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Manager Financial Planning and Analysis - Turf

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Leads the budgeting and forecasting function for the Turf & Consumer business unit by establishing and documenting procedures and timelines for completion of the annual operating budget, quarterly operating forecasts and capital spending plans.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops and drives an effective and efficient planning process to guide the business unit in the formulation, review and communication of operating plans and projections; coordinates the budget/forecast and performs analysis to determine the validity and accuracy of the forecasts submitted by the business unit; coordinates the preparation of the annual budget review meetings.
  2. Leads the preparation and update of the business unit’s long-range strategic financial plan.
  3. Understands and internally promotes the relationship of accurate financial planning to our overall financial and Economic Value Added (EVA) results.
  4. Develops and uses analytical tools to monitor and lead improvements in forecasting accuracy. Analyzes actual to budget trends in financial statements and key company drivers and trends on a monthly basis, including the isolation of factors contributing to negative and positive trends, in order to revise forecast processes and improve forecast accuracy.
  5. Develops timely tools and metrics to enable management to make informed business decisions and take action.
  6. Develops reporting and analysis that supports strategic recommendations which enhance the sales and profitability of the business unit.
  7. Develops reporting using a variety of database sources within and outside of the Company.
  8. Analyzes the impact of pricing, volume, mix and foreign currency on sales and gross margins.
  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

  • 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, decision making and organizational skills in relation to managing multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Strong computer literacy, especially experience with financial software systems
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of accounting/finance experience
  • Prior financial analysis experience
  • Previous leadership experience preferred



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

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