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Accounting Analyst-FP&A Job

DATE: Aug 9, 2022

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$49,990 to $94,750” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

What does it mean to work at Armstrong?


It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



Reporting to the Senior Manager, Ceilings and Walls FP&A, the Accounting Analyst will be a member of the FP&A Team and will be responsible for assisting with financial reporting and analysis of monthly results, quarterly forecasts, annual budgeting, and strategic plan processes.  Responsibilities also include general and manufacturing accounting. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Produces (daily/weekly/monthly) internal financial business analyses to evaluate performance, aids in decision making, and provides insights into the business.
  • Assists the Senior Manager, Ceilings and Walls FP&A in the development and implementation of the annual budget, quarterly estimates and strategic plans as assigned, capturing details required for financial analysis and reporting for both the P&L and Balance Sheet activities.
  • Produces key FP&A deliverables for operating budget, monthly forecasting, quarterly estimates, cost control, and P&L reviews.
  • Concisely summarizes operating results through variance analysis.
  • Assists in developing finance & business presentations for senior management.
  • Drives process improvements aimed at creating scalability and efficiencies across FP&A through standardization.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues at various levels of the organization to understand deliverables, conveys insights from data, and resolves issues.
  • Partners with IT to drive effective utilization of reporting functionality within SAP S4 HANA platform across the finance organization.
  • Ensures accuracy in results and adherence to all schedules & deadlines.
  • Documents policies, procedures, workflow, and checklists for assigned responsibilities.
  • Confirms and abides by all regulatory guidance and internal policies and procedures.
  • Special projects as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Travel:  Minimal; less than 5%



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to ascertain the reasonableness and accuracy of information.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with other groups within the company.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities; must be a self-starter and take the initiative in completing projects and assignments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization.
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and business personnel.


Physical and Mental Demands


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.



Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience in Accounting and Finance
  • Preferably 1-3 years business experience. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite – particularly MS Excel & PowerPoint.
  • SAP/ BW experience preferred.
  • OneStream experience preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • CPA (preferred)




  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies


Other Skills and Abilities 




Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition


"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)


Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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