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Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager – IT Finance


This is a Full-time position in Wilmington, DE posted December 3, 2021.

Your success is a train ride away.

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?

This position has the ability to be located in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, or Wilmington, DE, dependent on the selected candidate location and/or preference. 


The Sr.

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager is a key member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team responsible for the financial planning and analysis activities for assigned areas of the Information Technology (IT) Department.

Key duties include budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, financial modeling, business partnering, financial reporting and creating executive level presentations 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 Sr.

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, monthly forecasts and 5-year plan for operating expenses, capital expenditures and headcount.

• 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 finance management and 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.

• Act as subject matter expert and serve as key point of contact for financials of designated areas.

• Analyze financials, prepare presentations and “tell the story” behind the numbers.

• Identify risks and opportunities to meeting financial goals.

• Create processes and build data driven financial models to improve forecasting, support decision making and create efficiencies

• Create regular and ad hoc financial reports.

• Identify, calculate, track and analyze financial metrics

• Create financial dashboards and scorecards


• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or related field

• 9+ years of progressively increasing relevant FP&A experience and responsibilities or equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience. 

• Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

• Strong financial reporting, modeling and analytical skills

• Ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships with senior level business partners

• Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguous data/directions and take the initiative to develop meaningful solutions

• 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 with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and enterprise financial planning systems


• 11+ years of progressively increasing relevant FP&A experience and responsibilities

• Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field

• Transportation industry experience


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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