Global Financial Analyst, IT (Atlanta, GA)

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Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

Americold is looking for a full-time financial analyst to support the IT PMO and global technology departments with an $80M+ portfolio with the following key focus areas.

Essential Functions:

Monthly Financial tracking
  • The IT Financial Analyst works with the Americold FP&A group to manage overall IT finances, track costs, identify variance to plan, ensure projected costs are hitting in a timely manner including publishing monthly P&L reports and identify the root cause of any variances
  • Work with the FP&A team to update the financial forecast with any changes as needed

Project Financials
  • Support the IT team to track their Project financials, by researching PO status and other costs that are hitting the Project budgets by using the appropriate SAP T-Codes.
  • The Financial Analyst will also be expected to use their knowledge of SAP and best practices to improve our project financial management processes for tracking and managing project costs.

Capital Spend Tracking
  • Work with the IT Leads to track the overall progress of the capital spend against the annual plan, work with the FP&A team to track any changes to the overall budget and then work with the IT Leads on re-planning any work in progress to meet the new budget.

Time Tracking
  • Provide reports from the time tracking tool on overall labor allocation and leverage the tool to support the tracking of capital labor.

Annual Budgeting
  • Work with the IT PMO and department leads to drive the annual IT budgeting process by providing the financial templates, guidelines in alignment with corporate investment and budgeting review cycles


Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Finance, Business or related field.
  • Solid background in financial planning and analysis preferably in supporting a globally distributed IT organization.
  • Working experience in the SAP platform in the AP/AR and FICO modules, and be able to use the SAP system to track and report on financial activity and research issues to support the IT team

Knowledge & Employment Standards:
  • Self-starter approach with the ability to accomplish goals with limited oversight
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP and reporting tools (SAP BPC in particular) and be able to run variance reports to pro-actively identify issues including standard SAP T-Codes to explore PO invoice and receiving status, Cost Center charges and review GL level details to help the Cost Center owners understand any issues
  • Strong financial analysis and analytical skills (experience with financial analytics tools and measures, such as (IRR, ROI, CAP Rates, ROC, ROIC, NPV, etc.).
  • Ability to multi-task, plan, execute and deliver on projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel PowerPoint and Access. Strong Excel skills including pivot table analysis required.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate strategic concepts into actionable plans
  • Excellent presentation: must have the ability and confidence to speak clearly and concisely to all levels of management, both oral and written.
  • Global perspective; Must have a proven track record of accomplishment and experience of working effectively with senior management.
  • Ability to develop and present cohesive strategy presentations to senior management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-functionally and foster positive and effective business relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Results driven, with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a keen attention to detail, organized and thorough with the desire for continuous improvement.
  • Atlanta location strongly preferred with ability to work in a hybrid working environment

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

  • The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
  • Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
  • Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
  • May require travel by automobile and airplane
  • May require visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
  • May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools
  • Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
  • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

More Information on Americold Logistics, LLC
Americold Logistics, LLC operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. Americold Logistics, LLC was founded in 1903. It has 4252 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 32 open jobs at Americold Logistics, LLC, click here.
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