Financial Analyst , II | Atlanta, GA | Papa Johns

Financial Analyst , II

THIS IS A CORPORATE POSITION

SUMMARY

This position provides financial support to the Papa John's North America Restaurants. This support will occur via modeling, budgeting, and analysis. Innovative and adaptive thinking about processes, procedures and results is required. This position will have a full view of the North America Restaurants P&L and will have exposure to senior leadership within the Operations and overall corporation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned

• Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports and analysis

• Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and provide related analytics for North America Restaurants.

• Support team with special projects and ad hoc requests aimed at better understanding and improving sales and profitability.

• Develop new analysis to help drive business performance

• Perform financial analysis i.e., profit/loss accounts and actual vs. budget performance

• Support North America Restaurants store unit economics, cost and margin analysis

• Assist in preparation of annual budgets.

• Participate and assist in preparation of monthly forecast

• Works with General Accounting on monthly journal entries

• Review and follow-up on financial questions from leadership

• Provide recommendations on changes in processes to create greater efficiency, drive revenues and/or lower cost.

• Special projects as assigned

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The below requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPETENCIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions:

Attention to Detail: Follows established guidelines and procedures to ensure accuracy; gets work right despite pressing deadlines; concentrates on routine work details and organizes and maintains a system of records; is alert and aware of surroundings and carefully monitors technical equipment or processes.

Initiative: Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.

Flexibility: Adapts and changes course of action when appropriate; effectively transitions from task to task; deals well with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; maintains objectives amidst shifting priorities.

Commitment to Task: Demonstrates dependability and shows a sense of urgency about getting results; willing to commit the hours it takes to get the job completed; takes responsibility for actions and achieves results; overcomes obstacles.

Critical Thinking: Defines and resolves a situation or problem by analyzing issues involved, weighing options, and evaluating alternatives; maintains objective attitude; approaches situations and problems systematically; uses observation, experience, reflection, and/or reasoning to drive business forward.

Teamwork:  Works cooperatively with others to accomplish business goals and objectives; asks others for their ideas and opinions; supports team’s decisions; contributes to the team’s efforts.

Verbal Communication Skills:  Presents ideas, concepts, and information effectively and clearly through the spoken word; actively listens; communicates comfortably with various audiences; responds effectively to questions.

Written Communications   Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Working knowledge of accounting/financial theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated financial modeling, analytical and research skills.
  • Proficient PC skills and experience with financial applications – Excel, Word, Power Point and Access
  • Working knowledge of budgets helpful. 
  • Advanced Excel skills, including the use of functions and the ability to present detailed information in a concise manner
  • Experience with financial applications (Hyperion Financial Management, Essbase, PeopleSoft Financials, Tableau)

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in financial analysis, reporting and/or budgeting at a corporate level preferred.
  • CPA, CMA, CFM or MBA helpful.
  • Restaurant Industry experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, repetitive use (or motion) of arms and hands, bend and stoop, and lift up to 10 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.