Finance Analyst

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
About the Position

This role's main responsibilities include leadership of FP&A efforts in delivering relevant and insightful analysis & reporting that enables effective decision-making from the senior leaders, and improved overall performance for the business.

The position will support budgeting & forecasting, variance analysis, financial modeling, and reporting efforts within Kenco business units with the expectation of providing the highest quality financial information that is both accurate & comprehensive as well as insightful. Additionally, this role will help support FP&A's strategic plan by implementing and improving processes & procedures, controls, automation/efficiencies, and data management across FP&A and the business units.

This is a critical and highly visible position which works closely with senior management and reports to the Director of FP&A. It requires extensive experience in financial analysis and business modeling, ability to form strong working partnerships with senior business leaders and to effectively problem solve in a fast-paced environment. This position is not a people manager position, but could lead to other opportunities within the organization.


  • Works closely with business unit leadership, corporate finance & accounting, & other departments across the organization.

  • Establishes linkage to the company's financial statements, short-term goals and strategic plan.

  • Works closely with business leaders to analyze profitability and financial returns of potential business outcomes.

  • Leads the collection and reporting of information related to special projects, initiatives, & investments.

  • Performs detailed variance analysis of actual results vs plan.

  • Leads financial modeling capabilities for real-time financial scenario analysis.

  • Provides information and analysis for management to support strategic decision making.

  • Works in a collaborative manner with department leaders to develop recommendations for resolution of problems.

  • Assists Finance & Accounting teams with month-end, quarter-end, year-end reporting and internal & external audits.

  • Works closely with FP&A team to share information and support other FP&A and functions.

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and projects as deemed appropriate.



  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling background and experience.

  • 2+ years of corporate work experience in accounting or finance


  • 2+ years of specifically FP&A leadership work experience.

  • One or more of the following Master's degree, CMA, CPA

  • World-class organizational skills, encompassing an extremely high attention to detail, strong ownership ethic, and intense focus on accuracy and accountability.

  • Strong working knowledge of FP&A and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preferably in the field of logistics, transportation or retail/service.

  • Energy and passion to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Expert level skills in Microsoft Excel (i.e. reporting, modeling, pivot tables, macros, data tables, simulations, etc.).

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages in written and verbal communications.

  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment and partner across multiple departments.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Technical skills and experience in financial reporting and cash flow management.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook, and the ability to learn other basic computer programs.

  • Experience with Great Plains, Wynsoft, and databases.

  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.

Travel Requirements

  • This position is not expected to travel

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)