Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis - Global Production Operation (“GPO”)
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Accounting & Finance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
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The Fluence Energy Global Production Operation (“GPO”) FP&A Sr. Manager is an important role in the success of the team. This role will partner with the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement staff to provide project centric financial analysis (budget, forecast, and ad-hoc analysis) to influence decisions that enable GPO to efficiently plan and deliver results.
Please note, this is a hybrid-based role located in commutable distance to Houston, TX, Alpharetta, GA, or Arlington, VA.
•Manage EAC (“estimate at completion”) cost estimates by project by major cost category, update for actuals, update EAC estimates, run variances analysis
•Communicate root cause of projects cost overruns and communicate to the operations leadership team the actions required to resolve as well as cost recovery opportunities
•Work with operations teams to validate cost assumptions used for new products, parts, etc.
•Manage monthly EAC reporting in compliance with SOX requirements
•Partner with Regions BUs (GPO customers) to communicate EAC updates, ensure cost transparency and reconcile the results
•Understand and identify risks and potential problem areas and propose potential solutions and operational improvements to issues or problems.
•Other FP&A/Finance support as appropriate
•Apply strong excel skills to drive efficiencies, improve reporting and automate tasks applying sophisticated formulas and functions.
What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in finance, accounting, business administration or equivalent training.
- Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in financial analysis and demonstrated knowledge in complex financial modeling required (supply chain and/or operational models).
- Project portfolio management experience required.
- Background in industrial manufacturing, energy or energy storage business knowledge is an advantage.
- Strong understanding of Finance/Accounting concepts and a general understanding of US GAAP accounting principles
- You have experience contributing to building a sustainable business at a global scale.
- Proven leadership and persuasive communication skills.
- You enjoy working in a high growth environment and evolving commercial business models.
- Strong organizational and attention to detail
- Ability to analyze and translate outcomes of financial models and data into insights to drive the business.
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