Job Title: Senior Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Date Posted: 10-13-2006
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 7+ to 10 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Thermo Electron Corporation
Company Website:
Contact Information: Thermo Electron Corp   Thermo Electron Corp (
Job Description:
Thermo Electron Corporation is a global, NYSE-listed company providing technology-based
instruments that offer total solutions for a variety of markets. Leading the world in
high-tech instruments, Thermo Electron helps laboratory and industrial customers advance
scientific knowledge, enable drug discovery, improve manufacturing, and protect people and the
environment. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company has revenues of more than $2 billion
and employs approximately 10,000 people in 30 countries worldwide.
Thermo Electron is an equal opportunity employer.

An opportunity exists for an individual to join the finance team of the $115M Radiation
Measurement and Security Instruments (RM&SI) business of Thermo Electron. This position leads
the financial planning and analysis effort for the RM&SI business unit and is also responsible
for coordinating all internal reporting requirements across the business unit. The position
focuses on preparing meaningful information from data retrieved from the various Management
Information Systems.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare weekly orders & shipment report and facilitate weekly discussions. Assist the Finance
Director and coordinate the preparation of the business unitís annual operating plan and
quarterly forecasts. Perform monthly and quarterly consolidation of the business unitís three
locations. Perform monthly and quarterly variance analysis of actual performance against the
latest forecast and AOP. Develop common analysis and reporting platforms across all RM&SI
reporting entities (i.e. common templates for budget preparation, sales/orders reporting,
sales-EBITA bridges, etc.). Understand key business drivers and provide management with
accurate, timely, and relevant information for decision-making. Communicate to senior
management, the areas of concern and actions required to meet financial commitments (i.e.
departmental budgets, sales, orders, and EBITA, etc.). Prepare management presentations in
Excel and PowerPoint to communicate business performance (e.g. Quarterly Business Reviews,
Cost Reduction Initiatives etc.). Conduct trend analysis relating to spending and revenue
patterns to prepare strategic and tactical recommendations for achieving quarterly/annual
performance. Perform margin analysis to account for the impact of price, mix, and volume. Work
with functional leaders to arrive at a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of gross
margin by product. Perform special projects and assist the site locations on an as needed
basis. Perform due diligence on acquisition candidates

Minimum Education and Experience:
Degree in Accounting or Finance, preferably an MBA and CMA/CPA certification
5 Ė10 years of experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Some travel may be required
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