The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for interfacing with the Lab Channel Management Teams and Finance to analyze financial data in order to measure business performance, particularly sales and profitability, while also identifying improvements to overall business performance.
Month end close – The Senior Financial Analyst will insure the accuracy of financial statements for month end close and help identify areas for improvement. This includes:
Regional Business Unit Reporting and SG&A Expenses
Monthly reporting – The FA will develop management reports for their Region’s Management Team to use as a tool to monitor and control their business unit performance.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive but summarized reporting package to monitor the performance each month in all critical areas – sales, gross margin and expenses.
Develop customer and product profitability models to measure and project performance.
Create variance analyses compared to forecast and budget, while looking at past trends to identify threats and opportunities.
Develop a business partner relationship with their Management Team by providing them with the insight to understand sales, margin, expenses, and balance sheet but also by customer and product.
Budget and Forecasting – The Senior Financial Analyst will assist the Management Team and Finance to produce an annual budget and monthly forecast for their Region.
Produce an annual budget with top management, making sure it aligns with short and long-term corporate strategies.
Produce forecast in conjunction with the ELOA annual forecast process.
Special Projects – The Senior Financial Analyst will support the Manager of Business Analysis on special projects and system enhancements.
Identify opportunities to increase profitability throughout the organization and initiate projects to achieve improvements in these areas.
Work on any assigned projects to produce timely, accurate, and actionable results.
Participate in the development & maintenance of systems, especially those providing Business Intelligence.
Perform post audits on recent mergers and acquisitions.
Bachelor of Business Administration – major in accounting or finance, MBA or CPA a plus
Minimum of 5-7 years of Professional Experience, preferably with focus on financial analysis or accounting
Optical industry experience is a plus
Strong business acumen
Excellent personal computer skills – spreadsheet, database, word processing
A self-motivator, eager to learn and grow
A team player, must be able to work with people within and outside of the finance department
A fast learner, able to learn new concepts and business ventures in a short time
Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation
Willing to travel and work overtime when necessary
Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux®, Crizal® and Transitions® are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.