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FP&A Financial Analyst

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Jackson, US, 49201

Company: Gerdau

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The Financial Analyst function within the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) group is an individual contributor role supporting the FP&A organization for Planning and Strategy, Operations Management, and Business Development.  This position will be responsible for performing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual analysis of actual results to better understand how they compare to forecasted/planned performance.  Goals of analytic activities are to confirm current actions are achieving desired results, identify new areas for improvement or challenges to achieving desired results, and improving the overall capability of the various Corporate or Operational functions to forecast desired results. 



Works directly with (or in tandem with their respective FP&A leader) a functional area leader and their team to monitor, analyze and improve results.


Participates in functional area team meetings (as appropriate) to ensure current analyses are providing value and to identify where new areas of analysis need to be developed.


Collaborates with location controllers to ensure analysis and/or improvement activities are communicated to the appropriate level of accountability to achieve desired results.


Develops next generation BI tools (i.e. BI, Workday Adaptive Planning, Plex, etc.) to improve monitoring of results and analysis capabilities.


At times, analysts may be involved with presentations of results developed for all levels of Senior Leadership.



Individual Financial Analysts will receive direction from the Manager of FP&A.


There are minimal routine travel requirements associated with this role, however project driven travel requirements may occur.



Specific duties will depend on the particular segment within FP&A and will include (but not be limited to) the following:


Planning and Strategy

  • Monthly Review Meeting support
  • Quarterly Business Division check meeting support
  • Market Segment Strategy Development
  • Annual Planning process
  • Short term / 6Q Forecasting process and system conversion
  • Financial model management
  • Leading External Indicators
  • Senior leadership presentations


Operations Management

  • Monthly Financial Data support  
  • Pricing/Profitability Analysis
  • Cost Analysis (supporting SIOP)
  • Location/Operational Analysis (supporting Mills, Downstream, & Administration)
  • Working Capital Analysis (supporting Credit & Accounts Payable)


Business Development

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures
  • Competitor/Market Analysis
  • Location CAPEX Analysis (supporting Engineering)




Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of financial or operational experience in a related industry
  • Relevant experience leading process improvement
  • Bachelor Degree from an Accredited University in Finance, Accounting, Industrial Management or Industrial Engineering (or a comparable area of study), MBA and/or CPA desired
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Estimated 0%-5% travel schedule


Preferred Requirements:

  • Financial analysis experience
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • Project management experience
  • SAP BPC or Business Objects experience
  • Advanced BI tools and RPA development
  • Plex (ERP) or other ERP experience
  • Workday Adaptive Planning or other Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) experience


Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor