• Financial Consultant

    Job Function
    Accounting/Financial Services
    Position Type
    Experienced Professionals
    City
    Atlanta
    Requisition ID
    2016-2765
  • Overview

     

    The Financial Consultant posting is a pipeline role for future Financial Consultant roles.

     

    We partner with entrepreneurs to run their own Chick-fil-A franchises. These Franchisees are our clients, and the Financial Consulting team supports Franchisees with consulting services. In this role, you will consult directly with 150 individual restaurant owners as part of a larger team that includes consultants from other functional areas.  The position is based at the Chick-fil-A home office in Atlanta, Georgia, and involves 8-9 days of travel over the course of a month.

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to:

    • Consult with restaurant Owner/Operators to help them meet their financial goals, including implementation of financial systems.
    • Exhibit strong restaurant knowledge and comfort in the restaurant environment. 
    • Coach, appropriately challenge and encourage individual Operators and Operator Teams in Financial Return.
    • Analyze data, provide insights, and develop a strategy for the consulting team to improve regional performance
    • Contribute to team initiatives to improve team performance.
    • Engage and lead departmental and interdepartmental projects.
    • Develop and implement annual professional development plans.

    How we do it:

    As a Financial Consultant, you will have the opportunity to implement and continually elevate Chick-fil-A’s personable consulting service. In our approach to consulting:

    • We seek to understand each Franchisee’s unique background and financial goals within the restaurant.
    • We roll up our sleeves and take a hands-on approach to analyze restaurant activity and trends.
    • We believe in great conversations and the power of a handshake with our clients. We will regularly travel to meet with restaurant owners.
    • We translate complex data into understandable and actionable strategies.
    • We partner to influence results and anticipate future needs.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Academic:
      • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics; or MBA or related work experience
      • Strong academic background and desire for ongoing personal development.
      • 3 years of related work experience
    • Analytical and Skill Experience:
      • Ability to interpret data and troubleshoot performance issues.
      • Solid problem solving and analytical skills.
      • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Consulting Experience:
      • Proven track record of leadership and ability to coach and influence others
      • Strong personal initiative with limited need for close supervision.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities. 
      • Consulting experience with small business owners.
      • Track record of success with an ability to yield results through others. 
      • Ability to manage time and priorities effectively.
      • Refined interpersonal skills; highly relational with a natural bias towards results. 
      • Strong follow-through and adaptability to changing circumstances.
      • Strong project management skills.

    Minimum Years of Experience

    3

    Travel Requirements

    50%

    Required Level of Education

    Bachelor's Degree

    Major/Concentration

    Accounting or Finance related degree and/or MBA

    Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)

    3.2

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