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Senior Analyst - Corporate Development

Company: AutoNation, Inc.
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

AutoNation Headquarters What you will be doing: The Senior Financial Analyst position supports the Vice President of Corporate Development and Director of Corporate Development primarily in the valuation, presentation and closing of dealership acquisitions and divestitures. Responsibilities include preparing discounted cash flow models for valuations, producing management summary presentations, supporting due diligence & closing processes, and completing other ad hoc analysis related to acquisitions, divestitures, investments and capital projects. Responsibilities also include the preparation of valuation, due diligence and presentation materials needed for executive and Board of Director approvals. The position would be an integral role within Corporate Development and would require periodic travel to perform valuation, due diligence and closing activities. Produce detailed financial models and valuation scenarios for potential transactions, working independently, directly with senior members of target company. Evaluate key data and metrics and propose valuation recommendations. Create presentations and investment conclusions for review by executive management and Board of Directors. Support financial and operational due diligence processes on potential acquisitions, including working with all functional areas, operating teams, and external advisors. Assist and support transaction closing and integration planning processes; may independently lead related processes with management guidance. Prepare post-closing true-ups and scorecards to evaluate ROI. Support other Corporate Development projects such as new add points, capital project return analysis and divestiture analysis. Conduct market, brand and demographic research supporting acquisition and market planning activities to identify good potential opportunities for the business. May need to travel up to 20% of the time in order to perform valuation, due diligence and closing activities Skills Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field of study or any equivalent combination of background, skills, and experience Minimum of 3 years relevant professional knowledge that includes Mergers & Acquisition as well as valuation experience. Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the demonstrable ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands while ensuring all data is fully interpreted and supportable. Proven knowledge and experience in financial analysis, forecasting and valuation (IRR, ROI) Ability to quickly gain an understanding of AutoNation's acquisition and market planning processes. Strong analytical skills including interpretation of financial statements, metrics, and economic data. Ability to summarize and present key findings and prepare reports for management decision making. Strong presentation skills to communicate complex key data metrics to top executive management. Highly proficient Microsoft Excel skills including pivot and lookup tables, graphs, macros, and complex formulas. Excellent organization and communication skills (oral and written) sufficient to connect with executive management, sellers and relay ideas and proposals professionally. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects. Highly motivated, high energy, results driven individual. Professional maturity, team player and superior interpersonal skills Strong attention to detail Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, work under tight deadlines and pressure. Extensive Microsoft PowerPoint and Word experience Preferred: MBA, CPA, or CFA Working knowledge of Essbase and HFM Company Overview As America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates' professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We've sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. Benefits Click here to learn more about our Benefits. Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you. AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: AutoNation, Inc., Fort Lauderdale , Senior Analyst - Corporate Development, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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