Financial Analysis Manager

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: Job-1633

Financial Analysis Manager


$90 - $120K plus bonus


Kansas City, MO


Interviewing over the next two weeks


Bell & Associates, Inc. has been engaged to recruit our client's next Financial Analysis Manager.  In this role, you will function as the #2 finance person for a $500M division of a large publicly traded company.  This role is open due to internal promotion and is known as a grooming ground for future Divisional CFOs.  This position is responsible for the oversight of several functional areas such as profit management and financial forecasting and reporting. This person will be responsible for providing insight and analysis of financial operating results as well as identifying trends and providing recommendations for various profitability drivers, including revenue, margin, expense management, and working capital management.



  • Determine the key drivers of variances versus last year results
  • Identify underperforming customers and vendors and the key drivers of profitability
  • Make recommendations to management to improve profitability
  • Provide specific analysis as to the key drivers of expenses and the key drivers as to variances to last year and to plan
  • Identify opportunities to control costs and reduce expenses
  • Quantify the financial impact of key cost control initiatives
  • May participate in shrink committee, credit committee, and other initiatives
  • Assist Local CFO and Market CFO with the performance of the forecast
  • Ensure overall trends and the impacts of key initiatives are reflected accurately in the forecast
  • Work with each department to ensure they understand the overall forecast and how the impact of the key initiatives they are responsible for are reflected in the forecast
  • Ensure overall trends and the impacts of key initiatives are reflected accurately in the profit plan
  • Participate in the recruiting and training of finance associates
  • Responsible for performance management and development of finance associates
  • Play a key role in the annual AOP process
  • Individual must champion and be the local expert in the company's analytical toolbox
  • Review and ensure that all vendors' billings are paid in a timely fashion and uncollectable vendor receivables are properly handled
  • Monitor and review all Master Distribution Agreements (MDA) for profitability
  • Oversee the Profit Management Team to maximize performance
  • Monitor the Customer Performance Activity System (CPAS) to provide reports and communicate financial impact as necessary
  • Assist with cost monitoring, product equities, frequencies and other statistical data directly related to price management



Education and / or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or Economics required
  • At least 5 years financial analyst and/or accounting experience required

Professional Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to analyze data and draw logical conclusions and recommendations from the data
  • Ability to lead and direct clerical positions
  • Proficient computer skills with emphasis on Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA/CPA and preferred
  • Prior managerial experience preferred


Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America -




Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    


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