Sr. Financial Analyst

Whole Foods Austin , TX 78719

Posted 3 months ago

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionateabout great food, about the communities they live and work in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humansand who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

The Senior Financial Analyst will support the Global Finance team through executive business review and forecasting. The ideal candidate will interact effectively with all business partners (Operations, Team Member Services, Finance, Amazon, vendors, etc.) and be naturally curious about the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and support the planning process for 3 areas that cover 12 regional business units -- serve as global FPAR support contact, building partnerships with the regions and other business partners to ensure an effective support model

  • Identification of modeling techniques & tools to support regional forecast process, including partnering with peer groups to develop, test, and implement solutions

  • Assist and provide support with capital deployment and ROIC analysis

  • Lead and/or participate in cross regional finance and accounting projects as needed with a focus on process improvement and increased efficiency -- Ability to document and transition final product to team members in global or regional support offices

  • Provide insightful analysis and reporting on financial results to assist regional and global leadership in driving sales and profitability

  • Financial Analysis - develop actionable, informed financial insights to assist executive decision-makers throughout the Company (this includes sales, margins, income conversion, leverage, EBITDA, ROIC, new store performance, etc.)

  • Assist and provide analysis on regional & global forecast accuracy, proactively identifying & communicating opportunities for improvement

  • Willingness and ability to train peers at global and regional support offices on financial disciplines, specifically as they relate to forecasting and/or financial reporting at WFM

  • Partner with team to prepare and analyze quarterly earnings reports, maintaining a high level of data accuracy and integrity and proactively communicating analysis findings

  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of financial analysis/reporting experience

  • Bachelors degree, Finance or Accounting preferred (MBA or CPA strongly preferred)

  • Experience in Enterprise Performance solutions SAP Business Planning and Consolidations (BPC), Cognos TM1, Adaptive Insights and Tidemark software a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Possess superb knowledge and understanding of financial systems, financial planning and analysis, and accounting principles

  • Planning/Forecasting experience is a strong plus, preferably experience in a dynamic, scenario driven rolling forecast environment with a strong focus on accuracy

  • Ability to present information in different forums and with all/multiple levels of leadership

  • Positive attitude, ability to work well and fast under pressure, exceptional customer service attitude

  • Comfortable in a decentralized structure where results are based on cooperation with and influence of others

  • Ability to thrive in an ever changing environment

  • Ability to travel to our regional support offices as needed

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.


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