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Accounting/Finance - FP&A III
Ref No.: 15-03459
Location: CORP NEW JERSEY(NRCJ), New Jersey
Job Description: The Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis, has a critical role in ensuring the progression and maintenance of the Retail Sales and Marketing organization's gross margin financial modeling process and related performance management processes. The Analyst will manage and carry out a diverse range of assignments, projects, and activities including development, implementation, and on-going analysis of key business drivers; identification of improvement opportunities; supporting teams in implementing change against improvement opportunities or other broad based strategic initiatives. This position requires frequent interaction with several key Retail groups including Marketing, Strategy, Accounting, and Risk Control. Additionally the Sr. Analyst will service requests from other internal clients such as Retail leadership, Treasury, and Investor Relations.

Responsibilities:
This person MUST demonstrate greater problem solving ability and involvement with analytical analysis such as business root cause analysis, risk calculations, and overall ability to understand the drivers of business performance.

Each month evaluate actual vs. forecasted performance of Retail key business drivers and margin variance drivers and summarize results
Each month support preparation of the management presentation reports
Each month, and during the annual strategic planning process, work closely with Marketing and Strategy leadership to forecast customer/volume and gross margin performance
Review and update volumetric, pricing, and cost assumptions in Retail gross margin models, and achieve buy-in from key Retail leadership on modeled results
Coordinate the review and refinement of gross margin model logic
Consistently meet quality standards and improvement goals governing model accuracy/functionality and development/implementation cycle time
Leverage problem solving, data manipulation, and analytical skills to address specific business requests
Proactively seek and timely implement solutions to key business issues
Help identify process improvements and best practices to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of planning and reporting processes
Represent Management and Performance Reporting in cross-functional teams and projects as needed
Fulfill other duties as assigned by Manager

Education:
Bachelor's degree in Business or Economics from an accredited university required.

Experience:
Three years relevant work experience required. Experience with mass markets retail, energy, or utility operations a plus.

Special Skills:
Must have excellent quantitative, modeling and financial analysis skills.
Flexibility to deal with several projects simultaneously.
Effectively communicates to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form.
Excels in conceptualizing and assimilating data to make appropriate recommendations
Ability to learn business concepts and processes quickly.
Able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
Able to take a leadership role in a project team to establish plans, coordinate team activities and assure successful completion of objectives.
Able to quickly develop a network of contacts across the organization
Demonstrates initiative, self-motivation and attention to detail.
Adapts effectively to new and changing situations.
Proficient in the operation of personal computers and software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
Valid TDL required.

Working Conditions:
Office hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Some overtime as required by workload, especially during planning/project deadlines. Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting

Release Comments: Please note that this position has been released so you may begin sourcing BUT will remain on hold until after the call Thurs, 4/23. Invite to follow shortly