Financial Analyst in Auto Parts Business - Corporate Offices at Pick-n-Pull

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Financial Analyst reports to the Director of Business Planning and Analytics and will interface with senior leadership in the organization. The primary focus of this position will be supporting the Vehicle Purchasing team, working as a business partner to maximize financial performance in this area of the business. The Finance Analyst will be responsible for data mining, ad–hoc analysis, financial modelling to support operations, research and extensive data analysis.

The Financial Analyst must possess knowledge of ad-hoc reporting through advanced Excel work, SalesForce, Access Databases, SQL Server, Oracle Business Intelligence, large data extracts through ODBC connections, and ability to pick up new data structures quickly. This position will work with large amounts of “Big Data,” so comfort with data is essential for success. Along with the reporting/data responsibilities, this individual must be able to communicate effectively with operations in determining reporting needs and standardization.

Essential Functions

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Learn the operations, commercial and financial aspects of the business to be able to pull relevant data to optimize performance.
  • Become completely conversant with all technical/operational aspects of the reporting systems within an accelerated timeframe.
  • Understand and identify more efficient work processes, working closely with the VP of Vehicle Purchasing and other business leaders.
  • Function as project leader to manage a broad range of adhoc projects.
  • Act as single point of contact for all Vehicle reporting related inquiries from the business.
  • Provide documentation (where needed) for training , modifications, and solutions in regards to the reports developed.
  • Support all departments interacting with the reporting systems: Operations, Commercial, and Accounting.
  • Participate in cross functional and cross divisional teams; develop strong interpersonal relationships and resolve issues jointly.
  • Develop custom ad-hoc reporting from the different operational databases through Excel, Access, SalesForce. SQL and Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Excel and excellent oral and written skills to be successful in this role. Must be able to tell a story with the data.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Director of Business Planning and Analytics, VP Vehicle Purchasing, COO, Sales, Executive Management, IT, and Finance/Accounting employees. Communicates via face-to-face, telephone, and electronic interaction.


  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong communications skills. Must be able to “Tell the Story” with data, and present to all levels of the organization.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Able to learn through training, experimentation in test environments and shadowing personnel.
  • Must have organizational skills, analytical skills and research skills in resolving, at times, complex problems.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.