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FP&A Analyst III – Project Management

Job Location: Oak Brook, IL

Company Name: Akar Ventures

Date Posted: 2022-07-05

Valid Through: 2022-07-25

About This Role

The primary role of the FP&A Analyst III-Project Management is to provide financial data collection, processing, budgeting, reporting and analytical support for the Retail Operations Project Management Department. This role will focus on managing all financial requirements related to Store Projects, including invoice processing, retailer billings, vendor assessments, monthly accruals, monthly financial and performance reporting. Expectations for this role is to be able to accurately and efficiently process, analyze and record vast amounts of financial data, in addition to being able to communicate effectively to stakeholders across the enterprise in a concise manner.

What You'll Do
  • Manage Store Projects Revenue ($28M) and Expense ($21M) for 300+ projects annually
  • Prepare, analyze and report monthly results and key metrics compared to budget and prior year
  • Support the annual budget and monthly projection processes for Store Projects
  • Identify and drive recommendations for process improvements to drive performance efficiencies
  • Ad-hoc analysis as needed
Who You Are

A highly motivated individual with strong Excel and analytical skills, and a high attention to detail. You enjoy collaborating with various stakeholders across the organization to analyze data and create tools to drive program and process efficiencies.

Required Skills
  • 3 - 5 years retail experience in a financial, accounting or business analytics background
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Working knowledge of SAP & BPC/EPM and Microsoft Office Suite, specifically strong Excel skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, investigate and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and open to coaching
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to work horizontally and vertically across an organization of diverse teams and leadership styles
  • Results oriented with proven track record of accomplishments
Why Ace?

From the start of your Ace Hardware career, you'll appreciate why we're known as "The Helpful Place." Helpful means living the Ace values: winning, excellence, love, integrity, gratitude, humility, and teamwork. Helpful is the key to our success and is ingrained in everything we do. We are stronger together and work as ONE to be the helpful place across our communities, retail stores, retail support centers and corporate offices. Join us and share our passion for making a positive impact on every customer we touch.

At Ace Hardware, we support our retailers and the community at large. We believe our teams are our most important assets and offer work-life balance, promotion from within, and such competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, generous 401(k) contributions, great vacation allocation, holiday pay, and tuition reimbursement. If you're looking for an employer that wants to help you live your best life, apply with Ace today.

We want to hear from you!
When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.

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