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, the Director of FP&A will drive financial and long term strategic planning. The Director will work with segment, business unit leaders and corporate areas to develop the company’s financial plan, assess the company’s financial performance, and support messaging of the plan to key stakeholders, including the Board of Directors and the investment community. The Director will work with the executive and senior management teams on planning, assessing and driving key strategic initiatives and will own the budget and forecasting processes. The Director will lead the preparation for quarterly Board of Directors meetings, leadership meetings, quarterly investor calls, strategic and operational project performance and ad hoc analyses. In order to succeed, this individual will utilize both relationship building and strong analytical skillsets to maintain current and develop new metrics and tracking systems to drive business effectiveness and efficiency. The position will have managerial responsibilities for a team of 1 - 5 managers and analysts. The ideal candidate must possess an intellectual curiosity and aggressive passion to move the business forward through insightful analyses to assist management in driving decisions for optimal results.

Lead the Company’s budgeting and forecasting process, collaborating with operating unit business and financial team members and building department budgets
Drive continuous improvement of internal financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes by establishing and maintaining high quality accuracy standards, developing and modifying company-wide budgeting and forecasting templates and tools, automating processes, enhancing reporting system capabilities, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of procedures and controls.
Analyze and report actual results compared to budget and forecast estimates, preparing appropriate variance explanations, bridge analyses and key financial metrics
Provide financial modeling, financial analysis and valuation support for strategic activities, operational analysis and other ad-hoc financial projects
Prepare presentations for executive leadership teams, Board of Directors, and Investor Relations.
Coordinate, develop, consolidate and review internal financial reports, analyses and explanations.
Develop, manage and train team members.
Perform research and analysis projects on an ad-hoc basis, and/or monthly as needed.

Required Skills

Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting /Math/Economics from an accredited college or university, MBA preferred.
Minimum 7-10 years of progressive finance experience in an organization of similar scale and complexity.
Solid Accounting background, exceptional analytical skills, and adept at identifying trends and variances.
Functional knowledge of valuation techniques, including discounted cash flow and market multiples, foreign currency impacts, derivative instruments and building functional models.
Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with and persuasively present financial issues to all levels of management.
Advanced Excel skills, strong skills in Word and PowerPoint. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong familiarity with Oracle and Hyperion.
Strong track record of building and managing successful teams.
Ability to build partnerships with all levels of management and cross-functional business partners.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professional skepticism.
Ideal candidate will have a desire and willingness and ability to grow beyond the advertised role, and at the appropriate time move to another role within finance or the broader Knoll organization.

Required Experience