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FP&A Senior Planning Analytics Analyst in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team is responsible for all aspects of budgeting, planning, forecasting and business analytics for ATD. Over the last two years, FP&A has grown tremendously in size and capabilities by establishing dedicated functional and geographic business partnerships across the company. FP&A spans across the following six distinguished teams that optimize the intersections of the organization: i.) Corporate & Technology, ii.) U.S. Field Operations, iii.) Canada (NTD), iv.) Supply Chain & Operations, v.) Merchandising & Category Management and vi.) Finance Analytics.

FP&A drives value creation, risk mitigation and investment analysis across every aspect of North America’s leading tire distribution operator. FP&A drives analytics innovation and creative approaches to the day-to-day experience working on the team, including adopting two new leading technology solutions in the last year alone: i) Anaplan - a new cloud-based enterprise budgeting and planning platform and ii) a self-service business analytics platform.

The FP&A organization at ATD is fast-paced, challenging, highly visible and impactful as we influence both decision-making and communications to senior management, field business leaders and private equity owners. Joining the FP&A team can represent a launching pad into a multitude of roles within ATD Finance or the foundation to transition into an operations role.

Reporting to the FP&A Director - Planning Analytics, the FP&A Senior Planning Analytics Analyst supports the development and maintenance of Analytics capabilities for the ATD Financial Planning & Analysis organization. The FP&A Senior Planning Analytics Analyst will support the design and development of a new dedicated Analytics function for ATD, enabling business partners to utilize data analytics for informed & intelligent decision-making. In the last year, the team has adopted and developed two best-in-class technology solutions: i.) Anaplan, a new cloud-based enterprise budgeting & planning platform and ii.) a self-service business analytics platform. This role is at the forefront of driving digital planning and analytics capabilities to optimize and connect disparate sets of information into unique insights that will drive ATD's ROIC, growth and value creation performance. This role is crucial to supporting the development, tracking and interpretation of data analytics to enhance financial reporting quality, improve profitability and drive success of strategic initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Planning Analytics Management

  • Support the development of rich analytics platforms and analysis across financial & non-financial systems (ERP, BI, CRM, Logistics, Inventory, etc.).
  • Support the development and maintenance of finance and business data mart to enable consistency in business analysis.
  • Assist with the development of BI and User Interface tools (e.g., Power BI & Tableau) to support analysis and presentation of analysis and recommendations by Finance Team.
  • Maintain planning analytics tools and data to provide FP&A and functional business partners the requisite analytical tools, data, information & formats to drive value creation opportunities.
  • Participate in relevant training to increase Anaplan knowledge and expertise to support the buildout of Anaplan EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) technology platform.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to support corporate & functional Finance department personnel in utilizing BI tools.

Process Improvement Management

  • Evaluate current analytics capabilities and lead the continuous improvement of the company’s planning analytics priorities, programs, models, tools, and methods.

Direct Report Position Title(s)

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  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, or related field)
  • Experience: 2-6 years of experience with data analytics


  • Experience in FP&A, investment banking, corporate finance, management consulting, or similar data-driven function
  • Experience with planning and business intelligence applications such as Anaplan, Power BI and Tableau
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience working with large volumes of data and pulling information from multiple data sources for analysis
  • SQL experience

Candidate Skills and Competencies


  • Financial Planning
    • Review departmental budgets for accuracy and process efficiency.
    • Monitor the departmental budgeting processes to ensure each department is on track for submission and operating in a manner that will achieve the set financial goals.
    • Assess inconsistencies in the actual and budgeted spending and identify proactive programs to prevent them. 
    • Review budget spending patterns to support financial resource management forecasting and the development of projected financial statements, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets. 
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of metrics.
    • Select relevant and insightful metrics.
    • Able to identify patterns, predict data outcomes and use information to shape programs and affect all business units.
    • Employ evidence-based decision-making, and support key decisions with data.
    • Evaluate existing technology and advocate for investments in new technology to meet data requirements.
    • Incorporate data and insights from multiple sources to tell a meaningful story and share actionable recommendations.
  • Management Accounting
    • Assist in the analysis of internal performance related to profitability and performance.
    • Exhibit knowledge of the organization's performance measurements, responsibility centers, and the objectives of different responsibility centers.
    • Create basic management information reports.
    • Aggregate competitor financial information to assist in benchmarking the organization's performance.    
    • Support the analysis of internal financial statements, specifically focusing on the key performance indicators (KPIs) or ratios for the industry.
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance
    • Assist in the continuous development of the organization's policies.
    • Analyze the impact of changes to organizational finance policies.
    • Encourage others to comply with all organizational regulations, policies, and processes.

Professional Skills

  • Advanced Excel modeling and data analytics capabilities.
  • Adept at managing large data sets across multiple technology sources.
  • Quantitative methods/analytics skills (e.g., predictive, Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis).

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Minimal travel expected (seasonal).

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R08244