Cirrus Aircraft is looking for a finance manager to be trusted by our manufacturing and supply chain operations leaders on key strategic projects. This position will collaborate with senior leadership and lead a team of financial analysts within the operations business unit to implement Key Performa

Finance Manager

Cirrus Aircraft • 
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Cirrus Aircraft is looking for a finance manager to be trusted by our manufacturing and supply chain operations leaders on key strategic projects. This position will collaborate with senior leadership and lead a team of financial analysts within the operations business unit to implement Key Performance Indicators, leveraging and improving upon existing metrics, and identifying business trends through related measurement and analysis. This position will also analyze historical spending trends, evaluate different scenarios and help the business team understand potential trade-offs.

Cirrus Aircraft is dedicated to a world-class experience throughout the lifetime of aircraft ownership with service and support to help you maintain your aircraft to the highest standards for the many years of your flying adventures. As a Cirrus people leader, youll provide the team with the tools they need to effectively forecast in the short- mid- and long-term, which will also be critical. This position is rife with opportunities to make an impact both at a direct financial level and indirectly by influencing processes and policy.

Success In Role

You know your business and identify opportunities to decrease costs and improve customer and employee experience. You leverage appropriate resources to deep dive, make recommendations, and influence leaders. You formulate how to deliver improvements and execute them across all fulfillment centers. You play an active role in recruiting and coaching others – on your team or other teams. You understand controllership and are working to increase your knowledge here.

Financial Acumen: Interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Directs work: Provides direction, delegates, and removes obstacles to get work done.

Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Builds Effective Teams: Builds strong effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

Manages Ambiguity: Operates effectively even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.

Business Finance Support

  • Prepare, maintain, and develop critical insights from KPIs generated in collaboration with manufacturing operations, supply chain and finance leadership
  • Participates in preparation of annual financials budgets and updated financial projections as needed to track performance and outlook of projects
  • Perform sensitivity analysis around key assumptions to provide guidance around potential outcomes
  • Performs ad hoc financial analysis as requested
  • Informs, maintains, and validates reporting tools for manufacturing leadership analysis
  • Support senior leadership in analyzing and evaluating M&A opportunities.

Data & Reporting

  • Influence financial reporting for a business area and may supervise or teach others in areas of financial reporting
  • Identify and solve complex data integrity issues and collaborate with stakeholders on resolution, insisting on the highest standards
  • Prepares actual to budget/forecast variance analysis, including identification of headcount, operating, outsourcing, and expense savings opportunities, and provides actionable recommendations to manufacturing operations leadership as well as identification of potential risks, meanwhile encouraging accountability for achieving forecasted/plan results


  • Engages in monthly reviews, providing financial insights to key drivers of change and ensuring results are well understood by decision makers
  • Collaborates with manufacturing and Supply Chain team to make recommendations for scalable business solutions related to planning and budgeting
  • Acts as liaison between business team and accounting department ensuring transactions are appropriately accounted for in the financial

Team Leadership

  • Working on multiple projects at a time, this role will focus on the details while simultaneously working to take on high level/big picture challenges
  • Take part in hiring, developing, and mentoring activities while you seek value, and leverage diverse perspectives
  • Lead team of Financial Analysts within manufacturing operations & supply chain
  • Provide financial outlook and performance, actively participating in cross-functional meetings, and presenting relevant reporting and documents to senior management

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in financial analysis; including demonstrated leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive financial forecasts and appropriately represent financial information
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional fast-paced environment and to drive operational initiatives
  • Aptitude to take charge, set objectives, lead by influence and drive results

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime hours may be required.

This opportunity is located in Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted “Best Town” by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named “Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland” and “Best Workplace Culture” by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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