Sr. Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 5/15/2020

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description


The Sr. 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 and to drive profitable growth through rigorous analysis and insight.

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

Responsible for the execution of highly complex financial analysis and business improvement of all key areas.

Proactively analyze data to answer key questions from stakeholders or out of self-initiated curiosity with an eye for what drives business performance, investigating and communicating areas for improvement in efficiency and productivity.

Focus on providing value-added analysis and recommendations to support business growth.

Identification of key business factors (both internal and external) that impact all lines of business.  

Plays a lead role in the execution of financial analysis and in driving business results. 

Prepares and analyze monthly reports for all lines of business and affiliates. Investigates and documents unusual items.

Documents, evaluates and improves design of reports and processes to ensure that analytical tools evolve as business changes.

Develops trend analyses and other quantitative reports to determine business trends.

Establishes, fosters and maintains working relationships with peers and management within Finance, affiliates and all lines of business.

Serves in a lead role with the preparation and analysis of annual profit plan and rolling forecast for all lines of business.

Analyzes business performance, make recommendations for improvements and measures progress.

Works closely with finance leadership to develop metrics and variance analysis of actual results.

Assists with the development of presentations and discussion documents to highlight business issues and opportunities.

Assists finance leaders with the automation of data collection, analysis and communication.

Provide fact-based financial analysis, economic modeling and ad-hoc analysis that supports the business.


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.

Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and Word and possesses the desire and ability to learn mainframe applications and automated data analysis tools and techniques. Experience with Business Objects and SQL strongly preferred.

Strong analytical and organizational skills

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Finance/Business is required, (MBA preferred); and

3-5 years of financial and business analysis experience; or

Equivalent combination of education and experience.


None Required


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.


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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.