US Wholesaler, Sr. Financial Analyst

04 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019
Contract type
Full time
Purpose: The Senior Financial Analyst supports the financial analysis and KPI measurements for assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). They will act as business partner to the Wholesale Finance Director and assigned Sales leader. Provides reporting and analysis of performance against plan to ensure goals are achieved. The Senior Financial Analyst will collaborate with the Commercial Finance team on cross functional and strategic projects including but not limited to influencing decision making and outcomes related to business risks and opportunities. Key Accountabilities: Collaborates with the Wholesale Finance Director to plan and budget key components of assigned Sales Office or Key Account P&L. Prepares and performs advanced analysis and reporting for assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). Creates timely and accurate monthly forecasts. Aligns with sales partners to properly reflect risk and opportunities. Leads regular reviews with assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). Researches and provides creative solutions to ensure KPIs are achieved. Ensures financial but also non–financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate information and analysis to make their business decisions. Contribute to the development of standardized best practice reporting and control methods. Manages and participates in cross functional projects as required. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated analytical skills, comfort with Finance and/or Accounting principles and good understanding and experience with financial KPIs (retail math and retail financial drivers preferred). Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines. Ability to think cross functionally, join data from various sources and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial, fast–paced environment. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, sales reprs, peers, and customers. Advanced skills in Excel. Strongly proficient skills in Access, Word, PowerPoint and Microstrategy (or other business intelligence tools). Qualifications: University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or similar field. Five plus years of experience in sales, business or financial analysis or planning Industry specific experience preferred. Solid accounting skills and experience preferred Advanced excel skills required Familiarity with SAP and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems/analytical software a major plus