Senior Financial Analyst

Posted: 10/10/2021

COMPANY: Established in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of lives through the power of work. We are the leader in workforce development, one of the largest employers in our region, and a cornerstone of the community. Our mission is funded through our donation-driven retail stores, comprehensive business and staffing solutions, and generous community support. Our vision is to empower every Central Texan to transform their lives through work and education. Join the team whose work empowers people to transform their lives! COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: Goodwill Central Texas is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all employees are valued for their skills, experience and unique perspective. This commitment is embodied in our company policies and in the way we do business. Working together as a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to our success. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. POSITION SUMMARY: The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team provides strategic financial and analytical support to our executives and the entire Goodwill Central Texas organization. Following the addition of a Senior Director dedicated to FP&A, FP&A was separated from Accounting and is now a standalone team of 3 reporting to the CFO. In addition to budgeting and forecasting, the Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for recurring analysis and ad hoc projects. By helping Goodwill make good, fact-based business decisions, this role helps us maximize the dollars we are able to invest in accomplishing our mission. RESPONSIBILITIES: Be the budgeting and forecasting partner for assigned internal customers. This includes learning their business and understanding their budgets, forecasts, and actuals in order to support good financial management, variance analysis, and communicating results to leadership. (Assigned internal customers may be a mix of revenue-generating business lines and our mission focused services. We currently manage more than 40 business segments of varying complexity.) Build and / or use Excel models to support fact-based decision making. Examples include providing pro forma modeling of significant changes in how we do business, what-if scenario planning, store profitability analysis, or marketing campaign impact analysis. Work with internal customers in both structured ways, such as leading monthly review meetings, as well as informally through ad hoc conversations. Continuously improve processes and support of our internal customers, especially as we move to a new ERP system in 2022 and implement budgeting and forecasting software (vs. Excel) in 2023. Adopt and leverage Microsoft PowerBI and / or Tableau tools after 2022’s ERP implementation. Share administrative duties within the FP&A team such as monthly reporting to Goodwill Industries International (GII) and documenting and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Work cross-functionally at all levels of the organization. Demonstrate ethics and comply with our Corporate Compliance Program. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This role has no supervisory responsibility. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Analytical mindset and experience, with at least 4 - 6 years of FP&A experience. Will consider less FP&A experience if complemented by other relevant experience such as consulting. Bachelor’s degree with an analytical component such as Finance, Math, or Economics. Strong collaboration, communication, influencing, problem solving, and analytical skills in a customer-focused team environment. Rockstar Excel skills required, VBA a plus. Experience in retail or another multi-unit industry, or in nonprofits, is desirable but not required. Experience with business intelligence tools, ERP systems, and budgeting & forecasting software is desirable but not required. COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you and having you as part of our Goodwill Team! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Post offer background check is required to ensure applicant meets all eligibility requirements for the assigned customer/location.  Alternative work locations may be offered as appropriate.