Sr Financial Analyst
Acuity Brands Lighting - Conyers, GA

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Prepare the financial planning, reporting, forecasting, closing and day-to-day analysis for Acuity Brands Lighting. Provide financial support for financial projections, reporting and analysis. Generate annual planning process for Acuity while assisting business unit VP's in developing and finalizing forecast. Develop presentation packages for senior management.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Preparing the financial reporting, closing, forecasting and analysis for each of the different Acuity business unit VP's on a monthly basis to compare numbers versus our plan, forecast and prior year and to report and present any variances (+/-) for each of the scenarios. Comparisons are also done for quarter, year-to-date and total year. Analyze operational results for variances of actual to plan and prior year for P&L and balance sheet accounts and provide financial narratives summarizing significant deltas.

Provide financial support to the business unit VP's including financial projections, financial reporting, analysis and presentations. Update forecasts monthly to reflect latest thinking and forecast 18 months rolling forward. Provide and present monthly, quarterly, YTD and total year analysis.

Generate annual planning process for Acuity including assisting business unit VP's in developing and finalizing forecasts for financial schedules while developing presentations for senior management. Concur with each of the functional VP's and forecast the end of the current fiscal year as well as the next fiscal year in the annual planning process.

Generate and include in the planning process financial analyses illustrating the financial impact associated with potential new product and cost reduction initiatives. Analysis includes validating and verifying sales and cost of sales assumptions from business unit VP's and examining financial data and models. Calculate ROI analysis to verify if projects meet the Acuity hurdle rate to proceed forward for capital spending.

Develop ad hoc scenarios and analysis as needed. Generate financial reports and operation tools and analysis for different scenarios as they arise.

The development of standard customer-validated financial reporting packages.

The development of standard work for closing, reporting and forecasting.


- 2 to 4 years plus the education listed below.

- Understanding P&L's, balance sheets and other financial analyses to make sound decisions for reporting or presentations for management. Past experiences with public and private accounting/finance companies/firms. Ability to use Microsoft Work, Excel, Access and PowerPoint in addition to learning new software as needed.

Educational Background - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Physical Requirements - Greater than 60% of position time spent operating a computer.

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