The Senior Financial Analyst will assist in the preparation of reports to summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations. The Analyst will assist in the audits of the company's Coop accounts and will be responsible for providing a broad spectrum of operations and financial analysis, inventory control and management, and administrative support services.
Develop financial analysis, challenging assumptions and validating deliverables
Provide support in developing and maintaining repeatable process and methodology for standard cadence of economic tracking
Perform necessary business analytics to validate key initiatives
Conduct operational and financial analysis of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine company's progress toward long-range goals and objectives
Actively participate in the company's strategic pursuit of profitable sales growth
Audit/Evaluate processes for tight expense controls
Assist with the monthly close process in a timely manner
Responsible for conducting and documenting the vendor co-op/rebate process.
Analyzes and reports actual savings achieved by vendor in comparison to established goals.
Track and report savings achieved by vendor based on economic pipeline
Identifies, assesses and communicates issues affecting credits from vendors.
Provide support in creating insightful, opportunity-identifying vendor-level reporting especially as it relates to sales and margin
Interact with vendors on key deliverables as necessary
Prepares various reporting as required for senior leadership.
Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
5+ years of professional experience
Must be a problem-solver and be able to function in a high volume, fast-paced environment that serves many high-profile internal customers
Ability to think analytically and creatively
Ability to communicate in an effective and clear manner with leaders and vendors, fully capable of taking a stand built on a fact-based, experienced foundation
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, taking accountability for driving the completion of insightful, influencing reports and presentations
Budgeting, project evaluation and spend/cost analysis skills required, knowing how to rise above significant detail to create insights, conclusions, actions
Ability to lead projects and work with others cross-functionally to determine the best course of action for getting results and generating solutions Excellent PC skills: proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint a must
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Organized, detail-oriented, highly motivated and a self-starter
Exhibits leadership competencies and professional maturity in dealing with w/peers, leaders and customers
All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug testing and a background check prior to hire.