Job Name:
Principal Financial Analyst

General information

Location: Oak Park Heights, MN
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Oak Park Heights, MN
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Job Category:
Finance and Accounting
Posting City:
Oak Park Heights

Description & Requirements


At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.


Provide financial planning, analysis, and decision support services to drive business results for a moderately complex organization. Manage the development of recommendations for shareholder value creating business opportunities to assist the organization in achieving short- and long-range financial plans. Develop proposals for corrective action plans based on sound analysis of key business issues. Work closely with the other Finance Managers to ensure consistency of policies, procedures, planning, reporting and analysis.


·       Initiate process and profit-improving financial, business, and cost analysis projects based on an in-depth understanding of the business and end-use customer needs. Perform plan reviews and special analysis including reviewing proposals for major expenditures and their economic justification. Present results and opportunity analysis to senior management.

·       Help develop the financial savvy of non-finance senior management through presentations and ongoing coaching on key business drivers and performance indicators.

·       Prioritize value-added activities versus on-going information maintenance and balance these with available resources. Review all maintenance items and develop methods for simplifying or eliminating unnecessary tasks. Prioritize work requirements and allocate resources across the department.

·       Coordinate and act as liaison between business teams and finance in developing policies and processes to ensure consistency of accounting, analysis and reporting.

·       Participate in the formulation of the organizations’ near term and long-range goals and objectives. Develop measures of progress towards goals.

·       Lead strategic financial planning process and preparation of annual financial plan.

·       Coordinate the flow of financial information between key managers and senior management to support the forecasting and budget development processes. Act as focal point and liaison for accurate and timely forecasting of financial results.

·       Determine customer requirements for decision support and manage or perform insightful and thorough business analysis for all key issues for review by senior management. Analyze significant variances from planned or forecasted results in order to provide interpretive comments and recommendations to management.

·       Assist the organization in developing, measuring and reporting on Key Performance Indicators.

·       Support software development/implementation and improvements.

·       Select, supervise, coach and develop financial analysis professionals.

·       Lead or participate in cross-functional process improvement or problem-solving team


·       MBA, CMA, CPA or equivalent is desired, a minimum of seven years related experience with increasing levels of responsibility. A four-year accounting degree is highly desired.

·       Previous supervisory experience is desirable.

·       An effective communicator with both financial and non-financial managers.

·       Detail-orientated, but able to think broadly to translate strategies into operational objectives and projects and bring them to closure.

·       Good presentation skills and demonstrated strategic thinking skills.

·       Strong financial planning and analysis experience preferred.

·       Desire to develop teams and finance associates.


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

·       Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

·       Health Savings Account contributions  

·       Paid holidays plus PTO  

·       401(k) plan & contributions  

·       Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

·       Charity contributions 

·       Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 


In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  

 Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posting City:
Oak Park Heights, MN