Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis


(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Telular
Telular Corporation, a leader in IoT and wireless technology, provides security, home automation, asset tracking, and remote inventory solutions for business and residential customers. For over 30 years, Telular has been providing connectivity solutions that allow people and machines to work together.
The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for the financial planning, reporting, and analysis activities of Telular Corporation, a rapidly-growing, private equity-owned technology company. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and business leaders across the company, he or she will prepare the company’s financial budgets and forecasts and provide financial analysis and business intelligence to support decision making. This position also contributes to the broader Finance & Accounting organization by participating in monthly financial close activities and making recommendations to improve and optimize financial processes.
* Assume responsibility for the execution of the company’s financial budgeting and forecasting processes, and for the company’s financial planning model. * Work with the CFO to develop timelines, gather budget and forecast data from the business units, review business unit submissions, and prepare summary information to facilitate review and approval by management and the Board of Directors. * Analyze monthly financial performance, including variances to budgets and forecasts; prepare financial reporting information for management, the Board of Directors, and other important stakeholders. * Track important business trends and report on Key Performance Indicators to assist management in executing the company’s business plans. * Participate in monthly management meetings to review financial and operational performance. Continually seek ways to improve the timeliness and content of reporting. * Use the Salesforce CRM platform to produce and distribute intelligence on the company’s sales pipeline. * Coordinate with Sales leadership to produce monthly sales forecasts for use in operational and financial planning. * Provide ad-hoc financial analysis (such as profitability analysis, capital project analysis, financial modeling) to support strategic and tactical decisions. * Prepare required reports for the Board of Directors and other external stakeholders. Support and participate in meetings with lenders and other constituents of the company. * Support the Accounting team during the monthly financial close process by reviewing interim results and providing needed inputs (e.g., sales commission calculations). * Supervise, coach, and develop one or more financial analysts.
Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor's degree with coursework in finance and/or accounting. MBA degree a plus. * 7-10 years relevant experience, including experience in an FP&A or similarly analytical role. * Very strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including financial modeling and data analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is also needed. * Ability to engage collaboratively with senior management, ask probing questions, and challenge assumptions in a tactful way. * Keen attention to detail and inquisitive mindset. * Strong interpersonal communication (written and verbal) skills. * Willingness and ability to supervise and coach junior team members. * Familiarity with Adaptive Insights, or other corporate performance management applications (e.g., Host Analytics, Oracle Hyperion, IBM Cognos) is a plus. * Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM applications is a plus.
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