Sr Financial Analyst

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Job ID: 75472BR
Category: Finance
Work Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posted Date: September 16, 2017

Job Overview: Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Sr. Financial Analyst in the Supply Chain finance group located in Sugar Land. Sr. Financial Analyst will be a key finance partner for the NA logistics management team and will be responsible to provide financial visibility to help logistics management make strategic decisions to improve efficiency and business profitability. This is a highly visible role and will be a great opportunity to join a large growing company with significant opportunity to make an impact on the organization’s financial results. This role will be based in Sugar Land and reports to Sr. Finance Manager and dotted line to Director of Field Operations in US Onshore

Location Information: This position will be located in Sugar Land, Texas.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis for NA logistics spend > $150mm in annual spend
  • Manage key reports and operations metrics such as spend trends, volumes, assets with actionable commentary to help management understand the financial results and actions to manage spend
  • Analyze monthly results to identify operational and business drivers that impact departmental spend
  • Develop strong partnership with logistics management team and be a key finance partner on various optimization projects to help quantify business impact
  • Responsible for annual budget and forecasting and reporting monthly spend, volume and explain variances to senior management during month end close
  • Serve as finance representative for Lean Six Sigma projects within NA logistics space
  • Perform periodic reviews of fixed asset register (> $50mm in total net book value) and work with equipment managers to understand the financial impact of asset movements within the logistics organization
  • Review and analyze large vendor spends (leases, fuel, repair, etc) to recommend appropriate accruals during month end close
  • Conducts quarterly freight rate analysis used by commercial finance teams for analyzing customer contracts and margins

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or Business
  • 5+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting with proven experience in financial forecasting and variance analysis
  • SAP and Business Intelligence (BI) experience
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time
  • No Immigration Sponsorship available for this opportunity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/drive financial performance and process improvement.
  • Strong numerical aptitude, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Agile learner, ability to drive results in a dynamic, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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