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

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/25/2018

Job Description

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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 Manager –U.S. Field Operations, the FP&A Senior Analyst – U.S. Field Operations will provide enterprise-wide and business unit financial analysis to support the corporation’s key finance activities, with significant interaction, partnering, and engagement with senior management and functional leaders across ATD. 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 Senior Analyst – U.S. Field Operations will support annual financial planning and rolling financial forecasting across the entire organization, while tracking and benchmarking corporate performance metrics, with active engagement with company leadership, ownership and investors. This role is crucial to the development, monitoring and interpretation of data analytics to enhance financial reporting quality, improve profitability and drive success of strategic initiatives.

The FP&A Senior Analyst – U.S. Field Operations will be a key individual contributor 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 Senior Analyst – U.S. Field Operations will support the Regional Presidents.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Planning & Analysis Management

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain, Merchandising & Category Management FP&A counterparts to support the incorporation of analytics such as workforce productivity, turnover, product and customer profitability and Customer Channel  growth into regular reporting, planning and presentations.
  • Support the maximization of ROI via full management and assessment of capital investment portfolio, real estate decisions, working capital management and cash flow optimization.
  • Support and execute the financial aspects of strategic planning, annual operating plan, rolling 12-month financial forecasting, S&OP, and working capital forecasting processes.
  • Provide analytical support to key field business units and market-facing corporate functional business partners.
  • Develop & deliver in-depth reporting and analysis, ranging from ordinary course to ad hoc financial reporting (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually), multi-dimensional scorecards, complex dynamic models and executive presentations to senior, product and regional managers.
  • Develop presentations and provide decision support in communications with the executive leadership team, Board of Directors, private equity Sponsors, and trading partners.
  • Analyze operating performance based on pricing, product/customer profitability, operational cost efficiencies, working capital management, competitive analysis, benchmarking, market dynamics and corporate performance goals.
  • Utilize robust Business Intelligence technology solutions to develop and deliver analytical insights.
  • Review and analyze operating unit profitability, margin trends, monthly budget-to-actual, operating and overhead variance analysis, financial metric sensitivity analysis, ad-hoc analysis and reporting, ROA, ROI, EVA, and special projects across entire ATD platform.
  • Provide M&A, venturing, capital investment, real estate investment analysis and decision support.




Direct Report Position Title(s)

  • None




Qualifications

Required

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field)
  • Experience: 2-6 years of experience in FP&A, investment banking, corporate finance, management consulting, or similar data-driven function

Preferred

  • Experience: Experience with planning and business intelligence applications such as Anaplan, Microstrategy, Power BI, and Tableau




Candidate Skills and Competencies

Technical

  • Financial Planning
    • Review departmental budgets for accuracy and process efficiency.
    • Monitor the departmental budgeting processes to ensure each department is on track for submission and operating in a manner that will achieve the set financial goals.
    • Assess inconsistencies in the actual and budgeted spending and identify proactive programs to prevent them. 
    • Review budget spending patterns to support financial resource management forecasting and the development of projected financial statements, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets.
    • Manage the customer rebate portfolio and provide in-depth customer analytics and corporate portfolio management reporting.   
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of metrics and data.
    • Identify appropriate metrics to assess initiatives.
    • Explain the rationale behind the collection and use of metrics.
    • Leverage existing tools to meet organizational needs.
    • Draw insightful conclusions, identify trends, and recognize patterns through data analysis and collection.
    • Connect insights generated from multiple data points to provide insightful recommendations.
  • Management Accounting
    • Assist in the analysis of internal performance related to profitability and performance.
    • Exhibit knowledge of the organization's performance measurements, responsibility centers, and the objectives of different responsibility centers.
    • Create basic management information reports.
    • Aggregate competitor financial information to assist in benchmarking the organization's performance.    
    • Support the analysis of internal financial statements, specifically focusing on the key performance indicators (KPIs) or ratios for the industry.
  • 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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Job ID: R05932