The Financial Analyst provides business planning, forecasting and analytical support for an assigned business line, geographic area, or other operating unit; working with Finance to ensure compliance with required accounting controls and reporting requirements.Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:Prepare financial forecasts, analyses and reports for the assigned business unit’s management team. Support development of the unit’s annual budget; track and analyze variances throughout the year. Monitor progress toward objectives.Provide analyses and recommendations based on financial data and other pertinent information. Identify issues and suggest courses of action; make recommendations for improving operations, resource allocation, etc. Work closely with other corporate and business unit resources to improve standardization and implement best practices.Support and/or direct implementation of operational improvements.Serve as corporate finance’s point of contact for the assigned business unit(s). Ensure compliance with WESCO Corporate policies and procedures. Performs other duties as required
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of GAAP, financial statements, internal controls and SOX requirements Knowledge of large information/accounting systemsKnowledge of report writingStrong overall business skills and common sense approach to issues Strong teamwork, collaboration and communication skills Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to translate complex analytical data into an easily understandable formatProficiency with Microsoft Office suiteEXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONMinimum of 3 years of experience in financial analysisBachelor's Degree required
WESCO International is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor; we are a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs, increase efficiency through WESCO Value Creation and save energy with green and sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company, our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service and results that exceed customer expectations.