IMI Precision Engineering Financial Planning and Analysis in University Park, Illinois

Bimba, part of IMI Precision Engineering, is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. We are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment. As a business we aim to understand our customers’ challenges. We then connect our products, people and expertise in order to deliver exceptional service and solutions. We call this Engineering GREAT, and we deliver it to customers through a world-class portfolio of high performance products, through close partnerships and problem-solving, and through a global network of support which ensures reliable local delivery, all over the world. Bimba is headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with Company Match and Flexible Spending Accounts.


We are looking for a world class FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYST to join our team. The Financial Planning Analyst is responsible for driving financial and accounting driven processes specific to the Bimba manufacturing environment. This includes robust financial reporting responsibilities; budgeting, forecasting and planning processes; detailed variance and KPI analysis; process-driven continuous improvement efforts; internal controls; and ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment subject to constant deadlines and possesses excellent communication skills to educate non-finance individuals.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Load data into Cognos and regularly read, review and analyze for accurate reporting

  2. Produce and deliver financial reporting to management in line with the Bimba financial reporting/planning cycle to include monthly, quarterly, half-year, and annual requirements

  3. Consolidate financial reporting for the Americas region

  4. Budgeting and forecasting processes including development of budgeting and forecasting models

  5. Provide input and assist in identifying and communicating key performance indicators and their interpretation

  6. Prepare detailed analysis of margins and operating expenses to drive efficiencies and cost savings

  7. Educate non-finance personnel regarding budgetary compliance goals & objectives

  8. Assist process-driven continuous improvement efforts through established methods and approaches

  9. Review Capital Expenditure Proposals, ensuring accurate financial analysis and adherence to capital budgets


We require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance; CPA or Master’s Degree preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, or related field

  • Knowledge of financial practices, GAAP, and cost management

  • Knowledge of manufacturing/operations is strongly preferred

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite

  • Experience with JDE, Oracle, SAP or similar ERP platform preferred

  • Experience in Cognos financial reporting system preferred

Bimba is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of sex, age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2018-31465

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-IL-University Park

Category Accounting/Finance

Platform IMI Precision Engineering