Financial Analyst in Hyderabad at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/17/2021

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The Analyst, FP&A is responsible for planning, forecasting, & Reporting of the financial results for the function they support. The specific function is intentionally not presented in this job description as we are looking to establish multiple FP&A teams to support all the functions of the company.  Additionally, we are more interested in identifying individuals with core competencies that match our culture (driven, accountable, curious, adaptable, and able to work across teams) as this role is within an organization where your aptitude and ability to execute will lead you to get involved in a variety of functions and projects.  The core responsibilities of this individual will be to support your given function with the creation of annual plans, periodic forecast as well as the actual reporting, variance analysis, and key metrics tracking that supports your functions financial objectives. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to dive in and help understand the key drivers of their functions financial results and an appetite to get involved in all aspects of financial planning, modeling, and reporting.  This work operates within the broader finance functions planning and close calendar and thus, an attention to the successful delivery of your responsibilities within this calendar will ensure the broader function is able to work effectively.  Building relationships with your team and being adaptable as different opportunities arise will be critical to this role and in establishing yourself within the broader organization.  Additionally, the ability to leverage new tools will continue to play a role in your success as the function and the company are rapidly transforming the toolsets/capabilities of the organization. This position has a good opportunity to get involved in a lot of the areas of the company working with different leaders and helping to partner to solve their business partner’s challenges.


  • Participates in monthly financial reporting and forecast processes, including maintaining tasks within the planning & forecasting calendar and the consolidation of company-wide forecasts and plans
  • Work with peers, Sr. Analysts, and Finance mgmt to develop financial plans and forecasts
  • Helps support different business initiatives & outcomes by providing financial and analytical support to facilitate decision-marking around these initiatives
  • Develop and prepare presentation materials for the Management Team
  • Provide reporting, commentary, and project support that will deliver information for making critical business decisions
  • Work closely with accounting, finance, and others as necessary during period end close, improve reporting capabilities, and provide variance analysis support to plan, forecast and last year
  • Demonstrate an aptitude and desire to continue learning financials and modeling (profit and loss, balance sheet, discounted cash flow, and other return on investment analysis)
  • Knowledge of core Finance and Accounting principles
  • Contribution to the evolution of the underlying financial technology to support planning, consolidations, and analysis (systems capabilities, master data, ecosystem integration, automation, etc.)


  • 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.
  • Leadership Qualifications include the desire to get involved and explore new areas of responsibility. 
  • Team level communication and presentation skills (Storyline, Recommendations, Format, & Delivery)
  • Technical Qualifications:
  • Ability to model financials with a solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to leverage technology to get at more information, more deeply, and more efficiently
  • Ability to translate desired outcomes into your underlying work product
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, perform analysis, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, and the Finance/IT/Business teams
  • Attention to quality, reconciliation, and accuracy are critical as the audience is often mgmt/exec level staff and the decisions being made are significant in scope/impact
  • Creativity and vision to recommend ways to evolve our infrastructure, process, and analytic capabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related required (Advanced Degrees such as an MBA or cross specialization with a technical specialty (Comp Science, Mathematics, etc. is a plus); and
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Finance field


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