Cox Automotive is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst with 5+ years of experience working in successful team environment supporting budget/forecasting activities, long-range planning and ad hoc financial analysis. A key responsibility of this Sr. Financial Analyst is supporting our Retail Solutions organization through development and coordination of opportunity analysis and reporting. Other critical components of this role are the ability to translate market performance to impacts on our businesses, to influence other finance and business leaders, and work in a collaborative team environment leveraging expertise of others on the Retail Solutions & Corporate FP&A teams. Candidates must also have a solid understanding of financial management concepts, complex modeling, accounting procedures, variance analysis, and the ability to analyze large data sets. The candidate is also expected to quickly gain an understanding of our wide portfolio of businesses with application to these responsibilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
Consolidation and interpretation of financial results, variance analysis, and key business drivers to identify trends and make recommendations based on risks and opportunities, product profitability, operational efficiencies, and overall financial and strategic alignment with company goals and objectives.
Assist with the valuation and analysis of month end results, forecasts, and budgets, to better inform business decisions.
Analyze market dynamics and assess impacts to business performance, strategic direction, and long-range financial plans.
Coordinate the annual LRP budgeting, budget maintenance, and strategic planning process.
Partner with Retail Solutions finance leads, Cox Automotive corporate, Hyperion team, and matrix partners to ensure accurate, timely reporting, and continuous process improvement.
Continuously improve current financial reporting, modeling, and metrics to evolve with the business and product set and better links financial forecasts to internal and external drivers.
Lead efforts to improve the structure of our analytical tools, data, and processes to enhance the company's analytic capabilities and understanding of business performance.
Manage long range plan target modeling with a perspective on benchmarking, industry and consumer trend impacts on business drivers.
Assist with developing recommendations through analysis for our CFO & Executive Leadership Team, providing financial and operational insights necessary to help manage the company's financials and support effective decision making.
Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent work experience in a financial environment required. MBA a plus.
Minimum of five years of business experience with strong focus in Financial Planning and Analysis
Strong analytical ability with track record of delivered results
Solid analytical and research capabilities required
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
Proven ability to prepare executive level presentations and insights
Self-starter with flexibility and willingness to balance multiple, changing priorities and work under tight deadlines and experienced in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating one's own work
Work effectively on multiple assignments, activities or projects
Advanced MS Excel skills required, including formulas, financial functions, pivot tables, design, and formatting for executive presentations
Experience with Oracle, Hyperion Planning, Reports, Tableau and Essbase is a strong plus.
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong knowledge of financial concepts, practices and procedures
Minimal travel may be required
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company's 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com
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