Strategic Financial Planning Senior Analyst at ALDI
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Strategic Financial Planning Senior Analyst

1100 E Warrenville Rd, Naperville, IL, USA, 60563

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To help save our customers green, we need an amazing team who knows all about it. Our National Finance & Administration Services department oversees the management of the critical resources and infrastructure that our people need to get the job done at every level. This service department is designed to make sure our retail divisions and executive leadership receive the support they need to run a successful operation. Within Finance our teams include: Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Reporting, Tax and Treasury.

In this role, the Strategic Financial Planning Senior Analyst will participate in the development of long-range plans, strategic business plans, investment analyses, and various other financial modelling activities and will work cross-functionally with the broader FP&A team to support operations and other national departments.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Naperville, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2  days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Communicates and informs leadership of issues, status, and results of assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner. 
• Analyzes existing working procedures and recommends changes and best practices.
• Advises on any changes or actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
• Informs management of recurring issues or when additional team training may be required.
• Conducts analyses to ensure that financial planning activities are accurate and available to project owners in a timely manner.
• Develops, leads, and documents plans for large-scale strategic planning projects.
• Performs cost-benefit analyses, research-based projects and feasibility studies to support operations and other national departments.
• Supports leadership with conceptualization of state-of-the-art financial planning and analysis tools and processes.
• Maintains, manages, and has a complete understanding of data and reporting requirements.
• Assists leadership in ensuring compliance with established operating policies and procedures.
• Ensures that required and necessary documentation is completed and properly maintained in order to provide substantiation and assistance with future audits or information requests.
• Assists leadership with all project management related responsibilities and communicates the status of projects to all participants.
• Reviews the work of team members and suggests improvements when needed.
• Assists in training and developing team members to retain a motivated and professional workforce.
• Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
• Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.

• Collaborates and Cooperates with Team: Commits to and supports a collaborative and high-performing working environment with peers and managers.     
• Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the “extra mile” and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.  
• Focuses on the Customer:  Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on customers.     
• Focuses on Quality: Takes an efficient, analytical approach to solve problems or produce outputs in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures quality and accuracy of results.
• Plans and Prioritizes: Sets priorities and organizes information in order to efficiently and effectively get the job done. 

Job-specific Competencies:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Works cooperatively and collaboratively within a group.
• Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.
• Possesses extensive financial modelling experiences, including the use of discount cash flow analysis techniques.
• Basic understanding of project management concepts and tools.
• Ability to recommend, interpret, and apply ALDI operating policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of accepted industry standards and practices.
• Knowledge of financial analysis strategies.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
• In-depth understanding of financial statements.
• Skill in reviewing files to determine accuracy and completeness.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Understands cost/benefit analysis. 
• Ability to analyze and present complex data visually and comprehensively to leadership.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field required.
• A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Accounting or Finance required.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• Experience with SAP, BPC, Analysis for Office, Alteryx, and Tableau preferred.

Physical Requirements:

• Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
• Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.

Travel:

• International & Domestic travel required.
• Up to 10%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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