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Sr. FP&A Financial Analyst

Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

 Sr. FP&A Financial Analyst

Chicago. IL


James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie too. 


The Sr. FP&A Consolidation Financial Analyst manages the North American P&L, updating it for the monthly forecast and the annual 3-year strategic plan.  The Consolidation Financial Analyst closely partners with other FP&A financial analysts that are responsible for their respective area, including: volume, price, manufacturing costs, freight, Start-up / Ramp-up, warranty, organizational costs and R&D.  The Consolidation Financial Analyst should be able to speak to the assumptions, drivers and how the company’s strategy is integrated into the P&L, communicating fluctuations between the actuals and forecast to business leaders so that they can make operational check and adjusts.  The Consolidation Financial Analyst will partner with the Global FP&A Systems and Improvement Senior Manager as global standards and systems are rolled-out to ensure that they align to North America needs.


Position Responsibilities


Manages the monthly North American P&L forecast

Manages the annual 3-year strategic plan

  • Understand senior management’s 1 and 3-year strategic objectives and key initiatives
  • Submit final board plan for annual BoD review

Drives continuous improvement in the North American forecasting process

  • Understanding business objectives across groups to build dashboards tracking KPIs

Partners & implements global forecasting systems and standards into the North American process


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary




  • Bachelor’s Degree (finance/accounting preferred)
  • 7 or more years in a finance/accounting role in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP systems software (SAP preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully analyze financial data (e.g. profit and loss variance, volume trends, and return on investments), including creating spreadsheets with the information, explaining variances, identifying issues, and making appropriate recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply forecasting techniques and skills to develop and evaluate business goals and strategies, analyze information to derive insights and implications to initiate planning and/or re-planning, and controlling actual results versus budget
  • Business acumen to elicit trust and credibility with all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Finance, GAAP Accounting and Manufacturing Cost principles preferred
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Advanced Excel (pivot tables & V-Lookups minimum)
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30 and 90-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results
  • Ability to travel (5%)
  • Must be able to work in the downtown Chicago office (relocation assistance not provided)


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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