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JOB OVERVIEW:

The Financial Analyst is responsible for forecasting, analyzing, and financial modeling in support of business objectives. In this role, the Financial Analyst is also responsible for developing proactive solutions and communicating potential impact on the overall business.

The purpose of the job is to perform financial analysis to support the marketing strategy for LongHorn Steakhouse through partnership with Brand marketing to maintain tracking of the marketing budget, set up sound tests of new items or merchandising, and clearly communicate results. Additionally, the role will forecast, analyze and report business performance in an accurate and objective manner.


Flexible work arrangements offered, such as flexible start & end times and remote work options 1-2 days each week as business needs allow.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

- Model and evaluate financial impact of menu item and merchandising changes

- Perform timely and accurate tracking of marketing budget spend

- Partner with Marketing to develop clear understanding of the budget and changes versus plan and prior period

- Maintain active and simple communication with key business partners

- Prepares and coordinates various weekly, monthly and/or year-end analyses, reports and financial reports for management review

- Participates in meetings providing analysis that recognizes both successes and opportunities in the area

- Identifies and communicates emerging trends and their impact so action is prioritized appropriately

- Learn advanced analytical techniques, model building and business communication

- Increase the efficiency/effectiveness of reporting through: streamlining, removing, simplifying and/or automating.


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

- Strong knowledge of Excel

- Sound analytical skill, initiative and flexibility when analyzing results

- Project management experience


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

- Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting, Finance or related field)


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

- Proven experience with analyzing, prioritizing, and solving problems effectively

- Strong verbal and written communications skills

- Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills

- Strong organizational skills and excellent follow through

- Professional curiosity and initiative

- Ability to carry out projects with minimal supervision

-Understand and independently perform fundamental analytical technique

-Learn advanced analytical technique

-Proactively streamline and automate process


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

- MBA, CPA or related advanced degree

- Knowledge of statistics, corporate finance and/or accounting

- Knowledge of HFM, Oracle, MicroStrategy BI, OneStream or similar financial systems

- Self-starter willing to promote change when necessary

- Understand analytical tools: Alteryx and SQL.

-Drive results through analysis

-Self-starter willing to promote change when necessary