Sr Financial Analyst in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 4/1/2021

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Empire Today’s Finance/Accounting/Payroll/Tax teams supports the back office functions of the organization.  This includes payroll, cash management, cash collections, cash payment, tax, procurement and inventory.  This function is vital to the operation which supports the continued success of Empire Today.


  • Identify and develop strategies to achieve financial plan.
  • Utilize financial reports to review operating performance for products, market locations, installation, and sales.
  • Understand the levers of profitability, focusing on metrics that align with profitability goals.
  • Identify trends and developments on a continual basis for company, industry, and markets and understand their impact on company profitability.
  • Build solutions that satisfy business partner’s needs.
  • Manage change by including business sponsor in the process.
  • Structure projects to have a defined deliverable and definition of success.
  • Communicate analysis in a manner that enables the business sponsor to understand and act on the information.
  • Ensure compliance to Empire financial policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the annual planning process.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis as requested by senior management.
  • Perform other functions as necessary or as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a retail industry finance role.
  • Advance Expert user with MS Excel and Microsoft Access (SQL a plus).
  • Siebel Analytics or other business intelligence tools experience a plus;
  • Thorough knowledge of business finance and financial analysis and modeling.
  • Basic understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Solid understand of corporate financial accounts.
  • Basic understanding of statistics.
  • Outstanding organizational, analytical and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships at all levels within the Company.
  • Team player.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through the project management process.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans.  Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting.  Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires. 


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out.  With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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