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Advantage Solutions Senior Financial Analyst - Remote in Tampa, Florida

Summary

Senior Financial Analyst

Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Financial Analyst who will support the Corporate FP&A function by working across the organization to aid in analysis to support the business and leadership. This high profile role will help to tell the story of the company’s performance to executive leadership, the board and Wall Street.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with forecasts, budgets, and other key financial analysis.

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting packages that include financial statements, key performance indicators, key business trends, actual versus budget/forecast variances and comprehensive explanations of key differences

  • Develop and implement strategies to continuously improve Corporate FP&A process and enhance our understanding of business drivers

  • Lead the design, build, test, and delivery of one-time or recurring reports, visualizations and custom extracts using applicable business intelligence tools

  • Produce and consolidate monthly reports, include key metrics, financial results, and variance reporting

  • Work with team and key stakeholders to investigate, locate and fix issues in reports and/or dashboards when an inconsistency or error is raised by business users. This may also involve identifying data quality issues and partner with data engineering in addressing them.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree inAccounting, Finance or other quantitative field with equivalent job-related experienceis required;MBA Degree preferred

  • 3 years of financial related experience

  • Advanced Excel skills with strong quantitative analytic ability and modeling

  • Working knowledge of Power BI, SQL, VBA

  • Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines

  • Must present a professional image and be able to represent the Company in a professional manner

The Salary range for this role is $90K - $120K.

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will assist the Manager of Financial Reporting in the internal and external financial reporting for the Company, including monthly Board of Directors reporting, quarterly Bank Compliance reporting and the preparation of the audited financial statements. The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will coordinate the fieldwork associated with the annual financial statement audit and other technical accounting projects, including but not limited to Purchase Price Accounting for acquisitions. This position will also be involved with ad hoc finance and accounting related projects as requested by the Board of Directors and Executive Management.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Annual Audit & Financial Statements

  • Act as a liaison between the accounting department and the external audit team. Ensure reconciliations, lead schedules and account analysis are delivered based on agreed upon schedule. Assist in preparation of the annual financial report and related footnotes in accordance with US GAAP.

Technical GAAP Research

  • Work with Manager of Financial Reporting on recurring and one-time technical accounting issues, i.e. annual goodwill impairment analysis, stock based compensation, revenue recognition, etc. Understand and implement accounting pronouncements and alert management to all current US GAAP and SEC trends in reporting and compliance that apply to the Company. Includes working with Manager of Financial Reporting to ensure any significant transactions (i.e. mergers, acquisitions, debt refinancing, etc.) are recorded in accordance with proper accounting guidance.

Monthly Reporting to the Board of Directors

  • Prepare the monthly financial board package. Coordinate with associates throughout the Company to collect the slides and information needed to populate report based on information requested by the Board. Coordinate preparation of Board report support files for the CFO.

Corporate Balance Sheet accounts

  • Ensure fixed assets, goodwill, intangible assets and other non-operational balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled and reviewed on a monthly basis.

Internal controls

  • Assist the Corporate Controller in ensuring effective internal controls throughout the corporate accounting organization and in maintaining related documentation.

Bank Compliance Reporting

  • Prepare quarterly bank compliance financial report for review by Corporate Controller, Treasury and Legal.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level:

(Required) Bachelor's Degree o r equivalent experience

(Preferred) Master's Degree o r CPA preferred

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Accounting or Finance

3-5 years in Public accounting and/or large company equivalent experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical and communications skills will be required as well as a solid understanding of US GAAP.

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Team building Skills

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine | US-FL-Tampa | US-GA-Atlanta | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Austin

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 92602

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-426324

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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