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Manager, Finance Analytics

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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   

We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.

From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Position Summary

The Lead, Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial and strategic decision support to the business to ensure achievement of short and long term financial goals. Partnering with senior management, this role facilitates the understanding of key business dynamics including productivity, relationships, models, trends, leading indicators and business statistics.  In addition, provides financial consultation on key strategic priorities and support management reporting to the executive leadership team and Board of Directors.  The Lead, Financial Analyst interacts frequently with the Chief Financial Officer and other senior business partners.  

Position Responsibilities & Essential function

  • Conducts complex ad hoc financial analysis to aid Chief Financial Officer in the decision making process impacting both short and long term financial goals
  • Evaluates and presents strategic/operational analytics for review, discussion and implementation; ensures understanding of business dynamics which include productivity, relationships, model, trends, leading indicators and business statistics
  • Provides financial advisory and analytical support of strategic initiatives, including:
    • P&L sensitivity and scenario modeling
    • Evaluation of business growth opportunities
    • Development of business case analysis framework that incorporates key performance metrics to assess and monitor the performance of the business, strategic investments and growth initiatives
  • Partners with global FP&A group to coordinate on key finance initiatives (budgeting, planning, forecasting)
  • Supports strategic planning and initiatives by providing financial modeling and reporting required for decision making and/or reviews financial analyses (business case) assumptions
  • Partners with global FP&A team in conducting analysis and building presentations to senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Partners with key stakeholders and business partners to align on business priorities and drive effective solutions/execution

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting , Finance, Economics or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of prior experience in financial analysis and forecasting
  • Strong financial and strategic analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of independent decision making and accountability, with ability to drive results and cross-team collaboration
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy; highly organized
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase or similar software


  • MBA or Masters in Accounting, Finance or related field


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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