Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations in Santa Ana, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/13/2023

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Job Description

Director, FP&A and Investor Relations

The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations is a key role on the finance team responsible for leading the corporate budgeting, forecasting, long-term planning, and financial analysis used for key decision making and strategy building across the company. This position will also be responsible for communicating these strategies and financial to investors and building relationships with the investment community. 

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.  

Required Skills and Qualifications

Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Leads corporate budgeting, forecasting, long-term planning, and financial analysis that support key decision-making across the Company
  • Evaluates business and industry trends and provides insightful analysis and recommendations that help drive business activities toward achieving financial goals
  • Develop a deep understanding of the aerospace and defense industry and key customer platforms and programs including defense budget funding that can help inform business decisions that will drive long term revenue growth
  • Develops and prepares reports that assist in the implementation of goals, policies, and procedures relating to the financial performance of the Company
  • Develops and manages the measurement of key KPIs and metrics to track the operational performance of each business
  • Analyzes budget to actuals with various leaders and department heads
  • Manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting processes
  • Oversees the work of the FP&A team; works closely with other accounting/finance team members, business partners, and leaders across the organization
Investor Relations
  • Communicates the Company’s strategies and financials to target/potential investors with the intent of having the organization's shares accurately valued in the market
  • Builds relationships with the investment community
  • Develop the investor targeting strategy through research, prioritization and building a pipeline of new investors
  • Synthesizes investor feedback, sentiment, and questions; helps frame potential responses and/or disclosures
  • Provide business, financial and market intelligence by identifying industry trends, shareholder concerns and competitor actions that might impact the company
  • Collaborates with CFO, CEO, and various other key players as needed, to develop and communicate key messaging regarding financials and strategy
  • Organizes investor conferences and meetings, including preparing schedule, coordinating logistics, and developing commentary and presentation
  • Monitors peer/competitor/industry-related earnings calls, presentations, and media commentary; compare financial performance/positioning relative to peers, relay highlights to CFO and CEO, and assess messaging opportunities
  • Maintain investor CRM database with details from meetings/calls conducted
  • Manages and coordinates Company financial press releases

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Statistics required
  • MBA preferred
  • Significant finance and investor relations experience and aptitude
  • 10+ years FP&A experience
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of financial statements
  • Excellent financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify trends and discern root cause from data sets
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and reporting skills with the ability to interact at all levels and across functions within the organization
  • Strong executive presence and ability to present effectively and clearly
  • Strong understanding of the financial community, modeling and the stock market required
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with financial consolidation and reporting tools such as Hyperion or OneStream
  • Manufacturing experience required

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

200 Sandpointe Ave, Suite 700
Santa Ana, California, 92707
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled