Senior Financial Business Analyst - Contract Channel
Finance
Full Time
Charlotte, North Carolina
2018-07-13

The Financial Business Analyst position has overall responsibility and accountability for working with Account Managers to help understand and communicate the financial position.  The role is also responsible for providing financial support to the VP/GM of the sales channel by creating and maintaining periodic reports that analyze and communicate actual performance and the implications of ongoing business decisions as well as forecasting future performance.  The Financial Business Analyst position is the critical link between the sales, marketing and product line operations groups and provides valuable insight on a daily basis to the financial performance through its analysis and reporting.  The Financial Business Analyst position will report in through the Commercial Finance group but take day-to-day direction from the assigned Sales Leader(s) and will funnel information through the finance organization to the Channel organizations, ensuring one consistent approach/method is used across the Sector.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide monthly and ad hoc variance analysis to forecast and budget for P&L area of responsibility
  • Conduct in depth customer profitability analysis for strategic multi-customer growth channel
  • Manage multi-customer volume rebate program to determine the proper timing for accounting and recognition
  • Preparation of timely and accurate financial reports to management, such as YoY, MoM, QoQ Volume-Price-Mix analysis and Pricing Waterfalls
  • Interpretation and communication of financial performance, implications, recommendations
  • Month end closing responsibility to include Journal Entries and Account Reconciliations
  • Pricing and cost analysis – impact on volumes and margins
  • Profitability analysis of specific products, and programs
  • Various ad hoc analysis including customer profitability and trend analysis
  • Assist as needed with Internal and External Audits

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • 4-6 years of business or financial analytics experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Experience supporting a sales function a plus
  • Financial analysis experience including
    • sales trends analysis
    • customer and consumer marketing analysis
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting and financial concepts
  • Experience working with and advising senior management of financial and business strategies
  • Highly motivated / Driven / Proactive approach to business needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust/react quickly to changes and changing priorities
  • Unquestionable business ethics and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • SAP and JD Edwards experience preferred

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

  • English