Sr. Business Financial Analyst

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Burlingame, CA, US, 94010 Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047

Company: accobrands

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Job Summary

ACCO Brands is seeking a Sr. Business Financial Analyst to analyze business data and develop sales reports/dashboards to guide the business decision making process. This position is hybrid, working from either our Lake Zurich, IL or Burlingame, CA locations. 


  • Develop and maintain sales reports, dashboards, and performance metrics to track key sales KPIs and provide insights to business stakeholders.
  • Provide ad hoc analytical support leveraging large data sets to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with finance and operations teams to ensure accurate and timely sales commission calculations and payouts.
  • Use advanced excel skill to build/ create, implement, and manage tools to evaluate/ monitor profitability and make sound decisions as it relates to opportunities and customer program investments.
  • Collaborate with the sales team & other cross functional teams to define and implement efficient processes, ensuring alignment with company goals and objectives.
  • Navigate the existing reporting resources within the company and improve the reporting eco-system/ infrastructure across the US Sales organization.
  • Analyze business performance on a recurring basis to identify issues/opportunities that are highlighted by the data, and then work with the various cross-functional teams to address those issues and opportunities.
  • Demonstrates high quality work through diligent documentation of process/methodology, data sources, and assumptions.
  • Support financial modeling by gathering data from a variety of sources, which may include operational data, metrics, competitor information, and feedback from business partners.
  • Develop sound business proposals in collaboration with Sales and other key stakeholders for incremental opportunities and program investments. 
  • Develops presentations and shares findings as well as recommendations.
  • Review, audit and summarize operational data and provide executive summaries with recommendations to US sales leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience. 
  • 8+ years of experience developing, maintaining, monitoring, and improving analytical business tools preferred. 
  • 8+ years of experience in areas of market research analysis, web analytics, or big data analysis preferred. 
  • 8+ years of in-depth Business Intelligence, Statistics, Mathematics, Forecasting experience preferred. 
  • 1-2 years of people management experience preferred. 
  • Proficiency with Excel, Power BI, Tableau or any other data analysis tool. 
  • Research, problem solving, analytical, critical thinking, influencing, relationship management, and presentation skills.
  • Strong business operations knowledge to include understanding the function's value chain and market conditions.
  • Solid ability to support change and impart value within an organization.
  • Project management skills as part of implementing business process changes.
  • Knowledge of available data sources, strengths and shortcomings.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and solid knowledge of database software. Experience with SAP/Ariba strongly preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of business intelligence tools preferred. 
  • Proficiency with SQL is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to think through complex problems, determine proper analytical processes and procedures, independently derive conclusions and present results to the tea, 
  • Capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects in a fast-paced ambiguous environment.


Salary Range: $100,000 - 110,000 annually 


About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply now and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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