7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75023

Sr Analyst, Finance

Description:

Budgeting and Planning (20%)

* Partner with key business owners to understand key cost/revenue drivers and develop annual/quarterly budget/forecasts
* Identify potential risks & opportunities that could impact results compared to forecast

Forecast/Close/Reporting (30%)

* Partner with key business owners to understand key cost/revenue drivers and develop annual/quarterly budget/forecast
* Own the development of quarterly financial forecasts that incorporate current business trends and business strategies by working closely with key business partners
* Drive period-end close activities for area of responsibility
* Lead period P&L reviews by recapping results vs. plan, forecast and prior year
* Prepare period results summary that can be distributed to leadership team to drive business decisions
* Proactively identify, develop, and implement enhancements to existing forecasting, reporting and business processes
* Assist in the implementation of a global planning tool to assist in budgeting and forecasting.

Analysis (50%)

* Perform analyses to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity to influence strategies and investment decisions
* Conduct ad-hoc analysis at the request of management and business partners
* Oversee the reconciliation of data and P&Ls (as needed)
* Lead special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives
* Provide key analytics to drive continued support for growth



EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another quantitative field (Math, Statistics)

EXPERIENCE (and other qualifications):

* 3-5 years of progressive experience in finance
* Restaurant or retail industry experience is preferable, though not required
* Solid understanding of management accounting and P&Ls
* Frames highly complex issues in an effective manner, using creativity to compile and arrange data in unique and compelling ways
* Demonstrates strong analytical intuition and can readily identify gaps in analyses & incorporates creative solutions
* Manages time and resources and removes obstacles to ensure quality output is delivered on time
* Ensures closure on key initiatives
* Creates cohesive and coherent presentations, demonstrating a strong command of best practices in deck construction
* Ability to partner with and influence others without direct authority; build consensus and look for collaboration with people from different functions and all levels required
* Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills required
* Experience with Hyperion/Essbase or other ERP tools
* Experience with Tableau/Power BI or other BI tools preferred, though not required

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