Financial Analyst, FPA

Financial Analyst, FP&A

The team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood bioenergy solutions. We are the world's largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Job Purpose

The Operations Finance Analyst is responsible for supporting the activities associated with forecasting, planning, and analysis (FP&A) at the plant and corporate level. This position will work to develop and maintain analytical tools for our operators and management to improve decision making and drive business performance. It will also support the capital planning strategy for the organization. The Operations Finance Analyst will work closely with all facets of the operations and finance teams, including plant and regional operations, engineering, regional finance and accounting, and corporate finance. This role reports to the Operations Finance Manager and supports all plant and port facilities.

  • Support the monthly and annual FP&A process and maintain all plant and port forecasting files and analyses
    • Collaborate with plant and port operations teams to prepare and present forecasts and monthly financial reporting packages which summarize the regions' business activity and financial performance based on past, present and expected operations
    • Support the consolidation of the corporate-level forecast by working with our corporate finance and commercial teams
    • Perform monthly variance analyses and forecast sensitivities for plant and port facilities to identify risks and opportunities
  • Assist with annual budgeting process
    • Coordinate with plant and port leaders to prepare and present detailed operating plan
    • Perform analyses on YoY performance and trends
    • Assist with developing the annual maintenance and growth capital expenditures budgets
    • Maintain all plant and port budget files
  • Develop new analytical tools to improve operational decision making
    • Leverage existing systems and data to build reporting tools for plant and port personnel
    • Use data to identify gaps in performance between plants to drive year-over-year productivity improvements and cost-out
  • Participate in monthly KPI process
    • Participate in regional KPI process and leverage trend-pareto-attack system to drive operational improvement
    • Support plants in managing and developing KPIs
  • Support the capital planning process
    • Prepare appropriate ROI analysis supporting project viability including sensitivities of the included assumptions
    • Report the actual returns achieved from projects and compare against expected returns in the investment thesis
    • Prepare monthly capital project reporting package for finance and operations leaders

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, or related areas
  • 1-2 years of experience in investment banking, consulting, corporate finance, or related financial field
  • Strong analytical abilities; organized with attention to detail
  • Prior experience in financial statement analysis, particularly within operations
  • Previous success in driving operational improvement through use of data and scalable analytics solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all functions and levels of the organization including Executive Management
  • Motivated self-starter; comfortable working in an unstructured environment
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and complete multiple tasks and collaborate with diverse teams
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Preferred Qualifications - What Will Set You Apart
  • Master's degree (MBA or other finance degree)
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX or Microsoft D365
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
Salary Range
$51,000.00 - $81,000.00
per Year
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Raleigh, NC, 27601, US