2021 Financial Analyst Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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2021 Financial Analyst Summer Intern

Schedule – 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday // May 24 – July 30, 2021

Advance Auto Parts isn’t just your local auto parts store.

 We are the leading competitor in the auto parts industry. We are always looking for ways to better our strategies and broaden our horizons; which is why we are excited to take on a whole new team of interns. For this 10 week paid internship we are looking for interns to specialize in the following areas: Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Merchandising, Retail Operations, Strategy, and Supply Chain. The week of welcome kicks off by pairing you with a mentor who will guide your experience as you work on a project tackling some of our top business initiatives.

This isn’t a job shadow opportunity, this internship is the chance to get involved, contribute and truly experience our workplace. This will be a fun, teamwork atmosphere with the opportunity to build strong peer to peer relationships. The internship will end with the opportunity to present solutions to relevant business problems to some of our top executive staff members. No other company embodies diversity and community engagement like Advance Auto Parts does.

 But don’t take our word for it, apply and find out for yourself.

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. These include Customer Acceleration/Transformation, Availability Excellence and Superior Experience by driving profitable growth through rigorous analysis and insight.

  • General Job Responsibilities
  • Provide guidelines for standard cost approaches used in business decisions; establish and monitor cost reduction programs.
  • Provide root/cause driver analysis to support decision-making by effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights and actions
  • Provide direction to functional counterparts in operating units as required, and to operating and senior management on matters involving cost determination problems, or issues such as inventory valuation, distribution of overhead, treatment of joint costs and product pricing.
  • Conduct special studies and analyses such as determination of work-in-house or subcontract and cost impact of proposed facilities or processes.
  • Identify and investigate issues related to assigned projects by selecting an approach from an accepted body of methodology or recommended alternatives.
  • Define assumptions for the quantification and analysis of investments, acquisitions, or divestitures. Participate in the development of long-range financial forecasts and related budgets, considering alternative scenarios and economic prospects as appropriate.
  • Provide fact-based financial analysis that supports the business case for proposed investment.
  • Present verbal and written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations and entire industries.
  • Partner with internal customers to implement performance management rhythms.
  • Provide external financial information on competitors and the industry.


  • 2021 Rising Junior or Senior at the time of the internship program
  • Preferred Majors: Economics, Finance, Business
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, AS/400 and PeopleSoft skills
  • Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts to practical situations such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals or technical procedures
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions