Cost Analyst in Charlotte, NC at Sonic Automotive.

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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    4401 Colwick Road
    Charlotte, NC
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Job Description

You're serious about your career, and rest assured you've come to the right place.  At a Sonic Automotive family dealership, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100 dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

This Cost Analyst is responsible for performing advanced operational and financial analysis, while building partnerships throughout the organization.
Specifically, the Cost Analyst will primarily help business leaders in the Treasury and Facilities area understand the impact of capital expenditures on cash flow with analysis of year over year spend, variance to budget, and variance to forecast reporting.  The Cost Analyst will independently gather data and build models and dashboards to communicate key metrics to business leaders.  In addition, the role will provide assistance in the Treasury department as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a blend of analytical ability and interpersonal skills such that their curiosity for the business will enable them to present a compelling story that underlies the numbers. This position will work with and be very visible to Director and VP levels.  Analytics and data will be used to support business decisions throughout the organization.
This position reports to the Assistant Treasurer but will have direct contact and take direction from the Manager of Treasury and Finance and the VP of Facility Development.

•         Analysis of Capital Expenditures

•         Develop daily and monthly operational reporting

•         Have a curiosity for the business; understand the “why” behind the analysis

•         Budgeting and forecasting activities

•         Ad hoc analysis

•         Stay abreast of industry trends and events and how they relate to the business
The Ideal Candidate Should Possess:

•         Two to five years of financial analysis experience

•         Financial modeling in Excel and data-driven operational analysis

•         Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills

•         Strong analytical skills to resolve complex issues with limited supervision

•         Able to multi-task and change focus quickly

•         Well-developed Microsoft Office skills

•         Ability to utilize multiple data systems in analysis and reporting

•         Ability to develop effective relationships and partner with senior team members

•         Bachelors of Science degree in Finance/Accounting or related field

•         Oracle Essbase / HFM, and Micro strategy experience a plus

•         SQL query experience a plus

•         Experience with Excel macros, VBA, Power Pivot and graphing a plus
What Sonic Can Offer:

•         Fast-paced environment where a premium is placed on communication and teamwork

•         Challenging assignments with opportunities for professional growth (interact frequently with Senior Management Team)

•         Commitment to the associate to develop and progress within the organization

•         Minimal travel

•         Predictable hours

•         Fortune 300 company ($9 billion in revenues) that is positioned well for future growth

•         Annual bonus

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