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Senior Financial Analyst - Key Accounts
TX - Dallas

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America
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Enjoy a positive culture and growth-oriented environment at a mission-driven company

If you have strong skills in financial analysis along with customer-facing skills and attention to detail, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Support two large, important accounts in a highly visible role; over time you may expand your role to work with other accounts and have other cross-training opportunities. Quick question for you - click here
  • Expand your experience working with complex accounts, and learning new skills; for example, if you don't have budgeting and forecasting experience, you'll acquire it here. Once you've proven yourself, you'll enjoy a strong degree of autonomy.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance. In fact, the position is open because the incumbent is pursuing a new opportunity within Essilor.
  • Come on board at an exciting and dynamic time. Our 2018 merger with Luxottica has given us an unmatched global footprint in the eyewear industry, and is driving positive change.
  • Join an organization with an employee-friendly culture that is driven by a threefold mission: Improving lives by improving sight, Innovating for better vision, and Reaching the 2.7 billion underserved.
Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 10,000 people and operates the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S. Essilor of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, and other brands, and our products are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor has been on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies every year since 2010, and we ranked #62 out of 700 corporations awarded the title "Diversity Leader 2020" by the Financial Times.
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Grow Your Skills and Career Options as You Support Important Accounts at a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Senior Financial Analyst, Key Accounts opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Finance or another directly relevant discipline. An MBA is a plus. Quick question for you - click here
  • 3 to 5 years of financial analysis experience.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Excellent functional skills in business reporting software such as Oracle, SAP, Qlik, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.
  • Experience in customer-facing roles.
  • Professional history demonstrating ambition and growth through progressive responsibility.
  • Experience with budgeting and forecasting is a plus.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • A customer-first orientation with a drive for results.
  • A team player approach and the ability to work with people within and outside of the finance department.
  • Self-motivation and eagerness to learn and grow.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
Initially, you will come into the office as necessary for onboarding and training, but for the most part, you will work from home. We follow appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of all employees. We are waiting on more information before finalizing our return-to-work policies. You also should be willing to travel (once it is safe) and work overtime as necessary.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Manager, Business Analysis, you be responsible for the development of long-term customer partnerships through financial modeling and analysis of Key Account opportunities. This will include supporting the Key Account executive team through the management of opportunity pipelines with adherence to defined due diligence processes, and utilizing sound financial criteria and metrics. You'll align with field sales management and account managers to ensure that Key Account growth goals are achieved.

The accounts you will support are very large, private-equity-owned organizations that are somewhat unique in our industry. There are complexities in these accounts involving customized processes, and you will have occasion to work outside defined parameters and recommend changes and addenda. You'll interact regularly with customers, Account Managers, Marketing, VPs overseeing these accounts. On occasion, you may interact with the CFO and CEO.

To give you a sampling of specific activities, your responsibilities will fall into four main areas. In the area of customer development / acquisition / retention financial modeling, you will:
  • Handle cross-functional process coordination with timeline management and progress tracking for Key Account opportunities.
  • Work directly with field sales management to identify potential partnerships from initial information gathering.
  • Develop and revise financial analysis proforma modeling specific to a customer’s business needs while maintaining financial metrics and performance expectations.
  • And more.
With regard to monthly performance reporting, you will:
  • Develop and maintain monthly performance reporting for all Key Account activities. Quick question for you - click here
  • Create variance analyses comparing actual results to contractual expectations and prior year history to identify outlying performance behaviors and customers that require field sales attention.
  • Develop and maintain monthly Rx analysis reporting for Key Accounts.
  • And more.
In budget and forecasting, you will:
  • Assist the business unit's Management Team and the Finance Team to produce an annual budget and monthly forecast for their business units.
  • Produce annual budget with input from top management and operations.
  • Produce forecast in conjunction with the EOA annual forecast process.
In the area of Ad Hoc / Special Projects, you will:
  • Support the VP Key Accounts and Director Finance BA as requested for special projects related to sales growth, profit improvement, systems enhancement or any other business needs.
  • Work with the Finance organization as needed throughout the forecasting and budgeting process.
  • Identify opportunities to increase sales opportunities and profitability throughout the organization.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
We are looking for a professional with the bandwidth to grow along with the team and the company. Other companies may pigeonhole employees, but we are proactive about providing opportunities to gain exposure to and pursue opportunities in multiple areas, including finance, operations and others.

Great environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, sharp and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial and fresh, backed by 170 years of success. You'll also be part of the global talent organization.

Truly living our values
At Essilor, we believe everyone deserves to see life and all its detail with the best vision possible. That's why, in addition to designing, manufacturing and distributing quality vision care solutions worldwide, we invest in raising awareness of the importance of good vision, support eyecare professionals, invent new technologies and products, and support philanthropic initiatives. We also are committed to robust standards for environmental sustainability. These are just a couple of reasons we were one of the 52 companies named to Fortune magazine's 2019 Change the World list.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus potential, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive training through Essilor University; lens and frame benefits for you and your family; an employee stock purchase plan with company match; and more.

Video: As part of the #DifferenceMakers campaign, Essilor chose four eyecare professionals and three Essilor employees to participate in a mission trip to Southeast Asia in March 2019.
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Road to Success
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Your technical and analytical skills will be essential, but just as important will be the interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers as well as people in multiple areas of the organization. You should not be shy about asking questions -- as long as you are positive and in earnest, you will find people happy to help. If you're the person we're looking for, you see the opportunity here to build a network spanning several departments.

The pace here is fast and change happens frequently at Essilor. Those who excel here truly enjoy the dynamic environment and remain agile and able to pivot. You also should be highly organized and able to multitask. In addition, to be an outstanding Senior Financial Analyst, Key Accounts, you will:
  • Bring the drive and motivation to go above and beyond.
  • Combine analytical skills with creativity in solving problems.
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Develop and leverage the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve processes and efficiencies.
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Essilor of America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at rachael.powell@essilorusa.com.