Senior Sales Analyst-Corporate Finance

Location: Santa Ana, CA
Date Posted: 11-27-2018
The Sales Analyst-Corporate Finance position is a member of the finance team and responsible for overseeing and supporting the retail sales and marketing side of the financial operations. This position works closely with and supports the General Managers, and Business Unit executive leaders in the overall financial and strategic aspects of the businesses under their responsibility. Indirectly, the position also supports the company's overall corporate financial system and structure  and other corporate administrative functions. 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

‚ÄčBusiness Planning & Decision Support
  • Support the planning, execution, and continuous improvement of the enterprise-wide corporate annual plan, long-range plan, and strategic planning deployment processes to create shareholder value.
  • Analyze and synthesize retail POS plans and results (weekly and/or monthly) across multiple customers and/or channel functions to identify and explain business drivers at the functional level in support of consolidated presentations to the Executive management team.
  • Support corporate strategic planning, scenario analysis and other business planning and analysis needs for customer “line reviews” and other major enterprise initiatives.
  • Assist in the development, reporting, and execution of any cost center strategies and initiatives.
 
Monthly Forecasting, Planning and Analysis
  • Assess the adequacy of and provide the appropriate direction on financial forecasts.
  • Analyze and bridge prior year vs. current year, Budget vs. current year, expense variances for areas of responsibility.
  • Support in the compilation, analysis, and review of financial reporting and analysis 
 
Operational & Financial Performance Reporting, Monitoring and Improvement
  • Assist in the monitoring of the financial, operational and strategic performance of the business units; follow-up on unusual trends and variance to expectations.
  • Continually evaluate, challenge, improve efficiency and financial transparency, and add value to the organization.
  • Conduct routine and ad-hoc management reporting and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual key performance indicators and business drivers for presentation to Executive management.
  • Assist members of the Executive Leadership team in actions to drive improved sales, operational and strategic performance.
  • Lead continuous improvement opportunities to improve forecasting, cost structuring, planning and reporting processes.
  • Oversee and manage the sales team’s commission planning process.
 
Financial Control
  • Monitor, coordinate and conduct system audits with IT to maintain data integrity within systems.
  • Support and adhere to departmental process and procedures in order to uphold departmental SOX compliance.
  • Liaise and coordinate with respective parties in ensuring that critical and sensitive issues are resolved adequately and on a timely basis.
 
Experience and Qualifications
 
  • BS / BA in Statistics, Business (with quantitative emphasis), Accounting, Economics, or related field
  • Bring 2 - 4 years of relevant FP&A, and/or statistical / data mining professional experience
  • Experience effectively working with and presenting information to senior management
  • Critical Competencies include:
    • Well rounded finance professional who can architect, analyze, and communicate financial information effectively
    • Humble, patient, and graceful attitude
    • Excellent attention to detail; highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Passionately analytical and curious with strong out-of-the-box thinking
    • Self-motivated and proactive; demonstrated drive for success and passion for growth and development
    • High level of competence and proficiency in financial analysis; business and/or statistical modeling
    • Proven comfort with large data sets and the tools to manage large data sets in order to facilitate a dynamic sales and marketing partnering environment
    • Experience working in a sales and/or retail environment a plus
    • Strong inter-personal, oral and written professional communication skills; ability to filter and cater information to a variety of audiences
    • High level of professional excellence characterized by sound judgment skills and drive for results (while still considering the cost vs. benefit dynamic)
    • Demonstrates team orientated mindset
    • Strong business and financial acumen
    • Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity
    • Ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex fast paced business environment
    • Have an eye for continuous improvement opportunities
    • Ability to mentor and develop team members
Software skills:
  • Strong Microsoft Excel (including Pivot Tables) and PowerPoint skills required
  • Experience with large ERP packages and financial systems (SAP, Oracle, HFM) preferred, not mandatory for consideration
 
 
CRAIG ALBIN | PARTNER | LOGIC CONSULTING GROUP
Interim & Consulting Practice | Serving OC & LA County
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