Fin. Planning & Analysis Analyst

Main Office (MOS)




Financial Planning and Analysis Analysts are responsible for consolidating and validating the actual budget and/or forecast of key performance metrics, key drivers and assumptions to aid in the development of various models. Additionally, they assist in the administration of various reporting systems, perform monthly various analysis, and are responsible for other projects and ad-hoc analysis as requested.


  • Create, maintain and ensure accuracy of templates within various systems.
  • Assist with the annual budget process and review budget models for errors; act as a liaison between Operations, Acquisitions, Accounting and Finance regarding aspects of budgeting and forecasting.
  • Analyze financial and operational results versus forecast and plan, and forecast and actual; research variances and understand the root causes of the variance.
  • Provide support for various internal and external reporting models.
  • Attend various meetings to disseminate financial information as needed.
  • Provide financial support to the Operations department as requested.
  • Other duties and special projects as requested.
  • Assist with the upkeep and maintenance of various systems related to budgeting, forecasting, internal reporting, and public reporting.
  • Maintain key reporting within various systems to provide timely and actionable financial results.
  • Work closely with other departments to understand and document variances between actuals and budget.
  • Performs data analytics over large data sets, summarizing the information into executive level summaries.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of various models and analyses to support strategic initiatives and assist with reviewing critical financial decisions
  • Assist with corporate cash flow modeling, and developing models and analyses to aid in the validation of existing forecasts; support strategic initiatives and assist with reviewing critical financial decisions.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance (Required)
  • 3 years budgeting/forecasting experience
  • Working knowledge of multiple budgeting techniques and budgeting tools/software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Accounting/budgeting software programs
  • Prior experience with an accounting software conversion project, a plus
  • Prior experience with Anaplan software, a plus
  • Prior experience with Tableau, Yardi, Workiva and Netsuite software, a plus


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with 4 plan options so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental and Vision Plans
  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and Dependent Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Free Virtual 1:1 Tutoring for the children of Sun Team Members
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  113163