Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: TAMPA, Florida, US, 33607

Company: Gerdau


The Lead Financial Analyst function within the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) group is a leading contributor role supporting the FP&A Manager for Planning and Strategy, Operations Management, and Business Development.  This position will be responsible for performing analysis of actual results to better understand how they compare to forecasted/planned performance including recommendations and support of achieving 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.  The Lead Financial Analyst will be required to work with varying levels of the GLN Management (including the VP level) and other macro process owners and to present analysis and action plans to Senior Management.



The Lead Financial Analyst position increases in scope beyond the Sr. Analyst to include analysis, recommendations, and development of ad hoc projects and project management, frequently with little need of validation by the FP&A Manager. The Lead Financial Analyst will typically work as a team lead coordinating and mentoring the other financial analysts.



Primary Responsibilities:

Support the development of the annual Financial Operating Plan, long term strategic plan and financial outlook model.

  • Coordinate of the financial reporting and consolidation process.
  • Provide financial support to corporate development, including financial modeling, due diligence and post-acquisition integration.
  • Identify trends and drivers of both sales and cost models.
  • Maintains current knowledge of finance practices that could be useful and relevant to the business.
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses for the FP&A manager, CFO and others as necessary.
  • Support Merger and Acquisition due diligence analysis and merger Integration management.
  • Competitor analysis
  • 6Q Forecasting and Planning – EBITDA tracking.
  • Support mill controllers on the planning process.


Travel requirements will be minimal as this role will generally support analysis of a corporate group (Commercial, Raw Materials, Downstream, SIOP, Engineering, etc.) or a Mill Operations VP, the majority of which are in the Corporate Office.   The analyst supporting the FP&A Manager for Business Development may have periods of travel related to the type of projects being worked on at the time.



Specific duties will depend on the particular business needs within FP&A and will include (but not be limited to) the following for completion and/or review:


Planning and Strategy

  • Strategic Map/Balanced Scorecard/KPI deployment
  • Annual Planning process
  • 6Q/Forecasting process (ultimately new software product)
  • Short term forecasting


Operations Management

  • Monthly Financial Data (“White Book”)
  • Pricing/Profitability Analysis (supporting Commercial)
  • Cost Analysis (supporting SIOP)
  • Location/Operational Analysis (supporting Mills, Downstream, & Recycling)
  • Working Capital Analysis (supporting Credit & Accounts Payable)


Business Development

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






Minimum Requirements:

  • 6 to 10 years of financial experience in a related industry
  • Relevant experience leading process improvement
  • Experience with annual budget process, short and mid-term financial forecasting.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an Accredited University in Finance, Accounting, Industrial Management or Industrial Engineering (or a comparable area of study)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and PowerBI.
  • Estimated 0%-5% travel schedule.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Financial analysis experience
  • Project management experience
  • SAP experience
  • SAP Analytics Cloud or other forecast tool experience
  • Knowledge of SQL or other data analytics language is a plus.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa