Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Torrance, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a FP&A Manager at our aerospace manufacturing facility in Torrance, CA

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. 
Essential Functions:
Drive the forecasting, analysis and strategic planning process for Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) business segment. Lead process improvement initiatives to enhance the financial reporting practices. Develop global growth and portfolio initiatives based on five-year strategic plans. Deploy productivity targets, working Capital targets, growth targets and best practices for new product development. Track financial and operational productivity initiatives. Coordinate annual and monthly planning, reporting and forecasting processes. Direct compliance requirements for AFS and identify global acquisition targets. Develop finance team and oversee communication with senior management.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
•         Provide Finance expertise and leadership for AFS;
•         Drive effective financial process to deliver forecasts, budgets, cost control and business analysis;
•         Derive business insights from financial and strategic analysis and synthesize into high impact, targeted recommendations and presentations for senior management review and decision making;
•         Gain in-depth understanding of Arconic Group operations and business drivers to recommend improvements;
•         Understand how changes in currencies and metal prices impact Arconic financials and model sensitivities for those impacts;
•         Develop FP&A team and lead process improvement projects to achieve world-class performance;
•         Ensure financial reporting, fiscal compliance and transactions are addressed in a timely and efficient manner;
•         Conduct business and competitor analysis as well as external benchmarking;
•         Ensure adequate policies and procedures are in place and are being adhered to across AFS;
•         Ensure an effective and efficient control environment through Arconic's ASAT process;
•         Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual business presentations to support BU Leadership;
•         Provide leadership and analysis in the annual planning process;
•         Ensure compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
•         Develop a network of contacts across Groups and Resource Units to facilitate efficient data gathering.
Essential Knowledge & Skills:
  • Understanding of financial statements (income, balance sheet and cash flow statements);
  • Well-rounded business person with critical thinking skills that shows resourcefulness in gathering data; self-directed problem solver;
  • Ability to flesh out detail and clarify understanding of assigned work;
  • Conducts high-quality, detailed, accurate and well-documented quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as presentation development skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation;
  • Desire to build a strong understanding of the business;
  • Takes initiative to make process improvements and standardize processes;
  • Experienced in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Hyperion reporting applications.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in finance, strategy, consulting, accounting, or business;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance from an accredited institution;
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with or analyzing financial statements;
  • Multi-site, manufacturing industry experience.