Financial Analyst Job

DATE: Nov 19, 2023

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 $57,630 - $97,600 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. 



Job Output

Reporting to the FP&A Manager - Retail, the Financial Analyst, Mineral Fiber is a key financial support role for the Mineral Fiber segment, supporting the FP&A Manager and taking a leadership role in support of go-to-market and sales functions. The position requires strong analytical and business partnership skills to provide full financial support to the Mineral Fiber business. This includes:

  • Support of monthly financial reporting, quarterly business reviews, estimates, strategic planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, and performance monitoring of the Mineral Fiber business.
  • Work directly with regional sales leadership to develop tracking/reporting processes that establish leading indicators of sales performance and provide value-added analysis for the sales teams to ensure delivery of revenue growth.
  • Developing predictive and prescriptive analytics of sales reporting to influence goals and objectives that improve sales productivity in the field.
  • Identifying and developing productivity projects to streamline reporting and analysis processes.


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


  • Provides day-to-day financial leadership to Sales Managers and their teams.
  • Influences sales teams to develop targets that align with the annual operating plan
  • Assists with the creation of the annual operating plan for Mineral Fiber selling expense
  • Tracks results of key strategic sales initiatives and regional sales performance.
  • Initiates and leads financial analysis needs of the department across all channels (US Commercial, Canada, Retail, Latin America, eCommerce or entire Mineral Fiber segment).
  • Supports the development of modeling, tracking and dashboard tools to support delivering the entire Mineral Fiber category results
  • Assists with the preparation of and personally analyzes a wide variety of special studies on pricing, promotion, new projects, margin, portfolio trade-up, capital expenditures, etc. 
  • Supports sales incentive and rebate processes, including tracking accruals, reconciling accounts, and facilitating payments, as required or in support of the controller’s group.
  • Supports compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls.  
  • Supports both internal and external audits.

Coordinates ad hoc activities and completes special projects as assigned by the Director, Finance – Mineral Fiber or Vice President, Finance – Americas.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Travel:  Minimal; Less than 10%



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.


  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail & capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent & professional manner.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong leadership presence with ability to interact at executive level.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • Strong level of business acumen.
  • Passion for delivering results, agility and both internal and external customer focus.
  • Proven ability to challenge the status quo and regularly think of ways to do things differently, more efficiently and with greater productivity.
  • Strong verbal and written communications and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated and creative individual who thinks strategically.
  • Knowledge of the building products industry is a plus.


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 finance or accounting required.
  • 2+ years of financial or accounting background in a corporate environment. 
  • Strong experience with data, systems, and FP&A support.
  • Experience using SAP a plus
  • MBA, desired but not required. 


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • CPA, desired but not required.




  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                                             


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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