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National Express Finance Analyst in Wyandotte, Michigan


Safety, Customers, People, Community & Excellence

A leading provider of student transportation, National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. NELLC operates 250 branches in North America, employs 30,000 individuals and has revenues of $1.2B. National Express consists of Durham School Services, Septran, Petermann Bus, The Provider, Safeway, Smith Bus and TransExpress in the Unites States and Stock Transportation in Canada. As a leader in student transportation, National Express, LLC (NELLC) is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. We are currently seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to work from our Wyandotte, MI site.

Highly agile and motivated Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to establish and implement the strategic and operational planning and reporting infrastructure needed for our internal reporting.



  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual management reporting to executive team

  • Manage financial planning and forecasting, including analyzing business trends, identifying profit opportunities and key management metrics, and monitoring control mechanisms

  • Develop and maintain detailed financial models and analysis to support business planning and forecasting

  • Develop a thorough understanding of company and business unit objectives, both financial and strategic to deliver keen insight into Trinity‚Äôs current and future business lines.

  • Work closely with the Trinity CFO for the forecasting and budget development process.

  • Establish relevant KPIs for business and relevant key operational metrics.

  • Play a vital role in the strategic and annual financial plan across all channels and locations.

Decision Support

  • Provide financial and decision-support analytics to the Leadership Team to support key business initiatives and investment decisions.

  • Perform plan reviews and special analysis including review capital expenditures proposals relative to their conformity with corporate plans and economic justification.

  • Develop robust analytical tools and models

  • Financial model development and scenario planning

  • Daily interaction with employees at all levels across the organization to secure the necessary data (and ensure the necessary understanding of each area) to perform required analyses.

  • Complete profitability analysis with Sales team for customer performance reviews and scenario modeling.

  • Develop financial and operational models and performance metrics to benchmark Trinity against peer companies and the industry in which it operates.

  • Assist Leadership Team, and business and functional leaders on key strategic finance projects

  • Track corporate initiatives for progress and completion


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics. MBA, CFA or CPA is a plus.

  • Strong financial background; exceptional analytical and modeling skills.

  • Fortune 500 publicly traded company experience strongly preferred.

  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Strong financial modeling skills with experience building financial models

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to work closely with the Finance and Operations staffs while driving a results-oriented culture and an atmosphere of accountability

  • Highly organized and achievement-oriented

  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities

  • Detail-oriented with exceptional analytical skills and an ability to present findings to management in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong drive and initiative, with ability to work autonomously

  • Strong analytical skillset with the ability to translate data and analysis into actionable changes

  • Structure and process oriented

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface, influence and build alignment with individuals and cross-functional teams at multiple levels within a company

  • Working knowledge of planning, forecasting, and reporting systems; Oracle/JDE/ERP systems; and Hyperion/Business Intelligence systems


National Express is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: Finance

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Wyandotte-Trinity Corporate, MI

Work Locations Trinity Corporate, MI (4113_Trinity Corporate, MI)4624 13th StreetC/O Durham 4113Wyandotte, 48192

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Level Individual Contributor

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 185449