Quick Question:

Do you have a minimum 3-5 years of experience in financial reporting & analysis?
Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Proficient with Excel and related tools – both visualization and analysis related.
Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Supported IT business units and strong understanding of IT terminology as it relates to the needs of business analytics.
Financial Analyst III
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 industry leader

If you are a strong business analyst with self-motivation and a desire to learn and grow, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact as part of the corporate Shared Service Business Insights & Analysis Team, providing our IT department with valuable insights and information. If you have strong experience with SAP, you also can make your mark supporting the team's migration to that system. 
  • Expand your experience; we rotate assignments to promote cross-training and provide broad exposure.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance within the Analysis Team or into other functional areas.
  • 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 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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Build a Progressive Career Home in a High-Impact Corporate Role 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 Financial Analyst III opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance; an MBA is a plus.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in financial reporting & analysis.
  • Strong skills in the development of presentation tools/dashboards.
  • Proficiency with Excel and related tools, including both analysis and data visualization. 
  • Financial systems experience, preferably with Oracle, Hyperion, OBIEE and/or SAP. 
  • Effective skills in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting rules.
  • Experience providing IT / Technology functional financial support is a strong plus. 
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Self-motivation and the drive to learn and take on various responsibilities.
  • An analytical mindset and a drive to provide analytical based insights and recommendations.
  • A team player approach with the ability to work with people within and outside of the finance department.
  • The ability to learn quickly and understand the business in a short time frame.
  • Assertive communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
  • Solid multi-tasking skills.
We'll look to you to be flexible about working overtime, such as during month-end close. Currently we are working remotely. While return-to-work plans are not yet finalized, you should expect to come into the office once it is safe to do so, possibly in a hybrid remote/onsite model.
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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, Financial Analysis, you will join a growing team that includes other financial analysts and support resources. You'll interface directly with assigned Shared Service cost center managers (in IT) as part of the Shared Service Business Insights & Analysis Team, which supports Marketing, IT, HR, General Services, Customer Development Group, Data Governance Office, CFO, Legal, Tax and other functional departments. 

You'll provide Financial planning & analysis support primarily focused on cost management support, budgeting, monthly financial close, capital project tracking, financial results reporting, and analyzing data to identify areas of risk /cost savings opportunities. In addition, you will interface with and coordinate support across the Shared Service Finance team. This position also will have a special emphasis on reporting/visual presentations development across the Shared Service BA team.

Your responsibilities will fall into six main areas. In the area of reporting and analysis, you will develop and improve reports for use across the EOA Shared Service team for consolidated and by-department reporting and analysis. This will include identifying KPIs and other metrics for Shared Services to represent the performance over time. Consolidated reporting primarily targets communication of key OpEx drivers within the financial executive community. Department reporting targets key cost management information to functional executives/managers providing timely insights into monitoring and controlling expenses.

Additional monthly reporting will include reconciling key balance sheet accounts, researching key variances and providing fluctuation explanations. Through these processes, you'll be expected to develop an expertise in spend patterns – making recommendations to finance and cost center managers with regards to spend risks as well as savings opportunities.

Regarding month-end close, you will:
  • Prepare capitalization journal entries as applicable.
  • Prepare recurring JEs (limited) as applicable.
  • Review preliminary financial results and process adjustments as needed (journal entries – reclasses and accruals) to accurately represent monthly financial results.
  • Prepare departmental P&Ls / cost center spend reports.
With regard to monthly financial reviews, you will lead communications with departmental executives and managers, adding insight and details as beneficial. You'll bring to light to areas impacting financial results, or other areas in need of attention and offer potential solution(s) or action item(s) to address.

In the area of budget and forecasting, you'll coordinate development of the annual budget and periodic forecasting cycles, including:
  • Gathering historical financial data and providing recommendations/direction based on trends and enterprise initiatives.
  • Leading departmental managers though their budgeting steps, meeting budgeting calendar deadlines.
  • Supporting department managers in order to determine strategies and departmental costs for the balance of the current year and for the upcoming year.
Ad-hoc support will include:
  • Providing reporting on an as-needed basis using various reporting tools, including Oracle, Hyperion, and OBIEE applications.
  • Supporting capitalization setup and tracking as needed.
  • Forming a supportive working relationship with department managers, serving as the go-to resource for all financial related needs.
Special Projects. Consistent with all positions in this classification, you may be assigned additional projects, tasks and/or duties beyond what is outlined here as needs arise.
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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.

Well-positioned team for exposure and opportunities
Historically we have seen strong performers who:
  • Leverage their passion for cost control to move up within the Business Insights & Analysis Team.
  • Discover new areas of interest and become an FP&A resource in specific departments.
  • Take their FP&A skills into sales and other commercial and customer-facing areas.
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 people in multiple areas, particularly in the cost centers assigned to you. You should be proactive about establishing yourself as a valuable partner to cost center leaders. Rather than taking orders, you should demonstrate initiative in exploring opportunities to improve cost structures. While you don't need to be an IT professional, you should be able to quickly understand IT terms and concepts.

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 Financial Analyst III, you will:
  • Combine analytical skills with creativity in solving problems.
  • Bring the drive and motivation to go above and beyond.
  • 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 carolyn.currie@essilorusa.com.