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Sr. Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis

Dallas, TX | Full Time | Finance
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Sr. Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is a highly visible and impactful role in the organization helping to analyze, interpret, communicate, monitor, predict and drive business results.  Reporting to the Manager – FP&A, this individual will be a key player in the development and coordination of LALA U.S.’s financial planning processes and systems, along with the development of corporate, management and performance reporting.  In addition, this individual will partner with cross-functional teams to design and implement important decision support data/analytics utilizing our business intelligence platform.  The candidate will also be accountable for key aspects of the FP&A function including evaluation of operating expenses, monthly close support, forecasting and annual operating plan (budget).  

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES: 

 

  • Performs quantitative analysis of operational and financial data 

  • Builds and manages financial databases by organizing and analyzing a wide range of data sources 

  • Enhance reporting content and processes to ensure that reporting meets the business needs and is produced efficiently  

  • Streamline routine analysis, identify improvement opportunities to automate and create leverage  

  • Prepare detailed variance analysis and partner with finance members to research issues and present findings  

  • Prepares financial reports for internal use at the company by collecting, analyzing, formatting and presenting information 

  • Evaluates new projects and investment opportunities by comparing them against each other 

  • Building budgets and forecasts of future company performance, assess risks/opportunities against financial goals 

  • Builds and maintains a corporate financial model that details the entire company’s operations and future performance 

  • Develop and maintain operating metrics and KPI’s, present findings and monitor business performance 

  • Performs ad hoc analysis  

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE: 

  • 4+ years in finance/accounting 

  • SAP, BPC, Power BI experience including Business Warehouse queries and reporting 

  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry experience and/or Food and Beverage experience is a plus 

  • Experience with business systems and financial reporting tools 

  • Track record of effective cross-functional collaboration and influence 

  • Track record of process improvement, simplification, and streamlining finance processes 

 

SKILLS / OTHER PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED: 

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and modeling experience 

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, able to interface with senior leaders in the business 

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be flexible in a fast paced, ever-changing environment 

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Detailed-oriented 

 

FORMAL EDUCATION 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, or a related field is required 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a plus 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Normal office environment with little exposure to noise, dust and temperatures. 

  • The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 10 pounds is necessary. 

  • Normally works a regular schedule of hours, however hours may vary depending on the project or assignment. 

 
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