Senior Financial Analyst, G&a Consolidations

McDonalds
Full Time IL McDonald's, 600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
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Overview

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

About the Department:

Based out of our headquarters in the West Loop of Chicago, U.S. Finance is comprised of several teams of professionals that oversee all internal financial planning and analysis activity, economic policy and franchisee financial support for McDonald's USA, LLC. The various groups within the department work together to provide in-depth financial reporting for both the Company and its franchisees, preserve the internal control environment, and plan for the various business unit's capital, G&A and operating income goals. In addition, teams provide economic analysis on new business introductions such as menu, equipment, and operating procedures and manage the investment portfolio for assets related to Company owned restaurants.

About the Opportunity:

The U.S. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team specifically provides financial management, planning/budget support, and actionable reporting to Senior Management and multiple U.S. departments. The team interacts closely with the U.S. CFO and U.S. Controller for all U.S. financial results, projections and plan achievement. As part of the FP&A team within US Finance, the G&A Management team provides financial reporting, analysis, systems support, monitoring of controls and consulting services specific to the Company’s general and administrative expenses. This specific role within the G&A team offers an individual the opportunity to utilize and develop skills in the areas of project management, analytics, communication, technology and financial systems, and building key relationships. The individual will develop a strong understanding of the U.S. business and participate in efforts to drive efficiencies across the U.S. business.

Key Customers include:

  • US Finance Leadership
  • US Home Office Functional Departments - budget owners and leadership
  • Corporate Controller Group
  • Internal Audit
  • Global Business Services
  • Financial Systems Team

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the finance business partner for select functional G&A budgets.
  • Provide monthly review, monitoring, and identification of G&A trends for specific functions.
  • Collaborate with a variety of U.S. and Corporate teams to perform G&A projections and create annual plans.
  • Proactively identify and implement efficiencies within financial processes.
  • Own the fleet process from a G&A standpoint.
  • Consolidate SOX disclosures and sub-certifications for the U.S., including SOX monitoring of accruals
  • Assist with various special projects and ad-hoc requests/reporting as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 3+ years of Finance/Accounting experience
  • Exceptional analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities and to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written, to interact with all customers and levels
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment and to also work independently
  • Someone who takes initiative and is creative in finding efficiencies
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and data management skills
  • Ability to quickly learn other software applications necessary to complete daily tasks
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