Advance Auto Parts Senior FP/A Technical Analyst in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senior FP/A Technical Analyst

  • Job ID:311697

  • Functional Area:Finance

    • Location:NC - Raleigh
  • Position Type:Full-Time

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



The Sr. Financial / Business Analyst provides analytics and decision support at a corporate level supporting the executive staff as well as the broader finance community. The Sr. Analyst will be on a team responsible for the development of a shared reporting & analytics infrastructure as well as directly providing reporting, analysis, and insight to the executive teams based on that infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be able to dialogue with business leaders about the top of mind questions the company has, go off and gather/develop the required datasets, apply a variety of techniques to analyze/test the business hypothesis, and then summarize back the findings at an executive level (with clear data/method driven substantiation). This position has the potential to significantly influence the direction of the company and the financial performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Access and Integrate information/data from a variety of sources and bring it together into a structured environment for analytics and reporting

Develop, maintain, and tune varying complexity databases to ensure availability and integrity of data

Automate integrations between data sources and processes to expedite availability of information, consistency in results, and minimize the cost structure to support the environment

Deploy a lightweight application for moderately skilled users to be able to access the underlying data in a self-service nature for ad-hoc information requests

Develop a standardized set of dashboards accessible via the network and mobile devices

Develop and Automate the delivery of standardized reporting to be used in Executive level presentations or distributed via email/mobile to end users

Partner with the leadership team and the broader finance/business community to stay abreast of current business concerns, potential opportunities, and information needs

Employ a variety of analytical techniques to discover, identify, and conclude analysis both reactively to leadership requests and proactively based on our own curiosity/desire to move the business

Contribute to the broader financial/Enterprise tools roadmap in partnership with Finance/IT leadership

Define and document core business metrics, definitions, and logic collaborating with the business teams

Deliver analysis and findings to leadership and business teams…often through formal presentation

Maintain knowledge and stays current of developments in the fields of technology, business intelligence, data warehousing, data science, and emerging technologies (machine learning, AI, etc.)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Qualifications: Experience with multiple technologies and discernment of which to apply in different environments and use cases is necessary.

  • Ability to extract and integrate data leveraging technologies such as (SQL, ODBC, ETL Tools, Oracle, DB2, Access).

  • Familiarity with reporting / analytical apps such as (Oracle BI, Power BI, Tableau, SAS, Cognos, Bus Objects)

  • Ability to automate reporting/analysis as well as operational process us(VBA, JavaScript, .NET, Perl, Python)

Ability to define problems, collect data, perform analysis, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Familiarity with statistical analysis methods, AI type concepts, visualization techniques, etc. a plus

Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, and the Finance/IT/Business teams

Attention to quality, reconciliation, and accuracy are critical as the audience is often executive level staff and the decisions being made are significant in scope/impact

Creativity and vision to recommend ways to evolve our infrastructure, process, and analytic capabilities


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related required (Masters in Business or Mathematics a plus); and

5-7 years of systems / business analysis experience; or

Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Mentoring and collaborating with other Analysts within the broader organization


None Required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.