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FP&A Manager - U.S. Field Operations in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team is responsible for all aspects of budgeting, planning, forecasting and business analytics for ATD. Over the last two years, FP&A has grown tremendously in size and capabilities by establishing dedicated functional and geographic business partnerships across the company. FP&A spans across the following six distinguished teams that optimize the intersections of the organization: i.) Corporate & Technology, ii.) U.S. Field Operations, iii.) Canada (NTD), iv.) Supply Chain & Operations, v.) Merchandising & Category Management and vi.) Finance Analytics.

FP&A drives value creation, risk mitigation and investment analysis across every aspect of North America’s leading tire distribution operator. FP&A drives analytics innovation and creative approaches to the day-to-day experience working on the team, including adopting two new leading technology solutions in the last year alone: i) Anaplan - a new cloud-based enterprise budgeting and planning platform and ii) MicroStrategy - a self-service business analytics platform.

The FP&A organization at ATD is fast-paced, challenging, highly visible and impactful as we influence both decision-making and communications to senior management, field business leaders and private equity owners. Joining the FP&A team can represent a launching pad into a multitude of roles within ATD Finance or the foundation to transition into an operations role.

Reporting to the FP&A Director – U.S. Field Operations, the FP&A Manager – U.S. Field Operations is responsible for influencing business decisions with impactful insights on improving the accuracy and proactive management of overall business performance. The FP&A Manager – U.S. Field Operations will accelerate business performance through innovative solutions that impact highly complex, systemic financial planning and budgeting requirements. This role will serve as a key business partner and use acknowledge expertise to execute highly complex projects and coach staff in building proficiency in area of expertise. The U.S. Division is ATD’s largest business unit, accounting for over 120 operational distribution centers, more than 3,000 Associates and the vast majority of the company’s $5B revenues. The Division spans across the country to include eight regions and several sales centers of excellence dedicated to specific customer segments.

The FP&A Manager – U.S. Field Operations will be a key financial business partner who executes the financial aspects of strategic planning, annual operating plan, rolling 12-month financial forecasting, financial performance management, S&OP (sales and operations planning), and working capital forecasting processes for U.S. field operations. Specifically, the FP&A Manager – U.S. Field Operations will support the Regional Presidents and Sales Leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Planning & Analysis Management

  • Collaborate with the FP&A Director – U.S. Field Operations to establish a road map and support the vision for the U.S. Field Operations FP&A function.
  • Collaborate with the FP&A Director – U.S. Field Operations to maximize ROI via full management and assessment of capital investment portfolio, real estate decisions, working capital management and cash flow optimization.
  • Manage and execute the financial aspects of strategic planning, annual operating plan, rolling 12-month financial forecasting, S&OP, and working capital forecasting processes.
  • Consolidate and summarize reports on performance against business metrics and translate data into actionable insights.
  • Influence business decisions with high-impact analyses on operating expenses to ensure adherence to targets and identification of trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Deliver communication on rolling estimate results for business partners and influence business decisions with high-impact insights on risks and opportunities.
  • Influence business decisions through high-impact insights and recommendations for strategic planning.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and partner with internal clients, teams, and leaders as needed.
  • Evaluate current processes and lead the continuous improvement of the company’s financial planning and analysis priorities, programs, models, tools, and methods.

Team Management

  • Provides guidance and coaching to build associate expertise in all aspects of financial planning and analysis.
  • Manage and participate in recruiting, training, and evaluation activities to maintain a high-quality FP&A staff.

Direct Report Position Title(s)

  • FP&A Senior Analyst – U.S. Field Operations



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field)
  • Experience: 4-8 years of experience in FP&A, investment banking, corporate finance or management consulting


  • Education: Advanced Degree (MBA)
  • Experience: Experience with planning and business intelligence applications such as Anaplan, Microstrategy, Power BI, and Tableau

Candidate Skills and Competencies


  • Financial Planning
    • Champion the organization's budgeting process and regulations and enforce employee participation and adherence to budgeting policies and processes. 
    • Collaborate with finance and accounting leaders to set financial goals in the medium term (6-12 months).
    • Deal with complex budgeting issues.
    • Evaluate budgeting initiatives to reduce the amount of variation between actual and budgeted revenues or costs and develop action plans to implement initiatives. 
    • Forecast financial resource requirements for each department to assist in the upcoming budgeting processes and develop projected financial statements for the organization, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets.
    • Support departments to achieve financial goals and work within the financial resources allocated to the department; develop contingency plans or funds for departments "over spending."
    • Explain budgeting process to business partners to help them with building and managing their budgets.
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of metrics.
    • Select relevant and insightful metrics.
    • Able to identify patterns and predict data outcomes and use information to shape programs and affect all business units.
    • Employ evidence-based decision making, and support key decisions with data.
    • Evaluate existing technology and advocate for investments in new technology to meet data requirements.
    • Incorporate data and insights from multiple sources to tell a meaningful story and share actionable recommendations.
  • Management Accounting
    • Evaluate the cost/volume/profit of the organization's products or services, as well as the impact of changes to the organization's supply chain and the impact that leveraging different pricing and cost strategies will have on the organization's profitability.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of management accounting systems.
    • Perform analyses on internal key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as KPIs for the organization's target customers.
    • Deliver high-quality, accurate, and complete management reporting information.
    • Participate in analyzing competitors' financial information, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, in comparison to the organization's.
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance
    • Assist in the continuous development of the organization's policies.
    • Analyze the impact of changes to organizational finance policies.
    • Encourage others to comply with all organizational regulations, policies, and processes.

Professional Skills

  • Advanced Excel modeling and data analytics capabilities.
  • Effective, convincing & polished presentation skills, with advanced PowerPoint capabilities.
  • Experience in financial statement review and adept at managing large data sets across multiple technology sources.
  • Quantitative methods/analytics skills (e.g., predictive, Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis).

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Minimal travel expected (up to 10% seasonally).

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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