Manager, Financial Planning & Analytics in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description


The Finance Manager 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 financial results into actionable insights. This position will support the Customer Support Center (Corporate) Functions and will assist in driving expense management by enhancing customer relationship through the innovative use of data, analytics, insights and strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide root cause driver analysis to support decision-making by effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights and actions.
  • Provide Periodic reports and analysis of financial results; Prepare variance explanations inclusive of key drivers, as well as opportunities for costs savings, to be included in Period Business Reviews with the Senior Leadership team.
  • Participate in the development of long-range financial forecasts and related budgets, considering alternative scenarios and economic prospects as appropriate, as well as defining Risks and Opportunities.
  • Provide fact-based financial analysis, economic modeling and ad-hoc analysis in support of business cases.
  • Analyze trends against key performance metrics and draw insights that lead to action.
  • Partner with internal customers to implement performance management rhythms.
  • Partner with external benefits vendors to understand trends and impact to company expense.
  • Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory.


  • 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.
  • Must have exposure to core financial analysis – specifically variance reporting, familiarity with P&L and Balance Sheet statements.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in retail environment preferred.
  • Oracle experience preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Finance/Business/Accounting is required; 6-10 years of financial and business analysis experience; or Equivalent combination of education and experience.