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Analyst, Sr. Financial

Job ID: 10741
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Mar 8, 2023

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Job Description


Job Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

The purpose of this job is to play a lead role in analyzing business results and providing insights into the performance of key segments. This role is fully remote for those within a 60-mile commute of Westlake Village, CA.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Develop and/or enhance financial models for reporting, reviewing results, and forecasting
  • Perform variance analysis against forecast, budget, or prior year
  • Participate in the division month-end close process
  • Track expenses and review results with leaders
  • Create financial reports and deliver summaries of findings to management
  • Extract data from various databases and perform sophisticated analysis that results in actionable business insight
  • Interact with management at all levels to facilitate information gathering
  • Present financial information to the team and to non-financial business partners,
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business and underlying drivers of performance
  • Additional duties as assigned.


To join our band, you’ll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Finance, Business, or related field
  • 4 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience), preferably within a retail or ecommerce environment
  • Ability to be detail oriented while independently leading and/or executing multiple assignments simultaneously under tight timelines
  • SQL or Tableau experience is a major plus.
  • Experience working with large data sets, be customer service oriented, able to turn around work quickly
  • Basic Accounting knowledge around accruals, GL, capitalizations, amortizations, etc. 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to logically structure issues and determine recommended resolutions
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Skilled proficiency using financial planning tools such as Oracle Smart View
  • Skilled proficiency using financial management applications such as PeopleSoft
  • Skilled proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Why Guitar Center? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $80,000 - $105,000/yr depending on background and experience. 

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world’s largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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