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Manager FP&A

Corporate USA, 300 Corporate Parkway - 118N, Amherst, New York, United States of America Req #166
Tuesday, October 10, 2023


From our roots providing sand to local foundries in the 1880's, Opta has grown to an international group of companies committed to delivering optimal results for our customers. Opta's purpose is to be the leading supplier of performance solutions for metallurgical, abrasive, and specialty chemical applications. We strive to be the leading provider of innovative steelmaking reagents, slag conditioners, and metal remediation materials consumed in the North American and European markets. We aim to be the market leader in steelmaking products through an unwavering focus on supporting our customers’ needs. We measure our success by our presence in a majority of steel mills throughout the world. 


Accountability and Integrity in everything we do
  • PEOPLE: We will invest in our people with promoting Diversity and Inclusion for the success of our organization
  • CUSTOMERS: Committed to our customers to deliver Consistent Quality products, Solutions and Service
  • SAFETY: Providing employees a Safe environment in which to thrive
  • INNOVATION: Deliver outstanding performance through Continuous Improvement and Creativity
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Enhancing Sustainability by respecting and protecting the Environment in the communication where we live and work


The Manager FP&A will report to the VP of Finance for the Steel Americas Division (the “Division”) and will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning and analysis process (i.e. budgeting and forecasting) as well as business decision support (i.e. customer bids and pricing, capital investments, etc.), performance monitoring, and assisting with key business development activities.  The Manager FP&A is a very important role in the Company that is expected to be able to communicate in a straight-forward and succinct fashion to a variety of stakeholders what financial performance is, and how and why it deviates from expectation. 



The primary responsibilities of the Manager FP&A include the following:                  

  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes for the Division, including coordination across various functions (commercial, operations, supply chain, HR, etc.) and plant locations
  • Serve as the key finance business partner to departments, assisting them in building out their planning models, evaluating investment cases, and leading monthly reviews of their actual vs budget performance
  • Support the development of Key Performance Indicators to measure business performance and support the culture of continuous improvement
  • Lead cost of manufacturing and inventory accounting including establishing and maintaining standards costs, plant level cost accounting, spend analysis versus budget, periodic analysis and KPI review, inventory policies, etc.  Simply put, if it matters to a plant manager then it matters to the FP&A team, FP&A is a key business partner to operations.
  • Develop a deep understanding of major performance drivers and assist business decision makers to develop plans to meet financial goals and mitigate risks
  • Collaborate with all levels of Management to understand what information is required for business decision making
  • Contribute to the development of financial strategies for a division or operating unit that align with the organization’s overall vision
  • Work closely with accounting to improve the overall efficiency of the finance organization as well as improve visibility and depth of understanding of all key financial metrics
  • Prepare financial analysis, and variance reporting (versus prior year and budget), including reporting results to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Lead the analysis and quantification of economics around all capital projects
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and reports, reduce manual reports to the extent possible by building framework and documenting processes along the way
  • Reinforce culture of data-driven decision making and support dissemination of general financial awareness and acumen




  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required
  • CPA, CFA and/or MBA preferred



  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in manufacturing industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience working with multiple legal entities across jurisdictions/currencies is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent team player with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization (subordinates, colleagues, management) and across all functions/departments
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Proactive with the ability to anticipate and initiate action to meet the organizations needs
  • Adaptable with the ability to work effectively with diverse situations and personalities
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX



  • Some travel required
Opta offers a diverse compensation and benefit package that includes the following: 
  • Extended Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 401(k) Match
  • Competitive Compensation Program
  • On Demand Pay (Dayforce Wallet)
We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

he above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Opta USA, an Opta Group Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age (40-70), national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement).

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $90,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $120,000.00
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  • Corporate USA, 300 Corporate Parkway - 118N, Amherst, New York, United States of America