Financial Analyst - FP&A
Who We Are: Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. We share a focused mission: to inspire everyone to run and be active. That's it. No distractions–it's all about the run. Through science, creativity, service, authenticity and connection, we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet. We do it our way, with our unique spirit, with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand, day after day and mile after mile. We are determined to innovate, challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads, tracks and trails, we live and breathe Run Happy, celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others. We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better, smarter, more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together and creates the conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values: Connect with People, Innovate for our Customer, Compete as a Team, Build Trust, Have Fun & Bring Passion, and Be Active. If you're on our team, it means you're part of creating something extraordinary. You're part of Brooks. Your Job: The Financial Analyst will provide business support to a number of cross–functional teams. You will partner with business leaders to understand and guide the business and support decision–making. In addition, the financial analyst will monitor, analyze and report on progress towards budget targets and work with business partners to identify and explain variances to the plan. This position will also contribute to special projects, typically involving the analysis and research of business issues, to provide management with valuable insights that support our corporate growth and profitability. Responsibilities: Work closely with business leaders for multiple functional areas to provide support for forecasting cycles including tracking and communicating progress toward goals and recommending course corrections as necessary. Participate in the design, development and on–going analysis of financial reports including management reports, variance analysis tools and monthly financial statements. Provide analysis and guidance regarding the return on investment from new product development opportunities, marketing strategies, sales initiatives and other ad hoc projects. Provide analysis of monthly financial results including the interpretation of current month performance information as a predictive tool for attainment of full year performance expectations. Track and monitor expenses incurred related to various business functions and adjust forecasts as required. Assist with the annual strategic planning process through the development of financial models and the compilation of financial projections. Assist in the planning and execution of operational cost analysis to enhance profitability and improve process efficiency. Develop, design, upgrade and maintain processes and systems for forecasting and reporting. Assist in ad hoc analysis and special projects as requested by management and business partners. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. 3+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis; previous experience building complex financial models. Strong proficiency in Excel; Adaptive experience is a plus. Proactive and detail–oriented with a proven track record of fostering relationships across functions and levels. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail: able to analyze raw data, draw conclusions and develop actionable and strategic recommendations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the company Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and the execution of tasks, while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another. Demonstration of innovation and initiative – always looking at improving our products and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details and help wherever necessary. Prior experience with Adaptive Insights planning tool a plus. Passionate participation in Brooks' sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner in order to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community. Embraces and lives the Brooks values!