Senior Fin. Planning & Analysis Analyst

Main Office (MOS)




Senior 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. They will be responsible for performing analysis resulting in value-adding recommendations to various departments throughout the company. 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.


  • Manage accurate entity structure, data set and calculation in the budget/forecast system.
  • Create, maintain and ensure accuracy of templates within various system.
  • Coordinate portions of the annual budget process, consolidate results and review budget models for errors; act as a liaison between Operations, Acquisitions, Accounting and Finance regarding 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.
  • Maintain and provide support for various internal and external reporting models.
  • Monitor internal Labor Dashboards to ensure accuracy and research variances as needed.
  • Manage administration of various systems related to budgeting, forecasting, internal reporting, and public reporting.
  • Assist with the 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.
  • Develop key reporting within various systems to provide timely and actionable financial results.
  • Participate in the forecast/budget software implementation and development; assist in evaluation and development of additional 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.
  • Evaluate Company systems and processes for accumulating and reporting data to provide value, adding recommendations to various departments.
  • Work closely with other departments to understand and document variances between actuals and budget.
  • Perform 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance (Required)
  • 5 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, Netsuite, and/or Anaplan software, a plus
  • Prior Experience working at a Big 4 firm, 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
  • 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
  • Up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth of a child, adoption, or placement of a child
  • Paid Time Off including 11 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:  128100