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FP&A Controller - Sheffield

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

Overview of the role


  • To issue maintain timely, accurate and useful reports and analysis which support JW’s current business model and strategic goals.
  • To support/participate in financial planning, budgeting and analysis. Financial support for programs/functions through financial results, reviews, planning and forecasting of financials, tracking project costs and support expenditures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual forecast.
  • Leading planning cycles including developing estimates, operating plans / forecasts / reviews, budget, LRFF(3 year plan); OP (operating plan/budget) and corporate reporting
  • Being responsible for quarterly closing / estimates and develop reliable estimates of product sales, contribution margin, and base cost; communicate current results and estimates to business leaders
  • Helping create long range plans and short range forecasts, understanding / evaluating key business drivers
  • Trackincg progress against plans at a granular level; recommending actions to get to planned performance for the operating teams
  • Understanding, communicating and explaining variance drivers within the business; segment them into unusuals,
  • Operating drivers and identify root cause and action owners for each Controllables
  • Working with business leaders to understand & drive opportunities for Growth and managing cost
  • Leading and providing analytics on strategic initiatives identifying risks & opportunities during each quarter and leading team in mitigating risks and capitalizing on opportunities
  • Driving standardization & process improvement across operating businesses in all aspects of planning and reporting and financial processes and structure, including best practice sharing.
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis
  • Developing financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives


Experience and Background Requirements

  • Wide and varied practical experience & exposure – Sales Co, Factory, Group / Head Office.
  • True operational finance background working with Operations / Senior Management
  • Have used standard costing with resulting variance analysis and corrective actions.
  • Working knowledge of Bills of Material.
  • An understanding of productivity and how to calculate it. An understanding of Channel and Customer mix.
  • Ability to deliver and work to tight / strict deadlines, ability to multi task
  • Long Range Forecast
  • Good Systems Exposure
  • Matrix style Organisation and worked with a two boss management style.
  • Large co of size, preferably public not private. US/UK owed Global Multi National not just domestically owned.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from larger international manufacturing company.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with management of minimum 5 employees.
  • Analytical approach and able to set framework – strong focus on governance
  • Strong communicational skills – both verbal and written
  • Build and develop strong and high performing team
  • Manage multiple tasks and deliverables in a fast pace environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Drive continuous improvement in own area as well as in interfaces with others


  • University degree in economics or similar
  • Familiar with a weekly Pulse cadence
  • Demonstrated understanding of a walk/bridge concept.



Super user of:

  • at least one ERP system.
  • at least one BI system.
  • Advanced MS Excel


Company Overview


JELD-WEN, founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in US., JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.

Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives.  With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch.  We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.