Sr FPA Analyst - 33156 in Westchester, IL at Follett

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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Job Description

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.

We offer a challenging career opportunity as Sr. FP&A Analyst. This position within the Finance division is responsible for supporting the organization related to financial planning processes including budgeting, forecasting, reporting and strategic analysis. Position plays a leading role in preparing financial plans and business decision support for a $2B international retail operation.


•Supports the coordination of the annual budget process for 900+ store retail operation, including reviewing and analyzing submitted budgets and providing suggestions for improvement where needed.

•Analyzes financial performance, prepares monthly forecasts and presents recommendations to business unit operators.

•Prepares monthly financial reporting package for the division, providing detailed business explanations behind variances against forecast, budget and prior year for Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows.

•Tracks key performance indicators and provides analysis to support business decisions.

• Leads ad hoc analytical projects as required with focus on meeting deadlines and providing communication to management.

• Provides support to Senior Management including financial presentation and analysis.

• Develops, reviews and presents capital requests, including evaluating the business case along with a financial analysis of payback, NPV and IRR.

• Trains and orients new employees and department interns. 

In return for your expertise in these critical areas, Follett Corporation offers you the opportunity to showcase your skill set with a leadership that values, recognizes, and rewards talent.

                                  ~We Look Forward to Working with You!~


Job Requirements

Key Requirements include:
  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of experience in finance.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and ERP systems, Hyperion experience preferred.
  • Large company experience ($500M+) required.
  • Exceptional communication, analytical, leadership, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated relationship building with peers and customers.
  • 3+ years experience in reporting, forecasting & budgeting.