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Financial Analyst

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Closing date
Jul 1, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
Crystal Clean (CC) is one of the nation's leading privately held companies in the environmental waste services industry. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic to join our rapidly growing company. Crystal Clean offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement. We are willing to provide complete training for this opportunity!

Purpose: The role of the Financial Analyst will be to gather, develop, translate and deliver financial information within the company. Primarily responsibilities will be to play an integral role in the budgeting and forecasting processes, along with financial modeling, reporting, treasury oversight and other ad-hoc projects. In addition, this role will be required to provide variance analysis on performance against budget and forecasts on a periodic basis by working closely with the Finance team as well as business unit leaders, controllers, operations managers and other functional leaders.

Essential Duties:
  • Forecasting & Budgeting:
    • Participate heavily in the annual planning/budget process with accounting/finance department, senior management, and various department heads
    • Understand the key drivers of business performance in each of Crystal Clean's lines of business and incorporate that knowledge into business planning
    • Learn the current budgeting and forecasting models and contribute to ongoing development of the models for each line of business and Corporate expenses
    • Develop an expert level of knowledge of the budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis software used by the company.
    • Develop quarterly capital expenditure and cash flow forecasts
    • Drive the budgeting process based on business metrics and measure the same for Actual vs. Plan and Actual vs. Forecast.
    • Develop methodologies, dashboards, and models for lines of business budgeting and reporting.
    • Drive simplification and standardization across the various functions of the company.
    • Assist with preparing presentations and analytical material to be presented to Senior Management and the Board of Directors
    • Oversee and manage the continued development of planning tools, business modeling, and dashboard reporting
  • Financial Analysis/Ad-Hoc Analysis:
    • Work with business leadership to analyze business opportunities, process improvement programs, and research of various industry/company trends.
    • Provide in-depth return on investment analysis for intermediate to large capital expenditures
    • Perform post-investment reviews on large capital expenditures to measure performance against expectation
    • Prepare a variety of routine and specialized reports for management for use in analyzing efficiencies and profitability.
    • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
    • Supporting senior management team and departments heads with analysis as requested
  • Treasury:
    • Work with Finance & Treasury Manager and Sr. Financial Analyst on reconciling daily cash
    • Develop and maintain relationships with different banking partners
    • Oversee and analyze Crystal Clean's debt structure
    • Perform adhoc payment processes (wire and ACH payments)
  • Other Duties:
    • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Core Competencies
  • Exemplify Crystal Clean's values through safety, honesty, accountability, relationships, respect, inclusivity, and excellence
  • Capability to conform to established schedules and deadlines
  • Leadership and professionalism
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed financial statements
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Present a positive image of Heritage-Crystal Clean to fellow employees, external contacts, and the general public
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to interpret complex data.
  • Must be able to prioritize.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.

Work Experience
  • 1 to 3 years of work experience in Accounting/Finance, preferably with exposure to financial planning & analysis processes and systems

Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, or related field

Specific Skills
  • Excellent data mining skills required
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interface with Senior Management on a regular basis
  • Financial analysis and budgeting skills
  • Development of business planning models a strong plus
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite software experience is a plus
  • Intermediate knowledge of other Microsoft Office applications
  • Essbase experience a plus

Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors and may be required to sit for long periods. Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see and often reach with hands, stand, walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment. Noise level of the environment is generally quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • Medical and Dental
  • 401K
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Short-term disability
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Advancement opportunities

Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Crystal Clean expressly values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages the applications of individuals from diverse backgrounds, so that Crystal Clean reflects the communities and customers that we serve.

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