Financial Analyst II
Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Clifton Park
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Primary Location: 730 Route 68, Clifton Park, NY, US
Division: Cox Automotive
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 216
The Financial Analyst II will report to the Senior Manager, Finance
and be responsible for supporting the leadership and direction of
the financial activities of the assigned Manheim Auctions. The
Financial Analyst II is a key business partner for the Senior
Manager, Finance as well as the Auction Leadership. The Financial
Analyst II will be a key liaison with the Center of Excellence as
well as other functional business areas.
The Financial Analyst II will support the Senior Manager in overall
financial management of the assigned locations to include financial
analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, as well as strategic
initiatives and business case development. The role will engage
proactively with key operators to anticipate business issues and
assist in providing financial support for business decisions.
A focus on continuous improvement including the enhancement of
Finance processes and procedures is essential to success in this
position. This includes partnering across the broader finance
organization and with key business stakeholders to optimize
upstream and downstream processes and integrate improvements into
operating plans and goals. Ongoing individual development within
the finance organization is another critical success factor
including the ability to transform and adapt the organization to
the Companys shifting business model and strategies.
- Support preparation and review of consolidated monthly and
annual financial results.
- Assist with development of management presentations for Auction
and Regional leadership.
- Build and maintain relationships with functional business areas
including Marketing, Credit & Collections, Operations, and other
Auction Administrative functions to promote collaboration.
- Perform ad-hoc analysis and develop financial models and
business cases to identify operational efficiencies and support new
- Analyze trends and key variances to plans and partner with
Senior Manager and Auction leadership to support improvement
- Assist in the preparation, review, and presentation of monthly
forecasts and annual budgets.
- Assist in development of driver-based models to support
- Collaborate with internal customers and peers in developing
reporting tools which appropriately solve the needs of the business
and provide strategic support. LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT:
- Remain current on best practices and trends relevant to finance
and related technologies.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with
stakeholders at operating locations, and key corporate
stakeholders, ensuring that they understand and value the services
provided by the Finance team and respond to feedback regarding
opportunities for improvement.
- Partner with key stakeholders across Cox Automotive to ensure
appropriate service levels are being provided.
- Complete special projects and prepare ad hoc reports as
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as
- Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job.
(Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections
will be considered.)
- Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting preferred or an
equivalent combination of education and work experience in a
- 3+ years of business experience, with a strong focus in
financial planning (budget/ forecast), financial analysis and
business case modeling.
- Experience working cross-functionally and building
relationships within all levels of the organization.
- Detail-oriented, organized and possess strong problem-solving
skills with the ability to apply judgement and make decisions under
the direction of management.
- Advanced MS Excel skills preferred, including logical and
reference formulas, financial functions, use of pivot tables, best
practice in financial model structure/design, assumption toggling,
charting/graphing, and formatting for presentations.
- Experience with Hyperion Planning and Hyperion
Reporting/Essbase is a strong plus.
- Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal,
analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Self-starter with flexibility and willingness to balance
changing priorities and ability to work under tight deadlines.
Experienced in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating ones own
- MS PowerPoint skills preferred, with an emphasis on effective,
professional presentation design/formatting.
- Potential for 25%+ travel, as the business requires Who We
About Cox Automotive
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of
every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation,
client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and
owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more
than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the
best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry
forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer
brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are
creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like
Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark
since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying
true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for
growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary
divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a
new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse
broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive
transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.
Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare
to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next
generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our
leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are
today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose
that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance
(medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid
days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness
days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be
offered, visit our benefits page .
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified
applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment
without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or
creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy),
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental
disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity,
citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox
provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified
applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations
would cause an undue hardship.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:
Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally
engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our
applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or
send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or
charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
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