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Financial Analyst

| West Suburbs
Job Description

Financial Analyst-Florist Division

FTD is looking for you to join our team to be a part of our Florist Division of FTD. You will utilize your financial and accounting skills and business acumen to provide reporting, budgeting, and full life cycle accounting projects. Here's your chance to make your mark!

You will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting function for the Florist Division including monthly close, financial controls, audit requests and accounting/financial analysis of operational projects which have accounting/financial implications. Additionally, you will work closely with all other functional areas within the Florist Division and interact with finance personnel from the other divisions within the company.

How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Responsible for certain monthly close activities, including, but not limited to, the preparation and review of month-end accounting reports, journal entries, accruals, variance analyses, cost center reviews, and account reconciliations. Meet with department managers to ensure accuracy of monthly results and to understand and document variances to budget, forecasts and prior periods.
  • Research as needed accounting guidance and recent pronouncements that may have an impact on the financial reporting of the company. Possess the ability to understand and communicate to staff and management the implications of the applicable accounting guidance.
  • Direct and indirect responsibility for the annual operating financial planning process working closely with all department managers in developing challenging but reasonable budgets for the fiscal year, including long term projections as needed.
  • Works with business owners to develop accurate forecast and other projections, analysis and identification of risks and opportunities.
  • Maintains the financial models used in budgeting and financial projections.
  • Identifies revenue and cost saving opportunities and provides financial support and direction to the business owners.
  • Drives profitability, process improvements and quality initiatives.
  • Develops ad hoc financial metrics analysis and operational efficiency analyses.
  • Through assisting the auditors and an ongoing review of Sarbanes-Oxley procedures, ensure strict adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley and other internal procedures. Contribute to control remediation projects by recommending and documenting new controls, processes and policies. Bring any issues to the attention of your manager.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly bridges for actual results and forecast changes which identify business issues that are impacting the company's ability to execute the operating plan.
  • Advise management of financial and operational risks that you become aware of in your work.
  • Maintain strict integrity on all occasions without any compromise in all that you do.
  • Work with external and internal auditors and ensure all audit requests are completed accurately and timely and that all questions or issues are addressed.
  • Contribute as requested to all quarterly reporting requests needed by corporate.
  • Identify and bring to the attention of your manager all potential process and procedural improvements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies You Will Leverage:

  • BS/BA in accountancy
  • CPA or public accounting experience preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, financial budgeting/planning and analytical projects in a medium or large size company.
  • Must be PC literate; fluent in MS (with advanced excel skills and familiar with ERP platforms (JD Edwards, Cognos or other).
  • Outstanding communication with the poise and presence to interact with a diverse group of constituents
  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to challenge the status quo in various situations
  • Strong initiative, follow-through and ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects
  • Proven ability to prepare ad hoc analysis without templates

We provide:

  • Support from a strong leader
  • Well established team who will support and help guide you in our industry
  • Ability to work closely with business owners with exposure to operational aspects of the

business

  • Excellent total rewards program
  • Growth Opportunities in a large company

FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company with a vision to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world.

The FTD Mission Statement: To inspire, support and delight our customers when expressing life's most important sentiments.

The FTD Vision Statement: To be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

In the heart of the Loop! We also have an office in Downers Grove, IL.

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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