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Title:  Financial Analyst


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24712


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Primary Purpose:
This role is part of our USA Line of Business (LOB) Finance Team and will drive sustainable growth and resource optimization. This role directly supports our Corporate Account team which consists of Univar’s largest customers. You will be responsible for designing and implementing routine financial analysis views/reports and identifying and implementing process improvements across the organization. This role has a direct line to senior commercial leadership and key decision makers. A good analyst has strong curiosity, critical thinking framework, attention to details, strategic mindset and is passionate about translating data to quality insight enabling timely/sound business decisions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze daily/weekly margin reports and monthly financial statements and reports.
  • Build and maintenance a set of Tableau reports to translate data into insight and impact 
  • Track KPIs and understand key business drivers
  • Review PL transactions for data accuracy 
  • Compare anticipated actual results and identify areas of improvement
  • Assist with forecast/budgeting and monthly close processes.
  • Develop financial models through benchmarking and process analysis
  • Evaluate commercial contracts and deals (capex, working capital, people resource) and present risk/ opportunities
  • Performs other related duties/projects as required or requested.


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
•    Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
•    Detail-oriented and able to perform in a high-pressure environment.
•    Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong data acumen. Advanced in Excel. SAP/BW and/or Tableau experience is a plus.  



•    Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or data analysis. Big 4/public accounting experience is a plus. 
•    2+ years of experience in financial planning, analysis, and modeling.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



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