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Financial Analyst I

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Finance

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Automotive is hiring a Financial Analyst I to support the Enterprise Financial Planning team. This is a hybrid role at our corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The position will report to the Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis.


  • Support enterprise-wide financial planning processes including the annual target setting process, the annual budget planning process, and other quarterly or monthly processes

  • Manage project plans, communicate with impacted stakeholders, and managing changes throughout each process

  • Perform key month-end reporting activities with a focus on storytelling and identifying future trends

  • Interpret financial data, variance analysis, and key business drivers to make recommendations

  • Create presentations based on financial analysis and interpretations for executive-level audiences

  • Build and maintain driver based financial planning models that analyze different aspects of organizational expenses

  • Support key finance projects – could include process improvement projects and/ or financial system and reporting projects


  • Effective communication of analysis, building strong business partner relationships and creating executive-level presentations are essential in this role, as are interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong project or process management skills – including building and maintaining project plans and status, coordinating and leading project meetings, writing communications, and building in appropriate change management measures

  • Strong understanding of financial management concepts, accounting procedures, and measuring/ reporting business drivers and variance analysis

  • Demonstrated analytical ability with track record of delivered results

  • Comfortable building executive level presentations

  • Self-starter with flexibility and willingness to balance multiple, changing priorities, and work under tight deadlines at times. 

  • Experienced in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating one’s own work

  • Demonstrated skill at working remotely


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with 1+ year of work experience in a financial environment. A non-degreed candidate must have 4+ years of finance experience.

  • Master's Degree or MBA a plus

  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced MS Excel skills required – includes logical and reference formulas, financial functions, correlation through logic, best practice model structure/design, assumption toggling, and formatting for executive presentations

  • Intermediate MS PowerPoint skills

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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