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Sr. Financial Analyst - FP&A

Company: Lowes Foods
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:The Sr. Financial Analyst will contribute to the company's success through providing financial and analytic partnership and deliverables to their assigned operational areas.The Sr. Financial Analyst will work with their business partners to ensure optimal short-term and long-term decision making. He/ She will provide assistance "planning the work" and then "working the plan" most efficiently and effectively. Financial data is at the core, but the FP&A team will be responsible for providing a balanced view of the business including operational metrics and activity drivers.To be successful in this role, this individual must have FP&A and analytical experience. This person should also have presentation & communication skills, experience working with large amounts of data (transactional, point of sale and/ or customer data preferable) and experience building reports (standardized, interactive self-service and/ or adhoc).Responsibilities:The Sr. Financial Analyst, will partner with an assigned operational area to deliver the below critical business deliverables (as required):Financial Analysis--- Build ROI/ business models (ST & LT) for major capital expenditures, projects, ventures, promotions--- Analyze profitability for key areas of assigned operational area--- Provide proactive variance analysesBusiness Analytics--- Develop & deliver ad-hoc decision support (financial data in addition to operational data)--- Create, provide and partner on: descriptive analytics & exploratory data analytics - "What" diagnostic analytics - "Why" predictive analytics - "What if" prescriptive analytics - "Next best action"Financial Operating Planning--- Produce assigned deliverables for the annual financial operating plan (as required for assigned operational area) with driverbased targets; guide partner through process and ensure understanding and alignment on all budget submissions--- Deliver single and "rest of year" financial forecastingManaging & Reporting Business Performance--- Deliver (through collaboration with partner) on periodic business reviews--- Prepare Executive (i.e. Leadership, Board Meeting) presentations, schedules & required support (including KPIs and Scorecards)--- Do competitive benchmarking, macro-environment and market share/ growth analyses; as required for assigned operational areaStrategic Planning--- Model financial outcomes of various strategies--- Identify & track KPIs/ balanced scorecards which link to the strategiesData & Systems--- Provide data sourcing, wrangling, querying & modeling for discovery analytics--- Develop standardized, self service performance reporting--- Build requirements & validate production ready metrics and reportsQualifications:--- Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Analytics or similar quantitative field of study; Master's Degree preferred.--- 3+ years of progressive Finance experience. Prior FP&A experience at a large company ($1B+ Sales) preferred.--- Experience working in Microsoft tools (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint) and business intelligence software (i.e. Power BI, Microstrategy).--- Working knowledge in Financial/GL Systems (i.e. Fusion, Hyperion), Database querying tools, Visualization tools, Statistical tools.--- Prior experience in retail, wholesale, distribution and/or consumer packaged goods is preferred.Competencies:--- High level of drive, enthusiasm and ability to naturally emerge as a respected leader.--- Strong desire to learn and improve; intellectually curious. High standards of accuracy.--- Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity. Ability to pro-actively identify needs and solve complex problems.--- Ability to maintain an unbiased, financial stewardship focus and not cross the line too far into the business partner's team.--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to pro-actively manage the message & expectations (all levels).--- Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities, seeking prioritization assistance when needed to manage expectations.--- Works with integrity in a manner consistent with Alex Lee's values and ethics.--- High accountability that delivers on commitments.

Keywords: Lowes Foods, Winston-Salem , Sr. Financial Analyst - FP&A, Accounting, Auditing , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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