Financial Consultant

Job Function
Accounting/Financial Services
Position Type
Experienced Professionals
City
Atlanta
Requisition ID
2020-9079

Overview

The Financial Consultant contributes to the healthy, long-term growth of Operator income across an Area Support Team*. This role interacts directly with Operators to help bring business insights and is a catalyst for optimized operations leading to business growth. In addition, the Financial Consultant will be the Financial Services influencer on an Area Support Team. This helps Chick-fil-A maintain a competitive advantage in the industry. The Financial Consultant focuses on bringing business knowledge, innovation, and insight to create distinctive value for Operators and Chick-fil-A Inc. The Financial Consultant role requires an individual who is a self-starter, motivated, and responsible. Autonomy in this role is critical. The Financial Consultant will support Operators across approximately 120-150 restaurants, responsible for the profitability of approximately $750 million - $1 billion in sales.

*The Area Support Team is an integrated, cross-functional team that collaborates to foster Area health and develop tailored strategies and solutions for each Operator, Restaurant, and Area that promote long term growth and performance.

Responsibilities

The Financial Consultant is a seasoned professional with consulting and business experience. This role supports multiple markets in an Area Support Team and will engage complex business issues facing Operators. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Operator Growth

  • Effectively consults individual Operators and Operator groups which includes situational assessment, engagement and follow up with limited supervision
  • Interact with Restaurant leadership of varying backgrounds to support needs related to systems and analysis provided by Chick-fil-A
  • Builds trust and influence with each Operator served
  • Builds credibility with Operators and Operator groups by delivering value to their business, thus resulting in demand from Operators

 

Specialized Capability

  • Recognized as having a strong ability to simplify communication of technical knowledge and insight from cost control reporting (IPO, Food, Labor), to Restaurant and Support Center audiences through the lens of Chick-fil-A’s Five Critical Success Factors
  • Recognized as having a strong ability to simplify communication of external policy and regulations from our cross functional internal colleagues and partners to Operators
  • Applies an understanding of financial reporting and systems (InFORM, Envysion, Hot Schedules, ServicePoint, etc.) during consultations.
  • Helps troubleshoot and resolve common Restaurant data accuracy issues with financial reporting and systems and make recommendations to resolve them
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to consult to cash management and loss prevention concepts and systems
  • Demonstrates proficiency of basic LEAN principles during engagements
  • Demonstrates ability to complete analysis using systems such as Business Objects & Tableau, derive insights, and present findings to Operators, and the Area Support Team

Regional/Area Influence

  • Reactively and proactively partners with Operations Leads and Area Directors through one on one interaction and group presentations on one Area Support Team typically resulting in behavior change leading to positive results

 

Leadership

  • Builds credibility as a trusted partner in and out of Financial Services
  • May represent the organization in outside discussions and technical forums

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant business experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong academic background and desire for ongoing personal development 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Seven (7) years of relevant business experience, with at least two (2) of the seven (7) years having relevant experience in a consulting role
  • MBA
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Managerial Accountant
  • LEAN Six Sigma Certification
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant experience 

Minimum Years of Experience

5

Travel Requirements

50%

Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Level of Education

Masters Degree

Major/Concentration

Business, Accounting, Finance or Related Field

Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)

3.0

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