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Title:  Financial Analyst - USA FP&A


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions USA
Requisition ID:  10682

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:

The Financial Analyst – USA FP&A supports the financial reporting and analysis requirements for the USA region by providing timely and insightful analysis and helps influence the decision-making process. The role will collaborate with multiple teams, identify key drivers of success, and meet important deadlines while living the mission and values of Univar.  This position reports to the Director – USA FP&A.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting routine variance analysis against plan, forecast and prior period actuals for USA functions and communicate results to function owners
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating plan and monthly forecast process by developing budgeting tools, oversight of USA function plan development and reporting of results of the plan
  • Provide Ad Hoc reports and analysis on both financial and non-financial data on an as needed basis
  • Monitor and report key financial metrics on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of reporting, visualization and analytical solutions (BPC/EPM 10.1, Tableau, Power BI, SAP, etc.)  
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial presentations in PowerPoint and BPC/EPM
  • Work closely with other finance departments on analysis of financial process
  • Ability to be a contributor to implementation and transformation project teams with the ability to hit project deadlines, provide necessary project documentation and communicate valuable insight/information to ensure the success of the project


Decision-Making Authority:

  • Determines activities that are not according to finance compliance and administrative policy and procedure


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant Business, Finance, Accounting and/or IT experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years of report writing/development from multidimensional databases
  • Experience with SAP, BW and BPC/EPM
  • Strong interpersonal skills in coaching and team building with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle diverse and significant workload
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and deadline sensitive
  • Must have demonstrated ability to successfully influence non-financial managers
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and global environment preferred
  • Strong computer skills; Proficient in MS Excel & PowerPoint



Education / Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting from fully accredited four-year institution is required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office and have strong writing/communication skills


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

  • Office environment





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.




Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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