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Financial Analyst Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Role

Acuity Brands Lighting has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst role. This  person will  drive insightful reporting and analysis across the Enabling groups, evaluate investment opportunities, and partner with the enabling teams to help the leaders understand trends in their business.  Join our professional and collaborative team today!

How you will Contribute
  • Responsible for the monthly close process which includes journal entries and account reconciliations in support of the enabling teams and overall Acuity
  • Prepare and review key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements along with other analysis of performance
  • Ensure all cost centers within the group you support are reviewed on at least a quarterly basis for accuracy
  • Develop the planning and forecasting process for the Enabling teams
  • Respond timely and thoughtfully to adhoc financial requests and ROI analysis
  • Present results to Enabling leaders, identifying key trends in performance, participating in monthly operational reviews
  • Identify areas for processes improvements across all areas and participate in group and matrix partner kaizen events


Qualified applicants will have
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project
  • Collaboration: Working well with a range of people from across the business, not afraid to engage with your business partners
  • Analytical Skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights
  • Problem Solving: Provides practical solutions to problems
  • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly across multiple channels of communication (verbal, email, Microsoft tools).
  • Proactivity: Proactive, self-driven, curious, loves learning.
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 0-2 years of financial analysis experience
  • Basic understanding of US GAAP
  • MBA or CPA a plus


Why work at Acuity Brands
  • Our Corporate Finance team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
  • Our company is a profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will work with highly talented, fun and collaborative teams
  • We believe in a healthy work/life balance
  • We offer work from home opportunities
  • Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K and other) programs to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are important and we are committed to operating our business with high standards of ESG management
  • Our company culture Lights the way for you to Be Brilliant, Productive and Connected


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  1964
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