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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Columbia, Maryland

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager works closely with senior management to increase the company’s efficiency and profitability by assisting with the formulation of both the medium and long-term financial plan. This role will report to the CAO.

  • Working closely with the CAO and the leadership team to formulate the business's medium to long term financial and strategic plan

  • Work with Business Unit heads to build their annual budgets and forecasts

  • Producing models to project long term growth and determine the impacting business factors

  • Analyzing financial and operational results to better understand company performance

  • Utilizing BI tools to delivery meaningful insights into business performance

  • Communicate to senior management the reasons behind the product/department performance and results

  • Provide detailed analysis and commentary on cost center results

  • Preparing business cases to support new investment, strategic and other business decisions

  • Evaluating previous budgets, expenditures to develop and implement future budgets

  • Communicating results and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations
  • Provide insights to senior management around financial modeling, forecasts and profitability



The more common skills and attributes that are needed for this role may include:
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant analytical experience

  • Significant analytical skillset, including the utilization of BI and reporting tools

  • Strong quantitative abilities

  • Able to solve complex problems

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills

  • Some level of commercial acumen

  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines

  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization
  • Must be a team player and act cooperatively with the business

  • Superior computer software skills, including advanced Excel and other accounting packages. Ability to build macros is a plus

  • MBA & CPA preferred

Certis Biologicals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Resources
Kasia O'Donnell

Certis USA, L.L.C
9175 Guilford Road, Suite 175
Columbia, Maryland 21046