Manager, Finance Analyst

Full Time
Saint Cloud, MN
Posted Today
Job description
We are EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018 by the combination of Essilor and Luxottica, our Company combines two centuries of innovation and human endeavour to elevate vision care and the consumer experience around it. We are home to the most loved and widely-recognized vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Our proprietary eyewear brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands. Our advanced lens technologies include Varilux, Crizal, Eyezen, Stellest and Transitions. We offer superior shopping and patient experiences with a network of 18,000 stores including world-class retail brands like Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Salmoiraghi & Viganò and GrandVision.

The Senior Manager Finance Analyst will support the highly visible Lab Operation division within Essilor of America. This role supports the Finance organization, Operations VPs and Senior Vice President of Operations. Key activities include performing the month-end close activities, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and modeling in support of business development activities, including new business model evaluation and strategic growth initiatives, analysis of potential business agreement economics, operating expense management/reporting, and M&A model development/integration.

Monthly Closing and Reporting / Budgeting and Forecasting
Develops, maintains, reviews and presents comprehensive and summarized reporting packages to monitor performance
Meets the monthly closing and reporting deadlines in a timely and accurate fashion.
Day 2 Flash Sales, Day 5 Flash Operating Profit, Business Financial Review to be presented to Executive Management.
Manages complex accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting functions and processes.
Increases productivity by developing automated applications, eliminating duplications, coordinating information requirements, and sharing of best practices.
Works with General Ledger and other Shared Services teams on internal and external controls, balance sheet analysis, and other general accounting topics.
Supports annual budgeting process and monthly forecasting process with input from Finance, Lab Channels, Executive Management and Operations.
Ensure alignment with corporate standards in terms of accounting, reporting, internal policies and procedures, including external regulations and SOX requirements.
Work towards the simplification and automation of finance operations.

Business Strategy & Modeling
Performs financial analysis to determine present and future financial performance for new operation models and partner agreements.
Determines financial consequences of alternative methods, plans and strategies.
Performs complex data modeling and financial analysis.
Works on complex problems and develops business cases where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Partners and interacts with cross-functional business leads in assessment of opportunities.
Lead cost optimization initiatives and evaluate returns of automation projects

Develop successful business partnership with Operations Leadership and key partners by setting short and long term financial and operating targets.
Drive the execution of business strategies

Business Analysis & Special Projects
Determines financial position by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.
Improves financial position by analyzing results and variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions
Reconciles transactions by comparing, matching and correcting data.
Provides information to Finance and Operation organization by assembling and summarizing data, preparing reports, making presentations of findings, analysis, and recommendations.
Accomplishes Finance & Lab Operation organization mission by completing related specific projects as needed.
Participates and contributes in systems development and enhancements project for both Finance and the Operation.

Bachelor degree required (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Business Management preferred).

MBA preferred

8+ years’ experience in financial modeling, business case development, or accounting / financial analysis.

A self-motivator, a leader with an intellectual curiosity, eager to learn and grow, able to learn on their own

A team player, must be able to work with people within, and outside of the Finance department

Extremely strong analytic, problem solving and modeling skills required.

Understanding of orientations and business priorities as well as driving the business.

Proven working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint and data analysis tools such as SAP, Essbase, SQL, MSAccess

Effective management skills preferred.

Excellent organizational and strong communication and presentation skills required.

Ability to deal with a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Willing to work overtime when necessary

SAP knowledge is a plus

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