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Manager-Financial Planning & Analysis, Products

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


SUMMARY: The Financial Planning and Analysis Department provides essential information flows and analysis to the CEO, CFO, CAO, Treasurer and other senior management personnel including financial and market forecasts, capital and operating budgets, long-term strategic planning and other ad hoc business analysis as requested. The department also supports all of the Accounting and Finance related functions including the Controller's Group, Treasury, Investor Relations, Risk and Tax teams by leading and assisting with interdisciplinary projects. This position leads all corporate planning and analysis related activities with respect to the Housing and Infrastructure Segment ("Products Segment"). The incumbent regularly interacts with the Executive Management team, as well as other department managers and support staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Generates financial reports, presentations and related analysis for Senior Management and the Board of Directors of Westlake Chemical for periodic board meetings, monthly and quarterly reviews, and other Senior Management meetings Lead the development of short- and long-range strategic planning for the Products Segment, requiring a deep understanding of the forces impacting the construction industry to assess key drivers and assumptions, identify key strategic issues to be incorporated, and develop long-term forecasts Lead and consolidate the Products Segment Annual Operating and Capital Plan process, including communicating and coordinating with the relevant stakeholders in the Products Segment, completing the necessary analysis, templates and reports, and contributing to and reviewing the final presentation to the Board of Directors Identify the key metrics and develop the internal reporting for the Products Segment Use prior knowledge and experience to actively and effectively in business planning and scenario analyses Research relevant market, societal and macroeconomic trends to report and incorporate insights into ongoing work products Oversee the development of the Products Segment section of the investor updates Q&A report and prepare talking points for Senior Management Provide analysis and support for Corporate Development projects including due diligence, cash flow forecasting, valuation, market analyses, etc. Provide ad hoc reports and analysis to senior management and take leadership roles in special projects Identify, design and implement enhancements to existing planning, forecasting and reporting processes and systems

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Will take a leadership role in a team of seven with three analysts. This position will have direct oversight of a Principal Analyst with other analysts assigned to accomplish projects on a timely basis.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with progressive technical and operational business experience 10 years of relevant experience in accounting or finance related fields CPA, CFA, or MBA preferred Strong critical thinker with the ability to work independently as well as being able to collaborate as part of a high functioning team Must be able to develop strong relationships and credibility with key internal teams and business units High financial literacy with attention to detail. Expert in the compilation and interpretation of important metrics and other relevant information. Able to analyze and comment on financial statements and forecasts Strong oral and written communication / presentation skills Mastery of Excel to both create models and analysis on the fly and to mentor team in best practices

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to use a computer, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Houston , Manager-Financial Planning & Analysis, Products, Executive , Houston, Texas

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