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Sr. Business/Data/Financial Analyst

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

Do you love numbers and finding the story in the numbers? Does the thought of tackling a complex data issue make you smile? Have you got a knack for solving problems? If you have answered “yes” to these questions, our Senior Financial Analyst position may be the right fit for you.


As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will support executives and other senior management by being an active participant in business strategy discussions with them, understanding key drivers of financial success, listening to problems and synthesizing them into solvable analytics problems, and bringing actionable solutions that are based on the numbers. You’ll have experience with client presentations, data modelling, automating dashboards, and predictive analytics. Intellectual curiosity, ownership, and detail-orientation are foundational for your success.

  • Lead the design and implementation of an effective, efficient financial reporting process that meets all stakeholder requirements and proactively identifies, monitors and resolves business issues
  • Evaluate financial results, summarize key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate critical updates all in the course of preparing monthly and quarterly reporting to senior leadership
  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan, forecast and prior year
  • Provide effective and timely financial information, thoughtful business insights/analytics and business performance evaluations to ensure that business leaders are effective in creating and executing the strategic and operating plan
  • Gather, compile, analyze, prepare and summarize data for complex financial projects/subjects such as planning, formulating and conducting financial studies to define performance plans for short and long-range goals
  • Provide thought leadership around cost control, business process improvement and the use of technology to improve analytics
  • Identify and act on opportunities to leverage SAP, Tableau and BI to simplify reporting process
  • Design Tableau dashboards to visualize data and perform rapid analysis of key performance indicators
  • Function as a trusted advisor and business partner to North American Water Heater (NAWH) business leaders.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally and influence key decision makers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated financial budgeting, modeling and analysis skills
  • Effective listening skills, with flexibility in approach to solutions
  • Experience with driving business insight through financial planning and forecasting
  • Strong financial modeling and business acumen
  • Must be a self-starter, be an active participant on teams, and proactively meet with internal or external customers to meet their needs
  • Must be able to manage many projects simultaneously and prioritize workload appropriately
  • Experience working with very large data sets (millions of lines)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required; SAP, Tableau and BI experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA a plus


About Us

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.
We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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