Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

Date:  Jan 11, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  33466


Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


We are currently seeking a Manager Financial Planning & Analysis to support the forecasting and annual budget processes for all entities globally at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. The successful candidate will partner with senior leadership to develop financial forecasting scenarios needed to determine strategies for the achievement of financial objectives. Additionally, they will analyze performance versus operating budgets/prior year and present overall financial results, using this information to drive future decisions. This position reports to the Global Director Corporate FP&A and interacts with all levels of the Finance organization, Business Managers and Executive Leadership.



  • Build, direct and oversee all financial planning and analysis activities associated with G&A across entire global organization.
  • Responsible for the timely, accurate and complete reporting of budgets and forecasts.
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting monthly and quarterly financial reviews for Senior and Executive leadership that identify potential areas of improvement through analysis of key performance metrics.
  • Role includes frequent interaction with senior management including the CFO and other key business leaders regarding strategic direction, business development and significant business issues.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders and functional partners across business regions in support of planning and forecasting efforts. May provide guidance and leadership on forecast and analysis opportunities and improvement.
  • Deliver sound financial information to the executive team, including business trends, key performance measures and in-depth cause and effect analysis on a variety of complex financial/business/operating issues.
  • Prepare ad-hoc and standard financial analysis and reports as requested providing insight into the Company’s operations and financial performance.
  • Responsible for synthesizing large quantities of data, identify trends and drivers. Analyze and interpret both financial and operational results
  • Reviews work and provides feedback, training, guidance and development to Financial Analysts (Direct Reports) and other cross functional professionals.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field (accounting, finance, math or economics). MBA strongly preferred.
  • 6+ years of progressive finance experience with significant FP&A experience, preferably at an international public company.
  • Experience as a finance business partner with an understanding of how managers use financial and operational information to make better business decisions.
  • Experience partnering effectively with and influencing senior leadership of organizations.
  • Strong experience with financial consolidation technology, preferably HFM (Hyperion Financial Management) and/or OneStream.  Ability to innovate and implement planning technology and tools as well as working knowledge of business intelligence solutions and experience developing reporting solutions.
  • Strong strategic planning abilities and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven experience in finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including the preparation and delivery of effective presentations to senior management, with sound reasoning, clear narrative and impactful graphics.
  • Organized and detail oriented with ability to manage financial processes and the capacity to implement control procedures while driving continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience forecasting, with a strong background in analytics.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, identify issues and orchestrate to action and closure, think logically and comprehensively in solving problems and achieve objectives.
  • Ability to effectively organize, analyze and present data with solutions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and with international (global) team members as well.
  • Strong decision-making, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential as well as the ability to work effectively in a deadline.


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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