Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What you will do
Reporting to the Executive Director, Financial Planning and Analysis; the position of Director, FP&A, is responsible for leading the worldwide financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function for Johnson Controls. This includes financial support for the existing business, for new and contemplated investments, for alternative business scenarios and for potential mergers and acquisitions.

It is expected that the candidate will work closely with the CEO, CFO, Corporate Controller and the regional VPs of Finance and the Financial Planning and Analysis departments of the Business Units to develop the short term and long term strategic and financial plans for the business.

The Director, FP&A will also perform competitive analyses, research industry trends and develop recommendations for executive management, prepare written/graphical financial information to support executive communications to the Board of Directors, Institutional Investors, Rating Agencies, Corporate Development Organization, etc.

How you will do it

Financial Forecasting and Planning

  • Leads the development and coordination of the Quarterly forecasts, annual profit plan and Strategic Plan financials
  • Coordinates the preparation of the annual Profit Plan packages, including the presentation for Corporate executives and the Board of Directors
  • Provides insight to the Corporate executives with respect to budgets, forecasts, cash flows and executive requests
  • Works with Corporate Department leads to establish department budgets and quarterly forecasts for expenses, capital spending and headcount
  • Works with the functional Controllers and Business Unit FP&A teams on the development and communication of Corporate cost allocations
  • Tracks allocation of tasks and execution of G&A savings initiatives

Monthly & Quarterly Financial Reporting

  • Analyzes Johnson Controls financial results and provides analysis and insight to help senior management interpret and understand the financial results
  • Works with Investor Relations to prepare the Quarterly Earnings presentation to the Analysts and the accompanying fact sheets; assists in providing responses to Analyst inquiries
  • Develops and drives the standardization of global business analysis processes (margin analysis bridges, free cash flow reporting, etc.) across all Johnson Controls Business Units
  • Expected to work with the Corporate Accounting team to ensure forecasted information is understood and communicated monthly to the CFO and other senior management personnel

Special Projects

  • Acting in a consulting role, demonstrates understanding of the financial analysis process and applies that knowledge to developing cost effective analyses and recommendations
  • Manages special studies and analyses on an independent basis, assuming responsibility for the quality and effectiveness of the studies/analyses
  • Provides financial support and guidance to the Corporate Development Organization for M&A requirements

Other / General

  • Provides coaching and career development to FP&A staff​​​​​​​
  • Prepares the Board of Directors meeting decks; coordinates capital requests that need to be presented to the Executive Committee or full Board of Directors
  • Prepares and provides input for various Corporate executive requests and presentations
  • Manages the evaluation and justification of capital investments, joint ventures, acquisitions/divestitures, and other strategic initiatives as needed. Key contact for Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) inquiries
  • Calculates/measures progress towards executive compensation targets

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is required, Master’s degree in Finance is preferred
  • Minimum 10-12 years of rich experience in Finance and Accounting
  • CPA certification is preferred
  • Strong and broad-based knowledge and skills appropriate for consultation to all levels of management.
  • Sound analytical depth and strong technical accounting skills.
  • The ability to influence and lead in driving change in the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and a strong commitment to developing others.
  • Strategic consulting skills which move beyond adherence to specific analytical tools and methodologies; the ability to “think outside the box,” generate alternative solutions for consideration, and provide comprehensive risk/benefit analysis on those alternatives.
  • Proactive business advisory skills; i.e., a creative planning orientation in addition to a tracking orientation.
  • Project management experience and team leadership ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced presentation skills. Should have ability to listen effectively, evaluate the most critical elements being communicated and communicate with team and Executive Director on an open and timely basis.
  • Organizational and planning ability are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Internet and E-Mail are required, HFM experience preferred.

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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