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With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Pittsburgh, PA or Latrobe, PA


Kennametal, Inc. is looking for a senior analyst within corporate financial planning to support several corporate functions, including monthly closing of books and records, preparation of annual plan and forecast and regular reporting to functional leadership. Team member will be expected to partner with functional team, providing necessary support as it relates to the proper accounting and planning/forecasting of the function’s strategic initiatives.  In addition, team member will be asked to support overall consolidated annual plan and forecast process, including strategic analyses related to the planning process to assist in decision making. In this high-visibility role, the team member will be interacting with senior management and executives. Gaining experience with, and succeeding in, this role will position the team member to further-advance his or her career with the company.

This position can be based in Pittsburgh or Latrobe, depending on employee’s location/preferences.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for monthly closing and reporting of corporate function’s results; reporting results to executive team
  • Analyze and reconcile various general ledger accounts monthly
  • Prepare corporate function’s annual plan and quarterly forecasts at a cost center level
  • Analyze actual costs, budgets and results compared to the forecast/plan at a cost center level
  • Finance business partner to corporate functions, providing accounting support for various strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrate focus on being able to translate data and metrics into predictable, value-added business insights to business partner
  • Assist in global consolidation and preparation of the company’s consolidated annual plan and forecast
  • Implement and maintain analytical tools
  • Assist with special projects and ad hoc analysis



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Ambition and potential to advance through the organization
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Must be comfortable with strict closing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP and OneStream a plus but not required

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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