Electro Rent Corporation

  • Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

    West Hills, CA
  • Overview

    Reports to
    VP, Global Controller




    The Director FP&A will address the company’s current need for analytical and forecasting needs.  Primary function will be to forecast and communicate financial performance, variance reporting (i.e. vs. budget vs. prior year).  Treasury management and performance improvement initiatives.  This function will provide increased visibility into the company’s financial performance resulting in data driven decision-making discussions.


    The right candidate for this single-person function will be a self-motivated individual with the analytical capabilities and communication skills to drive change through the organization.  It is critical that the candidate be able to summarize the results of detailed analysis into executive level summaries.  This position will require an executive level presence as he or she will be communication daily with senior leadership and private equity sponsor.  The candidate must have a solid foundation in creating complicated financial models, budgets, forecasts and working cross functional teams. 


    • Support financial planning, analysis and reporting process in order to produce weekly, monthly, annual and 5-year strategic forecasts
    • Lead financial, variance, trending analysis for key profitability drivers and metrics; interpret results and articulate actionable recommendations to maximize profitability and ensure financial targets are achieved
    • Manage and communicate 13-week cash flow forecast in order to improve company’s treasury management
    • Partner with regional finance teams to understand key variance drivers, opportunities and risks to their financial plans / forecasts
    • Lead ad-hoc business case analysis including investment / resource allocation and ROI analysis
    • Drive efficiencies into current processes through standardization and automation of dashboards, reports and templates
    • Prepare annual CAPEX plan with executive team; track and monitor approved projects to anticipated spend levels; manage approval process of any in-year CAPEX submissions
    • Forecast and track strategic performance improvement initiatives (i.e. PMO)


    Skill Requirements

    • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data and ability to synthesis complex or disparate information; relate financial and other business information to drive expected outcomes
    • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
    • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
    • Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
    • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one on one, small and large groups and with peers and bosses
    • Action Oriented: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
    • Planning and Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set strong objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals.  Possess strong organizational and time management skills
    • Communication Skills: Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills



    • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting or Finance, Master’s a plus
    • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
    • Rental and / or Tech experience is a plus
    • Microsoft Dynamics D365 a plus
    • Expert Excel, Access, MS Word and PowerPoint skills
    • Strong Analytical skills
    • Executive presence: solid verbal and written communications skills as well as strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of people assertively and confidently


    Electro Rent is the largest, most comprehensive test equipment services provider for market-leading customers around the world. We are focused on delivering outstanding service for customers across a broad range of industries including Aerospace/Defense, Telecommunications, Mobile/Computing, Power & Industrial, Automotive, Medical, Education, New Space, Data Products Rental and more. With 1.1 billion of inventory, immediate shipping to over 100 countries, and a world-class accredited calibration and repair lab, our team of experts solve tough technical and financial challenges related to testing. EOE



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