Sr Financial Analyst - Commercial Real Estate in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Career Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Career Type:
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2018

Career Description

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:

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. This position must provide superior customer service by partnering with the business, and translating financial results into actionable insights. This position will support the Real Estate team and will assist in driving profitable growth by enhancing customer relationship through the innovative use of data, analytics, insights and strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide root cause driver analysis to support decision-making by effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights and actions.
  • Assist on the overall Market Strategy for the company by preparing comprehensive financial proformas for any/all potential new store openings, store relocations, and/or store conversions/consolidations
  • 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  
  • Aid in the development of, and the maintenance and execution of, robust reporting to track new store performance
  • Assist in the analysis of underperforming stores by providing financial trends, forecasts, and opportunities, to assist the Real Estate and Store Operations teams in making Closure vs Continue to Operate decisions
  • 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 for proposed Capital investments.
  • Analyze trends against key performance metrics and draw insights that lead to action
  • Partner with internal customers to implement performance management rhythms.
  • Maintain knowledge and stays abreast of developments in the fields of Real estate, business finance, and the automotive aftermarket.

Career Requirements

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must have exposure to core financial analysis – specifically variance reporting, familiarity with P&L and Balance sheet statements, and experience with Return on Investment calculations
  • 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.
  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills – experience building complex financial and analytical spreadsheets using advanced formulas, data tables, and macros - is required
  • Hyperion/Essbase and Oracle experience preferred

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics/Statistics, Engineering or Business is required; MBA strongly preferred; and 3-5 years of financial and business analysis experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.