Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Glenview, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Position at ITW Corporate

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will play a critical role in supporting the financial activities of ITW and several of its Operating Segments. Reporting directly to the VP, Global Financial Planning & Analysis and a Business Partner to the Group Controllers, he/she will be responsible for supporting the annual planning and long-range planning process, understanding of key business drivers and creating analyses that support decision making within the Segments and across the Enterprise. The position will deliver value-added business analyses as well as define and report meaningful financial and operational metrics. The ideal candidate must be assertive, self-directed, innovative and detail orientated.  This critical role is highly visible to senior management, including the ITW CFO, and is widely viewed across the enterprise as a ‘stepping stone’ to larger global stand-alone Finance Manager roles.

Job Responsibilities:

The role of the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis will be to both support the VP, FP&A on the Corporate FP&A function as well as to support the Group Controller and Segment Leadership of several ITW Operating Segments. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist the VP Global FP&A and Senior Management in analyzing and understanding the monthly and quarterly financial results of the Segments including operating performance trends, actual vs forecast and key metrics. Provides valued added insight on the results.
  • Leverage use of external drivers including end-market trends, regional trends and economic indicators to understand actual results and evaluate future forecasts for the Segments.
  • Active and engaged “Business Partner” to Group Controller and Segment leadership. Identifies key business trends and drivers in performance and proactively communicates.
  • Review monthly and quarterly forecasts and provide proactive feedback based upon external and internal trends. Monitor, understand and communicate how macroeconomic environment and end-market dynamics impact the results of the Segment.
  • Participate in the annual plan and long range planning process by supporting the segment in preparing and consolidating their plans and financial models.
  • Manage process to track and analyze results relating to the enterprise initiatives.
  • Prepare benchmark analysis of key competitors
  • Represent FP&A on various cross-functional project teams
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis and participate in operational projects to support Segment leadership.
  • Prepare analysis and presentations in support of quarterly earnings release and analyst call, Board meetings, shareholder meetings, and senior leadership meetings.


  • Undergraduate degree required. An advanced degree (e.g. MBA, CPA) and/or Fortune 500 finance training program is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of finance and accounting experience
  • Outstanding analytical skills and a proven ability to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions
  • Results orientation, with a high degree of personal initiative and leadership
  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to present analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats to all levels of management
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive cross functional relationships.
  • Self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and reprioritize with ease. Track record of good decisions when facing new and unfamiliar challenges.
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles and experience working with income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as necessary
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