Financial Analyst - Credit (Remote) in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/3/2021

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Job Description

SUMMARY

The Financial Analyst provides decision support by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data as well as forecasting business trends to support the overall strategic and operating plans of Advance Auto Parts.  This position must provide superior customer service by partnering with the business and translating credit and accounts receivable results into actionable insights. This position will support the Corporate Credit Functions and will assist in driving capital management by enhancing customer relationship through the innovative use of data, analytics, insights and strategy.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Timely preparation/compilation of monthly DSO and Accounts Receivable trended results
  • Design, develop, implement, test, and support new data reporting solutions
  • Develops Power BI (or similar) Dashboards and Reports
  • Leverages SQL, Power BI, and other technologies to Integrate and transform data from various disparate systems to provide wholistic reporting
  • Generates ad hoc reports and dashboards as needed by leadership.
  • Maintains and supports existing reporting solutions to ensure data quality is sustained.
  • Manages multiple simultaneous tasks and projects and can prioritize effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Provide fact-based financial analysis and ad-hoc analysis in support of business cases
  • Provide root cause driver analysis to support decision-making by effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights and actions.
  • Analyze trends against key performance metrics and draw insights that lead to action.
  • Collaborates with business and IT partners to gather requirements and implement technology solutions; often serving as a liaison between teams.
  • Seek continuous improvement through value added projects and analysis as well as reengineering of current business processes
  • Participate in special project work as required, such as systems implementation, etc.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Finance/Business is required
  • 1-5 years of data reporting and business analysis experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills – experience building complex financial and analytical spreadsheets using advanced formulas, data tables, and macros.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Ability to establish relationships cross functionally and present information to senior leaders.
  • Ability to respond to questions from groups of senior management, department leaders, managers, clients, customers.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.