Manager Financial Planning and Analysis

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs & Stratton


As a Manager Financial Planning and Analysis your goal is to lead the financial planning and analysis function for the Energy Solutions business unit. You’ll work on areas including, but not limited to: financial modeling, weekly and monthly P&L forecasting, annual budgeting process, analysis and reporting of month-end results, new product development analysis, and other profitability improvement analyses. 


You will do this by:

  • Developing financial models to streamline processes and help make informed business decisions
  • Analyzing the cost base and communicating findings to enable management to make informed business decisions and taking action to drive profitability improvements
  • Leading the financial modeling of new product development projects for the business unit
  • Leading the weekly and monthly P&L forecasting process for the business unit
  • Leading the annual budgeting process for the business unit
  • Reviewing general ledger account postings for accuracy throughout the month, corrects root causes of errors, and performing real time analysis to understand activity
  • Preparing month end closing tasks as required
  • Completing financial analyses and bridges on month-end results
  • Preparing reporting daily, weekly and monthly which may include but not be limited to sales, inventory, production, raw material purchasing and cost of quality.
  • Continuously improving processes to eliminate waste
  • Identifying and recommending improvements for managerial and operational controls.
  • Working closely with remote plant finance leads to understand manufacturing activity and the impacts on the results


The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities. 


You are the kind of person who is/has:

  • a self-starter
  • enjoys a fast paced environment
  • able to collaborate with staff throughout the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum five years of accounting/finance related experience
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • SAP experience
  • Hyperion or BPC experience


Additional Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in supporting and consulting within the business unit
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with all groups in the business unit on setting expectations and monitoring progress; must be able to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and superiors within the organization
  • Strong analytical skills necessary to review/analyze financial data, substantiate financial statement balances and prepare financial models
  • Advanced computer skills specifically advanced knowledge of, and experience working with, spreadsheet software
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with a strong attention to accuracy and detail


Travel Required: 

  • % of Travel: minimal
  • How often: one to two times per year
  • Where: domestic

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Location: 

  • Wauwatosa, WI (corporate office)



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee