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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Univar Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Job Description:


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities will include supporting the USA commercial leaders by providing timely and insightful analysis and helps influence the decision-making process. The role will collaborate with multiple teams, identify key drivers of success, and meet important deadlines while living the mission and values of Univar.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting routine analytics across sales channels, products, customers and geography to help identify risks/opportunities/actions to increase profitability, speed and win rate for sales team, product management , and BU leadership
  • Design, standardize and streamline reports using multiple reporting tools including Tableau
  • Evaluate monthly financial results, providing valuable insights and analysis to USA commercial leaders and drive improvement actions
  • Translate data into timely and meaningful management insights through the right metrics and interpretation
  • Support preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly forecasts of the USA•s financial performance for use with internal management as well as external parties
  • Assist in the development and execution of annual budget 
  • Perform special projects to improve process efficiency and performance


Specialized Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Strong financial analytics capabilities - able to interpret variances and trends in financial data and identify insights and findings
  • Critical thinking in review of results and problem solving
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently, while managing competing priorities
  • Highly motivated team player with positive attitude who embraces change and is a champion for continuous improvement



  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or a comparable Business field, or equivalent professional experience in financial planning and analysis
  • CPA or CMA designation is helpful but not required Experience:
  • 3-5 years with increased scope and responsibility in progressive finance roles required
  • Strong Excel skills, including VLOOKUP, pivot table. SQL or Tableau experience is a plus
  • Prior financial experience in chemicals, distribution and related industries is a plus.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



Keywords: Univar Solutions, Downers Grove , Senior Financial Analyst, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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