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Senior Financial Analyst - Charlotte, NC #7875218

Company: Hayward Industries

Date: 04/07/2021

City: Charlotte, NC

Employment type: Full-time


Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions.

For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to our customers' needs and makes sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process. The goal is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.

Position Overview

The Senior Financial Analyst will be a leader in the Global Finance Team with the core responsibilities of analyzing and reporting monthly financial results to the leadership team and Board of Directors, tracking/analyzing key performance indicators, coordinating the planning and forecasting process, and providing ad hoc analyses and reporting. The SFA will also support and execute the build out of the investor relations vision and strategy. It is critical for the individual holding this position to have experience in Corporate Finance and a good understanding of FP&A requirements and processes, solid financial knowledge and analytical skills to translate complex financial information to a variety of audiences. The SFA should have 7+ years total experience, of which 3+ years were spent in Corporate Finance or a similar function. This is a fast-paced, highly visible role within the company with direct interaction with the Executive Team and C-suite.


  • Report financial results to the leadership team and Board of Directors on a monthly basis. Also work closely with Controllership, Operations, and Business Units to understand financial results and provide meaningful analysis on overall results, trends, and fluctuations.
  • Coordinate planning and forecasting activities, including the quarterly, annual, and long-term strategic forecasting processes. Consolidate, analyze, and report the forecasting results for review by leadership.
  • Track and analyze current and past trends of KPIs including revenue drivers, operating costs and cash flow; along with external/internal peer comparisons and market trends, economic indicators, and benchmarking analyses.
  • Gather and analyze data; and streamline the collection and reporting processes for better accuracy and efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain financial models, templates, and dashboards to track, organize, and report on initiatives and key projects; work closely with Business Unit Finance teams to further drive standardized reporting and analyses.
  • Design, develop, standardize and maintain financial dashboards and reports used organization-wide.
  • Assist in preparing management to answer anticipated questions during quarterly earnings calls.
  • Build and maintain ongoing competitor benchmarking materials.
  • Quantitative and qualitative disclosure benchmarking against industry peers for disclosure and guidance.


  • Over 7+ years' experience in Finance, experience working in a global business. Corporate FP&A experience and/or Investor Relations experience preferred.
  • Exceptional skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint a must, with ability to comfortably use pivot tables, macros, and importing/manipulating data.
  • Proficient in financial systems and other databases; strength in data mining and analytics.
  • High attention to detail with excellent analytic and research skills.
  • Strong financial analysis skills – including being detail oriented and proficient in building and using complicated data sources.
  • Proven ability to work with large amount of data from different sources and provide meaningful insights.
  • A highly motivated, proactive, and collaborative work ethic, with the ability to independently move projects forward.
  • Multitasking skills; ability to act with sense of urgency and work under pressure.
  • Strong finance acumen, collaboration skills, customer focus, ability to manage complexity, exceptional communication and accountability.


4-year College degree in Finance and/or Accounting.

MBA Degree strongly preferred.

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