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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title:Financial Planning and Analysis ManagerLocation:CityScapeWhat you'll do:As a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, you will be a trusted finance partner to business unit management. The primary objective of this position is to optimize the business units' financial results by proactively monitoring financial trends and key performance metrics and engaging in value-added analysis to facilitate decision making. You will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the financial planning and analysis process including the annual budget and monthly forecast cycles, periodic (monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc) management reporting, maintenance and control of the management reporting data, along with other ad hoc analysis. You will actively advise business units on current and future performance; calculating and predicting the associated financial impacts; along with creating and presenting finance packages to business line management. The successful candidate will use their knowledge of the business and finance to advise, collaborate, and challenge their business unit leaders as they provide unique insights through the use of established analytics, reporting and information processes.What we are looking for:

  • Lead as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for the designated business units; establishing oneself as a single point of contact for all finance related matters.
  • Assume ownership and manage all aspects of the annual and monthly planning, forecasting, and reporting processes for entrusted business units. Including:
    • Deliver comprehensive analysis of the financial results and key metrics of the business unit to leadership. Leverage internal and external comparable to contextualize current performance.
    • Understand the impact of unusual items that skew the interpretation of the true financial performance relative to prior year, budget and forecasts.
    • Investigate results that do not align with expectations and share insights on appropriate corrective action that will strength the business unit's performance.
    • Create presentations for senior management that effectively communicates key messages and insights
    • Develop financial models for ad-hoc projects that will support business decision making
    • Effectively communicate with Operations, IT Management, HR and Financial Systems teams to identify needs and explain unexpected variances. Demonstrate high levels of intellectual curiosity as it relates to performance drivers of entrusted line of business(es); allowing you to aggregate disparate pieces of information into cohesive messaging.
    • Continuously improve financial performance reporting by transforming data into actionable and value-added metrics and analysis that is packaged into an easily consumable format. Effectively leverage both financial and non-financial data sources to convey a full-color picture of performance.
    • Proactively engage in business unit reviews encompassing competitive analysis, KPI assessments and SWOT analysis that will support strategic planning.
    • Maintain and control management reporting data including uploading Budgets and Forecasts to core databases and producing and maintaining reports on the SharePoint site. Reporting will be for all levels of the Bank from business line management to the Board of Directors.
    • Support cost center maintenance and upkeep of policies and procedures.What you need to have:
      • 10+ years of Finance experience.
      • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence senior management.
      • Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture
      • Demonstrated financial modeling and analytical skills required, experience developing financial reports and metrics.
      • Bachelor's degree in Business, preferably in Accounting or Finance.
      • Advanced Excel knowledge required, strong Word and PowerPoint skills.
      • Working knowledge of SQL and/or SAS preferred; knowledge of reporting and business intelligence tools preferred (e.g., Tableau).Benefits you'll love:We offer all the important things you'd want - like competitive salaries, an ownership stake in the company, medical and dental insurance, time off, a great 401k matching program, tuition assistance program, an employee volunteer program, and a wellness program. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to bolster your business knowledge, learning the ins and outs of how successful companies operate and manage their finances, giving you invaluable hands-on experience to help grow your career!About the company:Western Alliance Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation. Alliance Bank of Arizona, Alliance Association Bank, Bank of Nevada, Bridge Bank, First Independent Bank, and Torrey Pines Bank are divisions of Western Alliance Bank; Member FDIC. AmeriHome Mortgage is a Western Alliance Bank company.Western Alliance Bancorporation is committed to equal employment and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, nation origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information. Western Alliance Bancorporation is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process and/or need an alternative method of applying, please email HR@westernalliancebank.com or call 602-386-2488. When contacting us, please provide your contact information and state the nature of your accessibility issue. We will only respond to inquiries concerning requests that involve a reasonable accommodation in the application process.-- Western Alliance Bancorporation

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Phoenix , Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Phoenix, Arizona

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