Financial Analyst, Customer Profitability

US-NH-Keene
2 hours ago
Requisition ID
8004
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Category
Finance

Company Overview

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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

 

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

The Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Insights department seeks a Financial Analyst, to prepare recurring  customer profitability analysis, and perform “deep dive” customer analysis in order to identify opportunities to senior leadership.

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department is responsible for  coordinating, compiling, analyzing, and communicating forward looking projections for all C&S entities, specifically, annual budgeting, quarterly reforecasting, annual & ad hoc long range forecasting, capital budgeting/forecasting. Additionally the Business Insights group’s role is to drive analytical focus on strategic initiatives and  profit improvement opportunities; including investigating customer profitability, and providing analytical insights that identify and focus the organization on our highest priority opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Run spreadsheet based models to calculate quarterly customer profitability in line with identified deadline and validate integrity of calculations
  • Assist operations accounting in completion of weekly reporting customer profitability (less detailed than quarterly analysis)
  • Make manual adjustments to correct automated results based on historical approach, latest business information, financial and organizational knowledge
  • Compile relevant analyses; trend analysis, comparisons to other customers, comparisons to budget as necessary. Analyze variances and identify opportunities
  • Review analysis with FP&A Manager and Director & participate in presentation of results to CFO/senior leadership
  • Assist in the compilation of more detailed customer specific analysis as requested by senior management; so called “customer deep-dives” , involving :
    • Cross functional discussions to gather ideas and inputs,
    • Identification and assessment of opportunities,
    • Creation of analysis supporting actionable recommendations
  • Carry out ongoing assessment a) of the accuracy of spreadsheet calculations, b) correct basis for automatic allocations, c) correct basis for manual adjustments, d) process followed to compile and analyze results
  • Incorporate any required changes in spreadsheet model
  • Test and evaluate alternate models/systems to replace current spreadsheet based model and make recommendations to FP&A manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field required
  • Minimum of 1 year of applicable experience including understanding key accounting principles
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel; some experience with other software (i.e. Access, GL Packages) a plus

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