Senior Financial Business Analyst - National Accounts
Finance
Full Time
Charlotte, North Carolina
2018-01-29

The Financial Business Analyst position has overall responsibility and accountability to partner with the National Account Sales team to help understand and communicate the financial position for assigned the National Account Channels.  It 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 FP&A 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

  • Preparation of timely and accurate financial reports to management, such as YoY, MoM, QoQ Volume-Price-Mix analysis and Pricing Waterfalls
  • Promotional Spending Analysis to identify the profitability of a given program, whether a proposed program has been appropriately budgeted (or if its costs can be otherwise absorbed), and/or to identify expected/required volume lifts a given program should generate
  • Create and monitor a system for Volume Rebates to determine the proper timing for accounting and recognition
  • Interpretation and communication of financial performance, implications, recommendations
  • Pricing and cost analysis – impact on volumes and margins
  • Profitability analysis of specific products and programs
  • Various ad hoc analysis including reviewing proposals for major capital expenditures relative to their conformity with corporate planning and economic justification, finished goods sourcing economic/financial analysis, resource allocation recommendation
  • Assist as needed with Internal and External Audits, including customer audits
  • Understanding Electrolux accounting policies and procedures and making informed business decisions according to policy

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • MBA, CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years of business and/or financial analytics experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience Partnering with and advising senior management of financial and business strategies
  • Ability to draw insights out of date to influence business decisions
  • Robust business understanding
  • Financial modeling experience
  • 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
  • Highly motivated / Driven / Proactive approach to business needs
  • Cost conscious, continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust/react quickly to changes and changing priorities
  • Ability to drive change
  • Unquestionable business ethics and integrity
  • Structured, operative, pragmatic attitude and approach to tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Cognos and JD Edwards preferred
  • Some experience in Marketing/Sales a plus