Financial Senior Analyst - Avendra

ARAMARK in Rockville, MD

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - Others
  • Type: Full Time
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as aBest Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


Position Summary. The Senior Financial Analyst will provide accounting and finance support for the NA GPO business unit, as well as analytical support to Avendra’s executive management, company founders, and other key business groups. Such support incorporates accounting and finance related aspects, including forecasting and budget analysis, monthly financial and cash flow projections and operating results analysis, month end close procedures, spend analytics for GPO member base, summarizing and communicating results and recommendations to various groups across the business, and business cases and business development activities.

Position Reports toDirector, Financial Planning and Analysis

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform Finance / Accounting functions including month-end close, purchase and revenue trend reporting, operating expense analysis, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Prepare and validate monthly and quarterly financial and cash flow projections. Work with GSC&P finance to consolidate outlook at the GPO business unit level.
  • Accurate monthly reporting of Revenue and EBIT results with variance analysis vs forecast, plan and prior year.
  • Provide analytical support and analysis to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, VP Finance & Accounting, CEO, and other senior management
  • Assist in the budgeting and forecasting process, utilizing Planning Analytics and other tools
  • Analyze operational results relative to projections across P&L to determine drivers of and impact on business
  • Perform NPV and various other analyses for business cases
  • Analyze and comparing monthly and quarterly financial results and key performance indicators against plan and other internal/external benchmarks, including new and lost business reporting.
  • Prepare and analyze Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statements to develop the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Build/establish relationships with key business, financial, and operational personnel to ensure full understanding and support for GPO initiatives. Work closely with internal supply chain teams (contracts, category management, negotiation teams) and support teams (finance and IT teams) and other company stakeholders/resources.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Participate in establishing business processes for the finance function
  • Support the development of long-range plans and company growth objectives
  • Assist in quantifying savings to customers and value derived from new programs

Primary Competencies

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving & Analytical Skills
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Taking Initiative
  • Results Orientation

Other Duties. Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment. This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands.This is largely a sedentary role with some light lifting of files possibly needed.


Role Requirements

  • Strong technical financial and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and modeling applications
  • Excellent organizational skills, effectiveness in prioritizing work, ability to multitask, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with senior-level management and to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Planning Analytics, Oracle Discoverer, and SQL a plus

Overnight Travel Requirements. Type: None

Years of Relevant Experience. 3-5 years of experience

Education Requirements. BS/BA in relevant field required – with high scholastic achievement. Major: Accounting or Finance

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