Home Depot Sr. Financial Analyst - Corporate Accounting in Atlanta, Georgia
The Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting position at The Home Depot is a dynamic role with several key responsibilities, including supporting the daily operations of accounting, creating and analyzing monthly financial reports, and implementing process improvements through automation. These responsibilities include month-end e, preparation of account reconciliations, review of irregularities and performance of in-depth analysis through data-driven tools. This individual also plays a vital role in supporting several strategic initiatives as the Company transforms the controllership organization.
KEY ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES
A person who is successful in this role will excel in many or all of the below key areas:
Action Oriented and Drives Results: Identifies new opportunities and areas of improvement. Takes action on tasks and challenges. Has a track record of meeting and often exceeding individual goals even in the presence of obstacles and setbacks. Consistently measures against projected results, making necessary adjustments
Cultivates Innovation: Consistently evaluates for opportunities that will lead to current and future efficiencies/engagement/growth
Manages Ambiguity and Conflicts: Makes significant progress and remains calm and composed even when things are uncertain. Adapts quickly to changing conditions. Addresses conflicts, seeing them as opportunities to grow perspective, gain understanding and collaborate to find a solution
Decision Quality/Critical Thinking: Makes reasonable and timely decisions under difficult and/or urgent circumstances that address root causes of problems. Gathers and analyzes relevant information from several sources and necessary stakeholders. Follows up on results and provides feedback for analysis
Drives Engagement, Collaborates and Is Flexible: Drives to do one’s best, encourages others to do so. Invites input and shares ownership and visibility. Works out tough agreements and settles disputes equitably and respectfully. Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others. Recognizes the need to be flexible by adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
Communicates Effectively: Presents information in a clear, concise, and honest manner. Communicates effectively across different mediums with all stakeholders, both at a peer and senior level. Listens actively
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Support monthly and year-end close processes for assigned areas, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, account analysis, accrual calculations, and other related accounting documents/schedules
Support preparation efforts for monthly financial statements; provide analysis on financial information and accounting transactions
Prepare supporting schedules and documentation for financial statement disclosures on a quarterly basis
Analyze, report, and make comparisons to industry/company benchmarks; determine trends and prepare cost analyses. Gather disparate data from various data sources; analyze and normalize to ensure data integrity for analysis. Effectively prepare data analysis and reports for ad hoc requests. Provide insights through KPIs, metrics and other reporting to drive action
Assist/lead in significant ad-hoc projects including streamlining existing processes, implementing future state accounting technology and tools, and leading accounting workstreams for new business requirements
Regular involvement in process improvement, automation, and related effort
Provide recommendations based on findings and analysis. Provide input on policies and procedures
Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams across the Controllership and Finance organizations
Support with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance: help define requirements for processes and controls; develop and update process documents; identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position typically reports to a Manager
Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.
Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.
Typically considers new approaches within general policies and short-term goals when solving problems.
Typically, once given general assignments, determines priorities and defines what should be done and how to do it.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Under constant pressure to continuously meet tight deadlines, demanding quotas and/or must regularly deal with difficult situations.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 3 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasion
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is preferred
CPA or CPA track
Computer application skills such as Microsoft Office Suite, SAP or other large ERP system, Account Reconciliation tools, Winshuttle, Tableau, etc
Software skills under S4HANA/Blackline/Access/Data Analytics, etc.
Three to five years of experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Oral and written communication skills
Accounting or Finance experience.
Problem solving skills
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.