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VP Corporate Financial Planning Analysis

Pittsburgh, PA

Arconic is looking for a VP, Financial Planning & Analysis for our Corporate team. This position supports the Chief Financial Officer on financial planning, forecasting, reporting and all other financial requirements necessary to support our business. This is a highly visible position in the succession pipeline for top finance leadership positions in both Corporate and Business Units. 

This position will report directly to Arconic’s CFO, and will be located in Pittsburgh, PA, in our Corporate Headquarters. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate across functions, and drive process improvement initiatives with accurate financial planning, analysis, and reporting. 

The VP, Financial Planning & Analysis is accountable for reporting and strategic analysis for the company and for synthesizing insights into high impact and targeted recommendations and presentations to senior management. 

This position will provide support to senior management including preparing board presentations, forecasting, and planning reviews, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities, and other projects requested by management.

This position will gather, analyze and provide/present value-add information for business groups for support and greater visibility to better manage the business and senior management with insights in support of business decision making.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare and present narratives, graphs, and other financial analysis to senior management including the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Synthesize insights derived from analysis into high impact and targeted recommendations and presentations for senior management review and decision making
  • Identify and quantify risks and opportunities in current plans and forecasts; Development, analysis, and interpretation of financial and non-financial information to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization
  • Manage, develop, and motivate a team of managers and analysts
  • Gain in-depth understanding of Arconic's segments and business drivers, recommend improvements, and serve as primary liaison between finance leadership and business unit
  • Review forecasts and plan, understand deviations and provide insights to senior management. Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of variances
  • Prepare quarterly financial reviews in support to the Earnings Release process, as well as Quarterly and Annual reports
  • Lead process improvement projects to achieve world-class performance
  • Collaborate with Executive and BU management on ad hoc and ongoing analysis and projects
  • Manage Annual Plan and quarterly forecasting process, including coordination and analysis of business unit reports and related financial and business reporting commentaries
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators, including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, capital expenditures, IRR
  • Evaluate business requirements for the budgeting and forecasting system; work with the financial systems support team and/or external consultants to improve functionality, efficiency, and reporting capabilities
  • Develop a network of contacts across the company to facilitate an efficient data gathering and reporting processes
  • Support the Strategy teams on strategic projects as necessary, as well as manage the Company’s 5-Year Planning process

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Leadership — Ability to engage, motivate and lead others in a demanding environment
  • Communication Skills — Strong presentation and communication skills, ability to present to senior leaders with competence and clarity, articulating complex issues in a crisp, compelling, and insightful manner
  • Creative thinker, hands-on, inquisitive, collaborative, highly driven and self-motivated
  • Management – Experience managing and developing a team
  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to communicate and manage efficiently at all levels of the organization
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
  • Executive Presence — Engaging presence, combined with knowledge and insights, necessary to build relationships that command respect from senior executives, operations leaders, external stakeholders (e.g., auditors), and the finance/accounting team
  • Disciplined Execution — Job requires partnering with other Corporate functions and Business Units. Will need to be able to dive into details to ensure financial success.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Technology Skills — Accounting and Finance software: Oracle EPM, Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel; Office Suite software: Microsoft Office 
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance and time management of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical


Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Finance, Strategy or Consulting
  • Background in Industrial Manufacturing and experience as a Plant Controller prior to moving into corporate finance
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration / CPA/ CFA accreditations
  • 10+ years' experience as Manager or Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Superior knowledge of Excel; experience with financial modeling
  • Superior knowledge of PowerPoint and significant experience generating presentations for Executives and/or Board of Directors
  • Oracle / EPM / Hyperion experience

Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills

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