Natural Grocers

  • FP&A - Financial Analyst

    Location US-CO-Lakewood
    Job ID
    12612 W Alameda Pkwy
    Home Office
  • Overview

    The FP&A Financial Analyst will be involved in the budget and forecasting process, marketing analysis, operating plan reviews, and other special projects. This position will provide support to management including preparing presentations, analysis, and other projects requested by management. The Financial Analyst position reports to the Director of FP&A


    • Assist with the facilitation of the annual budget process, monthly and quarterly reforecasts, and work with department heads to determine necessary forecast adjustments and budget needs
    • Work closely with the Accounting Department during close to execute month-end reporting. This includes investigating and reporting variances to budget, latest reforecast and prior year
    • Reconciles actuals to forecast each period, responsible for accuracy of the forecast tracking file
    • Analyzes each dept. financial performance by compiling data and monitoring trends from various data sources
    • Analyze current and future marketing strategies to understand the cost/benefit associated with promotion
    • Provide strong business partnering and financial leadership to the Marketing Team; understand the business issues facing the organization and provide financial recommendations
    • Collaborate with Marketing to understand industry market size and share
    • Take ownership of requirements, including setting deadlines, collecting and analyzing the right data, and effectively communicating key insights
    • Preparation of reporting and presentation materials for delivery to senior level management
    • Evaluate and implement systems and processes, including budgeting, planning, reporting, analytical tools
    • Participate in special projects and ad hoc analysis requests
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director and Manager of FP&A


    Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


    • Bachelor’s degree required; finance/accounting/economics background preferred
    • 2 - 3 years of quantitative and/or financial analysis experience
    • Prior experience with P&L’s and financial modeling is required
    • Proficiency in modeling in-depth analyses from the ground up using Excel
    • Self -driven with ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision in a deadlines-oriented environment
    • Advanced Microsoft Office proficiency, must have advanced Excel skills including:
      • Ability to combine and characterize data from multiple sources
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to properly organize and structure model to efficiently answer the relevant business question
      • Experience using a range of Excel functions (statistical functions, logical functions, pivot, lookup/reference functions, text functions, etc.)
    • Strong oral/written communication skills and excellent analytical skills are essential
    • Must have attention to detail with high standards of accuracy and review
    • Proficiency with SAP and/or other ERP systems
    • Proven ability to build relationships with all levels of the organization and departments


    This job description is not an employment contract.  It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities.  The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice.  Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that may not be listed in this job description.


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