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Sr. Financial Analyst-Operations & Transportation

at Essendant

Posted: 11/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 42021ea3-40d1-4d08-9bc9-75b31123018d
Keywords: financial

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for supporting the Company’s Operations and Transportation team shipping to customers across the U.S. from our 16 warehouses. The role will include analysis of actual results, preparing operational reporting for management and financial statement preparation and providing financial and analytical support for strategic projects and initiatives.  In addition, this position will support key processes such as capital expenditure planning and analysis.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists and coordinates the budgeting and quarterly forecasting process for operations and transportation (. Obtains inputs / data from various function leaders, and drives dialogue to test for reasonableness..
  • Analyzes monthly business results with a goal of identifying trends and variances from expectations.  The role will include designing and implementing reports and dashboards focused on operations and transportation costs.
  • Creates dynamic financial models to evaluate business scenarios and support business decisions.
  • Provides financial support for strategic projects, key initiatives and process improvement teams.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts in the processes and tools used in planning, reporting and analysis activities.
  • Prepares project evaluation analyses including financial justification (NPV, IRR, payback).
  • Performs critical analysis for Senior Leadership Team presentations.
  • Role may include occasional travel to facilities
  • Completes ad hoc analysis as requested and develops insight for senior management
  • Perform as a key contributor to the month end closing process
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving orientation / skills.
  • Solid verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and develop perspective in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Action / results oriented
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools with strong financial modeling skills. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience in an operations or financial analysis roles, in a middle market setting focused on distribution or manufacturing, or management consulting,
  • Experience with Infor enterprise software’s solutions or similar financial system is a plus.


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