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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • 80000 - 95000

Business Data Analyst

Bell & Associates

Business Data Analyst

Data analysis and report generation experience is at the center of this role. The ideal candidate for this position will be a self-starter, self-managed, and capable of handling multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment and has a strong acumen of accounting practices, financial controls, ERP systems and reporting. The Business Data Analyst will have the opportunity to work with stakeholders and other operating sites to identify and prioritize key metrics, then help guide business decisions for improving processes, products, and services as we continue to grow.

This role is a newly created position within the company as significant growth is expected. Annual revenues of $45M / year with additional growth expected organically as well as through acquisition. This role is high visibility including frequent interaction with the senior leadership team, CEO, and private equity leaders.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and implementing tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Leadership Team, and to make actionable recommendations on strategic initiatives.
  • Primary responsibility is to work closely with relevant stakeholders to analyze company and product family profitability (sales, raw material margin, contribution margin, gross margin, EBITDA) and suggest areas for improvement
  • Work closely with our internal/external technical consultants to provide specifications on creation, maintenance and use of data and reporting, manage data retrieval, organize data points, and communicate developing or changing needs
  • Provide recommendations/action plans to close gaps, analyze results; monitor sales and expense drivers, highlighting trends, and underlying causes of variance, with the ability to summarize the information in monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports for management
  • Contribute to the development of annual budget and perform quarterly re-forecasts. Partner with stakeholders to improve reporting and forecasting processes
  • Support the business with insightful ad hoc financial analyses and special projects as requested. These special projects could involve financial modeling and complex analytics to drive insights, strategies, and recommendations to senior management
  • Be proficient in identifying problems and presenting scalable solutions to resolve them
  • The ability to integrate acquisitions; and execute on key growth activities of the company
  • Maintains current understanding of industry standards, trends, and best practices through industry and other professional networks.
  • Applies equal amounts of analytical skills and dedication to all other duties as assigned

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement workflows in a new facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Drive product/customer/market information into our Acumatica ERP system in 2023
  • Aggregate disparate information, putting in place the process and platform to navigate our digital transformation.
  • Proven SQL knowledge and experience or other relevant programming language skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of database structures.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (business, accounting or finance focus preferred)
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI and/or other analytic tools such as AWS, Tableau, Hadoop, Qlik, etc.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of practical business analysis work experience.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent planning, analysis, and execution abilities
  • Willingness to learn and to be flexible with changing priorities and varying management needs
  • CBAP certification or similar business analyst certification and skillset preferred
  • Experience in accounting and finance in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Ability to work to deadlines with minimal direct supervision. Must be a proactive and an independent worker.
  • Strong technical aptitude and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, reasoning and ability to deal with complexity.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment preferred. Ability to roll up sleeves and still enjoy the work. Must have “work hard’ attitude, but also enjoy working in a flexible, supportive and energetic environment.
  • Continuous learner, always seeking opportunities to improve financial and non-financial processes.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Experience in private equity a strong plus.
  • Travel less than 10% may be required.
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