Transport Corporation of America, Inc.
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Eagan, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits



As a key member of the Finance & Accounting leadership team, the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for financial planning and business analysis for the company. This position will manage on-going forecasting and decision-support analyses/tools for all divisions within the company. This role operates both at a high strategic level, as well as digging into and reporting the frontline details on a weekly basis. This is an individual contributor position and requires someone who is passionate about providing solutions to the business by getting into the details themselves.


The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will have direct responsibility for the following activities:  partnering with the business unit leadership team and senior leaders within the company to deliver on strategic business growth and transformation initiatives, financial planning & forecasting, business/operational analysis, development of and implementation of key performance indicators/metrics for the business and managing the capital expenditure process. This includes working closely with the VP of Finance and Controller in managing the annual budgeting process, assisting with month end close tasks and performing hands-on business analysis.

The successful candidate will be measured more on how he or she moves the needle for the business than merely tracking the results of past activities.


In addition, this role is responsible to support business improvement by meeting personal and departmental goals and objectives timely and effectively.




Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with VP Finance and partner with the business unit leaders and the operational management team to deliver on strategic growth priorities for the business
  • Advise and make recommendations to management to drive increased profitability and cost savings initiatives
  • Identify and manage opportunities and risks
  • Advise division leaders of necessary corrective actions in underperforming areas and work closely with them to ensure delivery of objectives and plan
  • Provide budget control, variance analysis, fixed cost and support with period-end close process
  • Develop and implement best in class forecasting and budgeting model and tools
  • Provide weekly reporting and forecast of key operating metrics and monthly financials to senior leadership team and managers throughout the company
  • Direct the preparation of the divisions' annual budgeting and planning process
  • Develop and implement a rolling forecasting process for the divisions, including necessary financial reporting
  • Communicate business plans and results to all levels of the organization in a concise, professional manner
  • Provide ongoing analysis on capital and other decision-support requirements
  • Provide analyses / metrics for fuel and driver hiring, as well as, partner with the Shared Service leaders to drive results
  • Work closely with Accounting department to ensure actual, forecast and plan are in sync
  • Ad hoc analyses and reporting as requested

Note: These are the major functions and accountabilities required of the position and are the predominant criteria by which performance will be assessed. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.




  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA, MBA or CMA desired
  • 7 - 10+ years of business support related experience, Trucking Transportation Industry a plus
  • Experience with financial management required
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of financial analysis
  • Advanced skills in the development of financial ratios and comparative analysis
  • Ability to operate both strategically and tactically
  • Demonstrated character and drive to be a full partner in the leadership of a Business Unit group; a strong work ethic, positive attitude, professionalism and a high level of discretion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively with all levels of management as well as facilitate and participate in group meetings
  • Advanced Excel skills, must have the capability to work with and create pivot tables, VLOOKUP's, linking spreadsheets etc. routinely.   Intermediate skills in all other MSOffice Suite software
  • Capability to shift priorities quickly in a fast paced environment
  • Strong time management skills with ability to consistently meet customer/sales/operations deadlines
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently to create analysis and drive actions with the respective General Managers of each business division
  • Minimal travel


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