Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr - 90283742 - Washington, DC

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, 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.

Are you ready to join our team?

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.



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

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:50321
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
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