Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr - 90334646 - Washington

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager is a key member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team responsible for the financial planning and analysis activities of assigned areas. Key duties include budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, financial modeling, business partnering and financial reporting to assist the company in meeting financial and business goals in the most cost-efficient manner. This position is expected to serve as a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to Amtrak’s departments and an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager must fulfill the needs of Amtrak in a manner which is consistent with the Amtrak’s core values.





  • Develop annual plan, 5-year plan and monthly forecasts for operating expenses, capital expenditures and headcount.
  • Create regular and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Analyze monthly department results to maintain expenditure controls and report on variances.
  • Perform data-driven financial modeling and analysis and provide recommendations based upon the results (cost efficiencies, etc).
  • Routinely communicate with business partners regarding financial performance trends, historical and forecasted, using appropriate variance analysis. Suggest trends, resulting implications, key actions, and strategic implications.
  • Identify and analyze new ways to understand underlying financial trends.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key personnel.
  • Develop in-depth business cases, design financial models, determine ROI, IRR and other significant financial metrics to provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Analyze financial information to determine the best outcome for Amtrak, and clearly report options for the business to drive decision making.
  • Own financials, act as subject matter expert and serve as key point of contact for designated areas.
  • Analyze financials, prepare presentations and “tell the story” behind the numbers.
  • Identify risks and opportunities to meeting financial goals.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field is required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 7 years of relevant experience required
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the above-mentioned functions in the work environment described below.
  • Extensive experience in budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguous data/direction and take the initiative to develop meaningful solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • Proven ability to learn and implement new concepts quickly and complete multiple and diverse assignments with the highest quality.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively.
  • Extensive experience in financial reporting and ad hoc report generation and analysis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to be able to prepare, present, and defend financial analyses to senior management
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in an environment where information is required to be provided quickly and accurately
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with financial systems, such as SAP, Hyperion, Oracle, or BPC.




  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • 9+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Transportation industry experience





  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:107444
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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