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Director - Financial Planning & Analysis

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838



Mathews International is seeking a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis to join the company in a new leadership role.  The Director of Financial Planning and Analysis will coordinate and consult all financial reporting, planning and analysis and assist the technology teams with identifying financial system enhancement opportunities related to management reporting, forecasting and budgeting.



  • Growing financial performance through the analysis of financial results, forecasts, variances, and trends?
  • Creating and presenting recommendations to global managers and the Executive Leadership Team?
  • Maintaining up-to-date technical knowledge of financial instruments, market conditions, and trends?





  • Leads the development and analysis of the strategic plan financial projections, the annual operating budget, and monthly forecasts across the global enterprise.
  • Maintains harmonized process for internal planning, reporting and analysis, including a support network of FP&A subject matter experts across the organization.
  • Collaborates with the Enterprise IT organization and operations finance leadership to ensure the business processes and core systems support reporting requirements.
  • Maintains, monitors and reports key operational metrics across the organization.
  • Performs analysis of monthly actual financial statement variances.
  • Conducts periodic analyses of product line and customer profitability.
  • Sets cadence for periodic operational business reviews.
  • Produces analyses as necessary to identify areas to improve profitability and financial performance.
  • Produces analyses as necessary to support Corporate investor relations and business development activities.
  • Maintains financial oversight of Corporate functions, including Enterprise IT and Global Business Services.
  • Completes special projects and recommends actions to be taken.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) and/or CPA a plus
  • 10+ years progressive financial planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Experience with SAP and related reporting and planning applications (BPC, BI)
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with, present to and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting



At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.