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Sr Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

Career Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Career Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    12/12/2018

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:

SUMMARY

The Financial Analyst of Corporate FP&A is responsible for assisting with the development of companywide financial plans, forecast, and actual reviews.  This role will work to support the overall strategic and operating plans of the company by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data as well as forecasting business trends to develop insights and ultimately proactive measures to drive financial results.

The successful candidate will have a strong curiosity to better understand all aspects of the business and a desire to grow within the organization quickly.  That desire coupled with an analytical mindset and an ability to leverage technology to drive learnings and insights will enable the role to maximize is impact within the organization. 

This position is a rare opportunity for someone starting out with the desire to significantly accelerate their learnings and growth because of its position within the HQ Finance team as they will have exposure across the consolidated company as well as the broader finance leadership teams.

 

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

Help facilitate the company’s annual planning, monthly forecasts, and the consolidation of financial results

Manage team resources associated with planning processes (websites, calendars, & communications)

Work cross functionally to develop financial plans and forecasts

Helps drive business value & outcomes by providing financial and analytical support to facilitate decision-marking around strategic business initiatives

Facilitate the consolidation of companywide financial results and support across the finance teams

Develop and prepare presentation materials for the broader Finance Teams & company leadership

Knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles

Ability to quickly ramp on new finance technologies associated with planning, business intelligence, modeling, visualization, and machine automation

 

Career Requirements

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.

Because of this roles position within the finance organization working across all teams, personality and a “one team” mentality will be essential to the effectiveness of the position and deliverables

Ability to effectively communicate requirements, timelines, and desired outcomes across the finance teams and broader leadership will be important

Presentation skills (Cleanness, Format, Attention to Details, Accuracy, and Simplicity of Message)

Ability to leverage technology to get at more information, more deeply, and more efficiently

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

Attention to quality, reconciliation, and accuracy are critical as the audience is often executive level staff and the decisions being made are significant in scope/impact

Ability and desire to work longer hours with the leadership team during financial close windows where we are collectively packaging the “story” for the management teams and external communities

Creativity and vision to recommend ways to evolve our infrastructure, process, and analytic capabilities

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related required (Advanced Degrees or cross specialization with a technical specialty (Comp Science, Mathematics, etc. is a plus); and

1-3+ years experience in a Finance field

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Indirect through coordination of broader teams through planning and close processes

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None Required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.