Financial Analyst in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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, 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 & Treasury Manager 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 periodic Capital Expenditure forecasts
  • Develop cash flow forecasts
  • Drive the budgeting process based on business metrics and measure the same for Actual vs. Plan.
  • 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
  • Take initiative to continuously improve the quality of information and provide a certain the level of detail at which the information is presented to different department heads.
  • 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



  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

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:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
  • Ability to interpret complex data.
  • Must be able to prioritize.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.


Work Experience:

  • 2 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 Accounting, Finance, 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
  • Vena Solutions software experience is a plus
  • Intermediate knowledge of other Microsoft Office applications
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) experience a plus
  • 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.


  • All applicants must pass the following pre-employment requirements:
    • physical including drug & alcohol screening
    • Background check in accordance with local laws and regulations


Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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