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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Tampa, Florida
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Position Overview:

Reporting directly to the CFO, the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager is responsible for providing financial analysis, insights and projections for strategic, operational, and financing discussions, planning and decision-making. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Financial Planner with Mining experience to develop the financial planning process at an emerging rate earths mining and magnet manufacturing company. The Incumbent will work closely with mining, processing, metal and magnet manufacturing operations staff to fully understand and accurately capture the interdependencies of the company operating model and its separate lines of business into a Corporate Financial Model, an annual Budget model submitted to the Board for approval annually, and a rolling 24 month forecast model.

The incumbent will prepare accurate monthly financial planning reports, budgets, cost models and presentations that provide thoughtful analysis, identify action items, and frame decisions that need to be made. Given the business fast pace and rapid growth trajectory, and this roles support of the CFO function, this role has a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on the organization.

The ideal candidate combines a highly analytical mindset and technical ability with excellent managerial, people and communication skills. They will have world class financial modelling skills and experience developing dynamic operating cost models that support scenario planning. They are a team player that can lead a functional group and creates a culture of accountability to an annual budget. What sets them apart is their ability to take complex information and turn it into clear insights and communications to support and guide strategic decision making.

Experience in either the mining sector or complex manufacturing processes is required to understand the nuances of a company with two lines of business, advantageous,

This role is a stand-alone position to start, with the expectation that additional resources will report to this position as the company achieves major milestones in its high growth strategy. The ability to lead a function while also performing the analysis is a key requirement for this role, especially in its early stages.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and continue to enhance the existing corporate financial model.
  • Develop the operating and financial plans required to achieve the strategic plan
  • Create a Board presentation and budget package for approval, including sensitivity analysis, risks and opportunities, quantitative and qualitative summaries and narrative.
  • Research, evaluate, and then implement and maintain a corporate wide financial planning and budgeting system.
  • Work with the Corporate controller to evaluate ERP systems that will either provide or feed into financial planning software.
  • Develop a rolling 24M forecast process across the company and conduct variance analysis to highlight how the forecast compares against actual performance.
  • Identify and research variances to forecast, budget, and prior-year expenses, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Create presentations that provide insightful analysis, identify required action items, and effectively frame decisions to be made.
  • Identify levers that can be pulled to optimize performance or meet certain goals.
  • Provide analysis that supports decisions related to capital allocation.
  • Review all investor, financing, and other external materials to ensure that there are no misrepresentations of financial information
  • Identify and understand business challenges; propose and create solutions including process optimization.
  • Dive deeply into financial data and become a subject matter expert to provide additional insights.
  • Liaise with the strategy team, managing scenario modeling, including executive presentations, Q&A support, and ad hoc analysis.
  • Support ad hoc projects and initiatives that impact the entire organization.
  • Work with all groups across the organization in an efficient manner.
Skills, Qualifications and Abilities:
  • Has reported to CFO or has had significant exposure to CFO
  • Strong team player that communicates effectively to the audience at hand
  • Familiarity with mass balance calculations and their impact on production forecasting
  • Highly advanced modeling skills with attention to audit trails, documentation of sources of information, and presentation of analysis and results
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Disciplined version control practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through effective verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects across an organization
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting, business, engineering, or related area. An MBA or relevant masters degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of managerial experience in financial planning, analysis and business decision support
  • Experience in mining or complex manufacturing is required
  • General knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles
  • Experience developing financial reports and metrics
  • Experience with Life of Mine (LOM) planning, or other long-term planning

USA Rare Earth's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

USA Rare Earth is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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  • Job Reference: 706379335-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: USA Rare Earth, LLC
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent