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FP&A Financial Analyst

Date Posted: Apr 28, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau

About Us:


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.


Job Description:




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 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 Director 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, & Recycling)
  • Working Capital Analysis (supporting Credit & Accounts Payable)


Business Development

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


The Individual:




  • 6 to 8 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
  • Project management experience
  • SAP BPC, Hyperion or Business Objects experience
  • Advanced BI tools


Salary & Benefits:


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Application Process:


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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