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Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Senior Financial Planning Analyst

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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Senior Financial Planning Analyst at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.


In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, the Senior Financial Planning Analyst utilizes the principles of financial planning and analysis to gather and analyze complex data, provide financial and statistical information to management including consolidation and submission of plant and business unit financial plans, forecasts and actual results for P&L’s, balance sheets and cash flow statements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the key elements of the budgeting, forecasting, and reporting cycles and contribute to the preparation of the presentations for Senior Leadership.
  • Utilizes standard company business metrics and consistency of information for company sites and business units within plans, forecast and actuals.
  • Supports alternative opportunities with functional management for achievement of cost superiority and business expansion.
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills and advanced analytical abilities
  • Analyzes actual revenues, sales deductions, manufacturing costs and prepares financial reports for both periodic and ad-hoc requirements, utilizing data tools and analytical methods. Analysis areas include, but not limited to:
    • Customer/product sales, market segment, costs, margins and total profitability, customer, product and configuration mix analysis for performance assessment.
    • Variance analysis for planned and fore-casted financial results by market segment and manufacturing plant.
    • Net working capital planning and financial support. Capital planning and support.
    • Ad-hoc analysis in support of marketing and manufacturing management.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned


Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (MBA preferred) or comparable discipline and at least 3 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have demonstrated success in advanced financial modeling and analysis. Must be highly analytical with proven ability to synthesize large amounts of data as well as have experience in a manufacturing concern, product/customer profitability analysis, business intelligence and/or data warehouse. SQL programming preferred. Qualified candidates will be highly proficient in accounting/financial principles, income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.