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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

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Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Controller, the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis will be responsible for advancing the company's internal reporting and financial planning and forecasting function. The position is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling and analysis as well as supporting business partners across departments to drive good decision making through sound financial judgment. This is a hands on, roll up your sleeves type position in a rapidly changing environment. 


  • Managing the financial planning process, including but not limited to budgets, forecasts and annual operating plans;

  • Supporting full budget cycle including budget to actual variance analysis, monthly forecasting and regular financial model building, while managing timelines to meet requirements set by the business leads;

  • Monitoring financial performance and key performance indicators (KPI's), identifying and highlighting trends and presenting findings/recommendations to the Senior Controller and the leadership team;

  • Working through large data sets using Microsoft Excel and other data tools to understand key business and industry trends and recommend necessary action;

  • Preparing financial reports for Senior Leadership Team and cost center managers;

  • Developing scenario analyses to support decision making;

  • Support Accounting team during monthly, quarterly and annual reporting cycles including but not limited to review of financial statements, providing commentary and reporting to Corporate office and site leadership;

  • Assisting in due diligence of new opportunities including return on investment and net present value analyses;

  • Some travel may be required.


  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and strong financial modelling skills;

  • Must be able to work with PowerPoint;

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);

  • Able to work effectively as part of a team, ability to work with cross-functional teams and to train staff to follow procedures and use system tools;

  • Excellent analytical skills to collect data, understand significance, explain issues, and recommend solutions;

  • Ability to work with integrated ERP systems/consolidation tools preferably SAP and SAP BPC;

  • Must be able to quickly adapt and learn new tasks independently in a rapidly changing environment;

  • Naturally curious; if something seems out of the norm you want to roll up your sleeves and figure out what's going on;

  • Ability to embrace change with enthusiasm for continuous improvement.


  • A post secondary diploma/degree from a college or university in Accounting and/or Business

  • MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred

  • 5-7 years of related experience preferably in a publicly traded company, multi-national organization or an accounting firm;

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.