Senior Commercial Financial Analyst

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America. 


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As the Senior Financial Analyst you will be responsible for providing financial planning, analysis, projections, and actionable insights to the relevant business unit, function, or region that directly contribute to senior leadership decision making and drive the success of the relevant business unit, function, or region.  You will assimilate data and trends via multiple sources to drive growth.  In this role you will also use forecasting, budgeting, and modeling to support the business.  This role will rely on relationships with senior finance and business leaders across the company.


What You'll Do:

  • Develop flexible forecasting tools for monthly and annual budgeting process and monitor performance throughout the year
  • Leverage and analyze external data sources and market dynamics to monitor and assess potential impacts to the business
  • Liaise with finance teams and cross-functionally to enhance, implement, and drive adoption of existing and new processes and systems
  • Support the preparation of quarterly earnings release and board materials for the CEO and CFO as needed
  • Utilize, enhance, and develop forecast models to estimate growth, anticipate trends, and identify opportunities
  • Assess current systems and databases and design and develop enhanced data automation and financial tools, e.g., dashboards, to support business review at-a-glance


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You'll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Accounting or Finance major preferred (Must be from an accredited institution)
  • Minimum of six years of analysis experience required
  • Manufacturing or related industry experience preferred
  • Pro-actively stay current with developments and trends in areas of expertise & provide new ideas to improve process efficiencies
  • Constructively challenges business partner assumptions and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent assignments while maintaining high performance standards and meeting deadlines


What You'll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie 
  • And more

Apply now and come “home” to Hardie! 



James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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