USG Corporation Finance & Planning Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview

USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its Gypsum, Performance Materials, Ceilings, and USG Boral divisions. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit .

Position Overview

This is a finance position based at USG’s headquarters in Chicago, IL. This position will report to the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. The Financial Analyst will provide analytical support and financial analysis to USG’s management team for the development and implementation of long- and short-range strategy and business plans. In addition, this role assists in the companywide strategy development process by providing support in the form of competitive, industry, macroeconomic, and financial analysis. The Financial Analyst will also help provide financial analysis to support various other functions and activities within USG including capital authority development and SG&A budgeting and forecasting.

The Financial Analyst also plays a key role in the capital authority proposal and approval process through the development and review of the business case and financial analysis of capital projects.


The selected candidate will be a key contributor to the Corporate FP&A team during an important period as we implement our new corporate strategy. A focus on process improvement, teamwork, and delivering results will be critical. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

· Participate in the monthly closing and consolidation process of the USG consolidated financial statements. Prepare detailed reporting and variance analysis for our business units.

· PreparemonthlyandannualreportingofourSG&Aspendingandprovidedetailedvarianceanalysis.Also,assistwiththeannualSG&Abudgetingprocess.

· ParticipateinthemonthlyforecastingprocessoftheConsolidatedP&L,BalanceSheetandCashFlowStatement.

· Playakeyroleinthedevelopmentofthelong-rangeplanwithinourHyperionStrategicPlanningModule.

· Provide support to executive and operations management by preparing ad-hoc analysis and reporting.

· Collaborate with business unit FP&A on the development of the business plans of the various business units by providing analytical and decision support.

· Constantlylookforprocessimprovementopportunitieswithin thedepartment.

· Preparefinancialanalysisassociatedwithcapitalauthorityproposalswhichgeneratecostsavingsoradditionalbusiness.

· Participateinthedevelopmentoffinancialanalysisandbusinesscaserequiredtosupportlarge,strategiccapitalprojectsthatarepresentedtotheBoardofDirectors.

· Preparecapitalauthorityaccomplishmentreviewsonanannualbasis.

· Prepare the quarterly and annual analysis of USG’s strategic positioning in relation to our major competitors.

Candidate Profile

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

  • 2 years of experience in finance or accounting is preferred
  • Solid academic credentials, including a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

    · Strong verbal and written communication skills;

    · Costaccountingexperience

    · Variance analysisexperience

    · Hyperion/Oraclereportingexperience

    Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills

    Our successful candidate will be broad-minded, with an openness to share information across functions. Other characteristics include:

    · Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills;

    · Strong verbal and written communication skills;

    · Ability to meet deadlines

    · Abilitytoworkindependentlyandaspartofateam

    · Strongcomputerskillsincludingexcel,word,accessandpowerpoint

    · Highlymotivatedandexcellentleadershipskills

    · Abilitytomanagemultipleprojectsanddeadlines

Job: *Finance

Organization: *Corp-Financial Planning-145-4

Title: Finance & Planning Analyst

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: HQ 11176

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.