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Senior Financial Analyst (Hybrid)

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

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Job ID 14742 Category Finance, Accounting & Real Estate Date posted 06/17/2024 Remote On-site Additional Locations Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.

Our talented finance team partners with every area of the business to drive results and provide financial expertise. We are passionate about analyzing and interpreting information to assess performance and provide guidance. Our team serves as a true partner and advisor to all our business leaders; working with them to accelerate the company’s profitability and growth.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives. Analyze complex financial information and provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.
  • Prepare periodic (monthly, weekly, daily) reports on financial performance, ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
  • Assist in the budgeting and forecasting processes for the business unit. Compare actual results to budget and analyze variances.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, and expenditures.
  • Perform special projects as required by management, including the preparation of financial analyses for special business opportunities.
  • Establish relationships with business leaders and partners in merchandising. Be the SME and trusted partner for a variety of finance related topics.
  • Effectively and efficiently convey results and ideas to a senior level audience.
  • Opportunity to own end-to-end processes, take initiative to drive high impact projects, work with high degree of autonomy, and mentor junior analysts

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups, etc.)
  • Experience working with visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI) and data modeling / automation tools (Alteryx, Snowflake, Power Query).
  • Experience with financial modeling and data analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation skills a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Business Unit and Finance partners.
  • Ability to think critically about existing process and identify ways to streamline, automate, and improve.

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in financial planning & analysis (FP&A), corporate finance, investment banking, or related roles.
  • Ability to be present at Framingham headquarter minimum 3 days per week

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MBA or relevant certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is preferred.

We Offer:

  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups
  • Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule
  • Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

At Staples, “inclusion” is an action word. It represents what we do to ensure that all employees feel valued and supported to contribute to their fullest potential. When we operate inclusively, diversity naturally follows. This is why we work hard to foster an inclusive culture, as we seek employees with unique and varied perspectives and areas of expertise. The result is a better workplace and innovative thinking that helps us exceed our customers’ expectations -- through the power of the people behind our iconic brand.

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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