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Sr. Financial Analyst

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 143665 

 

PURPOSE:

Perform financial analysis to measure the profitability of existing or prospective business activities and make recommendations on allocating capital. Applicants should be comfortable taking ownership of open-ended projects, working with cross-functional teams, and communicating the appropriate level of detail to management.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take ownership of financial analysis projects, coordinating with cross-functional teams to complete projects within timeframes communicated to management
  • Work with cross-functional teams to measure the profitability of existing or prospective business activities, developing and communicating requirements for new reporting to development teams as needed
  • Throughout the course of analysis, identify important financial trends, and provide recommendations to management on optimizing current or prospective business activities
  • Organize and report on large data sets using Excel and other tools, as necessitated by project goals
  • Work with vendors and 3rd parties to evaluate the financial implications of new agreements or service arrangements, and/or the accuracy of 3rd party cost or savings estimates
  • Work to improve and formalize multi-year financial forecasting models for the Love’s family of companies
  • Identify important information contained in the public financial statements and earnings calls of peers, strategic customers, or strategic suppliers
  • Develop pro-forma financial valuation models for prospective projects or acquisitions
  • Perform due diligence for prospective acquisitions as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; finance, accounting or MIS preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in a finance, accounting, or IT/analyst role with a track record of increasing responsibility
  • Experience leading projects and successfully solving open-ended problems
  • CPA or CFA a plus
  • Previous exposure to, or willingness to learn, basics of SQL a plus

 

SKILLS:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for providing quantitative answers to open-ended questions.  Ability to build consensus on project objectives with cross-functional teams.  Strong time management and project management skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills: if statements, index/match, parsing large sets of irregular data, developing financial models with flexible inputs
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain complex financial analysis to senior management
  • Ability to apply accounting concepts in financial analysis: interpreting public financial statements, using P&Ls to aid in analysis, understanding the impact of differences in cash flows and accruals, etc.
  • Understanding of basic financial concepts: time value of money, methods for measuring financial returns, different ways to represent risk in financial models (discount rates, scenario analysis, etc.), etc.
  • Previous exposure to, or willingness to learn, SQL; for use in communicating reporting requirements, validating data used in analysis, and working with IT to develop new reporting based on project recommendations

Job Function(s): Accounting and Finance 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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