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Financial Planner and Analyst

Company: Step2
Location: Streetsboro
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

The Step2 Company, the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world's largest rotational molder of plastics, is looking for a Financial Analyst to work at our Corporate Offices in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Reporting to the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for reporting and analysis for the company. S/he will be responsible for maintaining and updating financial models for the Step2 Company and will complete monthly reporting for sales, production, and spending. S/he will play an active role in the monthly process for forecasting financial results for the company. This includes collaborating with department managers and analysts to effectively communicate results and provide insight to spending trends in order to create accurate financial forecasts. S/he will play a role in the budgeting and forecasting process for the company. S/he will assist in the completion of monthly management review presentations for Step2 as well as the consolidated reporting for Step2 and Backyard Discovery. The analyst will seek areas of improvement in the financial reports and models as necessary to ensure the accuracy and ability of the financial models. S/he will also assist in any ad-hoc analysis required by management or the board. This position requires an independent worker with a desire to continuously improve reports, models, and efficiency.

SPECIFIC DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:
---Assist with yearly budgeting process for sales, production, and spending
---Complete month-end sales & production reporting and analysis
---Complete and distribute month-end spending reports to department managers
---Work with department managers to assist in providing insight to spending trends in order to increase understanding and inform decision making
---Collaborate with sales, production, and SG&A teams to communicate results and execute monthly forecasts
---Assist with preparing presentations for monthly management meetings with the company's board and leadership team
---Assist in consolidating Step2 Company and Backyard Discovery financial results, forecasts, and budgets
---Assist with weekly and monthly reporting as necessary
---Ad-hoc analysis and projects as assigned by management or board of directors

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
---Bachelor's degree in finance
---Minimum 1-2 years of financial analysis experience preferred, including financial statements and analysis as well as forecasting, budgeting, and reporting experience
---Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel (advanced formulas, pivot tables, large data sets)
---Ability to learn computer systems and financial models quickly and efficiently
---Experience with Oracle a plus but not required

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
---Effective communication skills & professional attitude.
---Use of data science techniques (statistical analysis, clustering/segmentation, and time series forecasting and optimization) is a plus
---Comfortable manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources is a must
---Collaborative attitude and ability to work with others in all areas of the company including sales, production, marketing, e-commerce, and R&D
---Independent worker with desire and ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
---Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently to meet various deadlines and balance multiple duties at once
---Desire and ability to continuously improve efficiency and accuracy of processes



Step2 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Step2, Cleveland , Financial Planner and Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Streetsboro, Ohio

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