• Sr. Financial Analyst

    Job ID 2018-2478
    Job Locations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About BDA
    BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

    We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.

    We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.


    Job Description

    BDA’s Consumer Products Division (CPD) is looking for an experienced professional to partner with business leaders to increase the level of business insights we deliver to internal and external stakeholders and drive financial and operational performance.


    The Sr. Financial Analyst focuses on financial reporting and planning as well as sales analytics and market intelligence to provide sales forecasting and budgeting, analytical insights and business strategies related to the sales of PowerA gaming products. This position provides support to improve the performance of PowerA through constant analysis of inventory metrics, SKU optimization, and syndicated sales data. This position will work cross functionally with finance, sales, marketing, and product development to support strategic initiatives across the business. In addition, this role will provide excellent customer care to retail partners in a timely manner with an emphasis on providing accurate information, effective communication and issue resolution. and drive financial and operational performance. 


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Partner with Executives and the Director of Finance to evaluate and drive business unit performance. Business unit performance includes but is not limited to sales forecast, sales budget, margin analysis, and Opex reporting.
    • Manage monthly financial close, planning, forecasting, and reporting models and their continuous innovation and communicating to leadership
    • Utilize the company’s ERP system, Essbase, OBI (Oracle Business Intelligence), Causometrix, and Excel to create sales, operational and or management financial reports that are clear, accurate and actionable.
    • Perform sales analytics and market intelligence to provide strategic insights on sales, industry trends and predicative analytics via retail and industry data.
      Educate the broader Sales team on retail performance and trends, identify business opportunities, and provide recommendations that shape customer go-to-market strategies
      Work directly with Director of Finance to identify and drive process improvements and cost savings initiatives
    • Partner with sales, marketing, finance, and product development leadership to collaborate on company initiatives and produce ad hoc reports and presentations across strategic and tactical opportunities
      Other specific reporting as needed and special projects as assigned



    Travel: None
    Financial/Budgetary Responsibility: Yes
    Strategic Planning Responsibility: Yes
    Direct Reports: None


    Experience, Education Requirements

    • BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA or CMA preferred
    • 7+ years relevant experience in positions that require senior level business partnering and financial analysis.  CPG industry experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of results
    • Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools, providing solutions based on results of ad hoc analyses to senior management for strategic decision making
    • Experience using Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) or similar systems and Demand Forecasting tools
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to evaluate situations, identify core issues, fact-find, and promote thoughtful business solutions
    • Experience with market research analytics using syndicated data (IRI, Nielsen, NPD)


    Job Skills & Traits

    • Expert MS Excel and PowerPoint skills required.  Power BI skills a plus.
    • Financial modeling including budgeting and forecasting knowledge and experience
    • Strong analytical and organizational abilities
    • Clear effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize workload, multi-task, and to adapt to frequently changing priorities and critical deadliness
    • Detail-oriented with strong reconciliation abilities
    • Ability to work independently and see the big picture while also partnering cross functionally to influence others


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