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Sr. Financial Analyst II

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 4/30/2018 2:50:50 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1043282

Position Summary


The Senior Analyst for Financial Planning & Analysis will be a key member of the North American Delivery Finance team dedicated to providing analytical support and business insights for the $10B+ delivery business. This role will have a diverse field of responsibility and work directly with leaders across several business units to help drive deeper understandings of business performance and trends, as well, ensure businesses are performing in line with short and long-term objectives.


To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to establish strong working relationships with peers and leaders that result in open, active lines of communication.  The successful candidate will take a pro-active approach to interpreting business results and subsequently, share those findings with the goal of influencing and driving business behavior.


Key Business Responsibilities


  • Key role in managing the P&L monthly, including analysis and reporting between our key business segments (Mid-market and Commercial & Enterprise)
  • Forecast and plan key expenses for various delivery business segments
  • Develop budgets for key drivers of the delivery business
  • Analyze and make recommendations on product category profitability across our business segments
  • Help build our monthly business reviews to analyze business performance
  • Help manage and analyze the marketing expense and effectiveness for the Contract business
  • Be adept at manipulating, analyzing and presenting findings around big, complex data sets
  • Collaboratively build monthly forecast
  • Create business unit performance summaries for inclusion in month end reporting / business reviews
  • Partner with leadership to identify key business trends and provide supportive analytics that drive and influence business performance
  • Establish and manage business specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Think analytically, focus on the big picture, and can drill into the detail and disseminate key insights
  • Provide general and ad hoc analytic support to the business units


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field
  • 3-5 years of progressive finance experience
  • Proven ability to takes large complex data sets and turn them into actionable information
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Business Unit, Finance partners, and Senior Leadership
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent attention to detail required
  • Advanced presentation skills for educating internal business partners on emerging
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • MBA or master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience synthesizing complex results into communicable insights.


Additional Information


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


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