Bay Colony Search has partnered with a growing manufacturer to find and hire a Financial Analyst. You will be responsible for sales analysis, margin analysis, cost variances, and present information to Sales, Marketing, and senior management. Will also partner with the CFO on the budgeting and forecasting process.Key ResponsibilitiesPrepare timely, accurate, and insightful monthly reporting and variance analysis for key financial and operational metricsProvide oversight for plant costing activities including material, labor, and overhead standardsAssist in the development of annual budgets and long–range plans aligned to strategic business and financial goalsEvaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with budgets & forecastsIdentify and drive process improvements in reporting and budgeting/forecasting processesGain deep understanding of the business, providing analytical support for business decisions, assessments and pricing scenariosIdentify and report on actionable and informative KPIs (sales by customer, margin analysis, product costing, etc.) to understand trends, risks, and opportunitiesProvide management reports analyzing drivers impacting profitability of products and processesAnalyze financial data and create financial models and spreadsheets to support the informationManage and update the long term financial operating modelProvide financial models on various operating scenariosAssist with due diligence on portfolio acquisitionsAssist with developing monthly financial package to be presented to management teamCreate ad hoc analysesRequired QualificationsBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related disciplineSAP experience HIGHLY desired2+ years of professional work experience in financial analysis, financial/strategic planning, and/or budgeting Ability to mine and process large amounts of data and then draw conclusions and communicate the resultsMust be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skillsBe a change agentSuperior Microsoft Excel skillsBay Colony Search is a retained executive search firm that partners with private equity portfolio companies throughout the US & Canada. Most of our clients are small to mid–size companies that are going through a growth phase or are in the midst of succession planning.