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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Sr. Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance in Keene, New Hampshire

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

Job Summary

As a Senior Financial Analyst supporting the Commercial Finance team, you will assist in the business support function for assigned region(s) or business units, including planning, reporting and analysis, ensuring adherence to consistent processes. Partner with Region/Business groups' business partners in order to fully understand performance and optimize strategic & tactical decision making throughout the P&L. Based on analysis and business acumen, provide recommendations for improvement of process and profitability.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities


% of Time Spent

• Partner with assigned region or business units to ensure the accurate and timely preparation of annual budgets and forecasts for a) Sales & b) P&L through EBITDA, including:

  • Work with Financial Planning & Analysis to determine timeline and requirements

  • Prepare budget and forecast templates ahead of plan, ensure Region/business groups personnel understand requirements and assumptions

  • Assist in process to ensure completion of templates by Region/business groups; prepopulate and review with them for business rationale

  • Lead deployment of required plan changes and provide analyses of final budget/FC

  • Ensure Hyperion planning and reporting environments are correct

  • Assist in the ongoing assessment of template/dependencies for the region/group planning process, implement and communicate changes


• Prepare and present recurring and ad hoc analysis to region/group leadership detailing performance versus targets and prior year. Provide timely insights to key variance drivers and the implications to delivering targets/objectives. Ensure business partners fully understand P&L representation of results.


• Lead discussions on content and frequency of analysis, including KPI’s to provide best basis for decision making. Identify opportunities and assist in preparation of supporting analytics for strategic Commercial Finance projects


• Provide business partnership to assigned regions or business units

  • Ensure frequent points of contact with Region/group team throughout levels of the organization

  • Ensure finance team has full business understanding

  • Take lead in building finance capabilities of business partners through training & education


• Liaise with general accounting to ensure correct representation of Region/Groups

  • Assist in optimization of processes

  • Assist manager in execution of consistent processes and activities across regions, and foster best practices

  • Assist in the development and execution of effective and sustainable controls for Commercial activities, including

  • Ensure appropriate segregation of duties

  • Carry out ongoing assessment of controls effectiveness and compliance

  • Assist in the assessment of Hyperion (financial reporting and planning) system usage ongoing in order to automate and standardize tasks, and optimize associated processes

  • Ensure financial systems deliver reporting, analysis requirements of Commercial finance group and its customers

  • Play a lead role in process to identify, develop & implement changes as necessary


Work Environment

Your selection will be based on working more than 50% of the time in that environment

Physical Environment



Office Temperature (65F to 75F)

Noise Level

Low Noise


Travel Required: No

Work Complexity - IC

Has working knowledge and experience in own discipline and continues to build knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Tasks are non-sequential, performed in parallel, and in services to event, schedule, or project timelines. Work is sometimes standardized and sometimes non-standardized. There is no responsibility for budget, revenue, and/or expenditures, or for resolving ambiguous or newly emerging issues. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction with occasional checks while work is in progress. Work is reviewed upon completion.

Position Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree

Accounting Finance

Years of Experience

5-7 applicable experience, including understanding key accounting principles

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrated proficiency in Excel; experience with financial systems and software (e.g. GL package, Financial reporting system) preferred

Special Skills

•Working knowledge and/or experience in discipline • Ability to build knowledge of organization, processes and customers •Willingness to be flexible, comfortable with ambiguity •Strong communication skills, including professional verbal and written communication skills • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications •Strong proficiency with Excel preferred •Experience with SQL preferred •Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize• Ability to gather data, determine requirements and conduct analysis




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