PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to partner with functional business partners and business units as a financial subject matter expert in support of core company focus areas. This is accomplished by cross-functional collaboration to convert complex business plans into quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, and long range plans; develop and maintain scorecards; develop business cases; and provide proactive analysis, insights, and recommendations to optimize business performance. To accomplish this, the Senior Analyst must have solid knowledge of financial and business analytics principles. This individual will collaborate with Finance peers to ensure that insights from functional areas and business units are understood and incorporated into work products. Additionally, the Senior Analyst must be able to work effectively within a matrixed organization and demonstrate self-leadership and change agility, as well as the ability to influence and interact with various levels of the organization.
Facilitates the financial forecasting and planning processes with functional partners and business units that result in quarterly forecast updates, annual plans, and long range plans (2-3 years)
Collaborate across the business to provide root cause analysis and actionable insights based on financial and non-financial data to functional partners and business units
Communicates financial and non-financial analysis and insights to leaders by preparing analyses through leveraging multiple data sources; identifying complete, consistent, and actionable insights & recommendations; translating insights into clear, understandable themes
Develops business cases for key initiatives and major programs by creating robust financial models, tied to a program's (or initiative's) strategic narrative; identifying risks to the organization and engaging the business owner in risk mitigation and trade-off conversations; identifying and measuring key trigger points (metrics) that will provide business insight into an initiative's success (leading and final indicators)
Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date expertise in subject area; leveraging an understanding of policies, data, and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating cross-functionally to solve business problems; identifying, recommending, and implementing ways to address improvement opportunities
Bachelor's Degree, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field
4+ Experience in finance or analytical role with a public company, public accounting, or related
Experience in structuring and writing formal documents, developing and delivering group presentations, project planning, and/or cross-functional collaboration
Experience with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Experience with financial forecasting or analytic modeling
Lowe's is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.
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