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Senior Financial Analyst – Remote

Acuity Brands

This is a Full-time position in Remote- US posted July 23, 2021.

Location: Remote – US

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.

About this Team

The Finance team at Acuity Brands has an immediate opening for a Senior Financial Analyst. This role will prepare the financial planning, reporting, forecasting, closing, and day-to-day analysis supporting Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution. Provide financial support for financial projections, reporting, and analysis. Generate annual planning process for Acuity while assisting business unit VP’s in developing and finalizing forecast. Develop presentation packages for senior management.

How you will contribute:

  • Develop ad hoc scenarios and analysis as needed. Generate financial reports and operation tools and analysis for different scenarios as they arise.
  • The development of standard customer-validated financial reporting packages.
  • The development of standard work for closing, reporting, and forecasting.
  • Prepare the financial reporting, closing, forecasting, and analysis for the business unit on a monthly basis to compare numbers versus plan, forecast, and prior year and to report and present any variances (+/-) for each of the scenarios.
  • Compare results for the quarter, year-to-date and total year. Analyze operational results for variances of actual to plan and prior year for P&L and balance sheet accounts and provide financial narratives summarizing significant deltas.
  • Provide financial support to the business unit including financial projection, reporting, analysis, and presentations. Update forecasts monthly and for 18 months rolling forward. Present monthly, quarterly, YTD, and total year analysis.
  • Generate annual planning process for Acuity including assisting business unit VP’s in developing and finalizing forecasts for financial schedules while developing presentations for senior management.

How you will contribute

  • Generate financial analyses illustrating the impact associated with potential new product and cost reduction initiatives. Calculate ROI analysis to verify if projects meet the hurdle rate to proceed forward for capital spending.
  • Review and approve authorization of expenditure forms and ensure proper attachments, business cases, and approvers are included as needed.
  • Conduct inventory reporting while understanding variables such as inventory turns, days on hand, order rate, and average daily shipments.

What you will have:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel
  • Experience with OneStream and PowerBI is a plus
  • Financial Analysis
  • Journal Entries
  • Data Mining
  • Forecasting
  • Investment Analysis

What you will have:

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial Systems
  • Team Mindset
  • GAAP Knowledge
  • Personal Leadership
  • Sox Process
  • Achieves Business Results
  • Strategic Focus & Direction

Why Work for Acuity Brands

  • Our Corporate Support team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
  • Our company is a profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will work with highly talented, fun, and collaborative teams
  • We believe in a healthy work/life balance
  • We offer work from home opportunities
  • Benefits program to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are important and we are committed to operating our business with high standards of ESG management

Our company culture Lights the way for you to Be Brilliant, Productive, and Connected

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!

Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands.

We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition.

Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.