Essendant is a major provider of workplace essentials, from industrial and automotive products to office supplies, technology and furniture to break-room, cleaning, and facilities maintenance products. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers easy and efficient customer access, and our advanced systems for receiving, stocking, picking, shipping and tracking merchandise enable us to process and ship a customer order within hours of receipt. Our vast inventory is sourced domestically and globally, and expertly managed to meet local market demand. Our focus on continuous improvement results in high ratings for quality and customer satisfaction.
Financial Analyst Deerfield, Illinois
In this essential role, you will support the finance activities within the Operations, Transportation and Inventory Management Shared Services organization with combined shipped sales in excess of $5.8B and total managed costs for the Business & Facility Essentials and Medco/Nestor business units, plus Shared Services of $500+M. This will entail the development of the annual operating plan and the performance of periodic forecasts via working with the Business Unit Planning function. Importantly, you’ll need to provide variance analysis on forecast/budget as compared to actual results. Finally, you will forge continuous improvement efforts within financial processes and tools, incorporating best practices.
To qualify, you should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics, and possess a minimum of two years’ experience (three years preferred) in financial roles, preferably in a large corporate environment. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation (e.g., pivot tables, v-lookup) is a must. Experience using Hyperion, SAP or similar financial software application is preferred.
What makes Essendant such a great place to work? For one, we offer an exciting and challenging environment that encourages independent thinking, problem solving, and personal/professional growth. Secondly, Essendant employees play a huge role in the company's internal structuring—every employee is valued and is heard! Last, but not least, Essendant provides great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and more. And to help support a good work/life balance, we offer the convenience of on-site services such as oil changes, manicures, massages, and soon to come, gym services.
Be a part of our team and unlock your potential for a fabulous career! Send your resume to us for immediate consideration. Please be sure to specify, “Financial Analyst – 37714A” in the subject line.