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Senior Financial Analyst
Boulder, CO


Pharmaca is a small chain of “boutique” type of retail pharmacies with 30 locations in five states, employing almost 600 Team Members. For more than 15 years, Pharmaca has been a force for change in the world of natural health and beauty, empowering our customers to think outside the box when it comes to the way they manage their own health and the products they use.


The Senior Financial Analyst will provide analytical support and insights regarding actionable items to improve business results. A key focus of the position is to support profitability and growth of the corporation by ensuring effective analysis and planning. The role will focus on analysis, interpretation, guidance and recommendations regarding sales, gross margin, inventory, prescription drug pricing and expense variances, trends, and relationships to plan and history. This role will require working with cross-functional groups to understand and financially evaluate business strategies; budgeting, forecasting and analyses; identifying opportunities and risks as well as business drivers. The person will be expected to use their financial acumen and experience to draw conclusions from the analytics and make recommendations. As a result, candidates should possess the interpersonal skills necessary to succinctly explain complex information to a broad audience. This is a “hands-on” role in which the candidate will be required to interact with department heads and senior management, and will be able to contribute and make an impact.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  1. Analysis
    Develop financial models/reporting to analyze and evaluate Retail and Pharmacy performance. Interpret data to diagnose root cause issues. Provide input for business decisions by producing detailed financial models and P&Ls incorporating assumptions, expectations, and risks
    Prepare presentations and other supporting materials for recommendations; participate in business case presentations to senior and executive management; clearly articulate conclusions
    Proactively identify opportunities to improve efficiency in core Finance processes, to analyze the business from new value-added perspectives, and to enhance the strategic role of Finance in the organization
  1. Budgeting/Planning
    Support the Senior Manager of Finance in managing the financial planning process
    Create annual operating, overhead and capital budgets
    Support monthly P&L review process by recapping actual sales and margin results versus plan, preparing monthly variance reports and analyzing key performance drivers
    Present findings to corporate management that focus on year-over-year changes, key operating metrics, and key drivers of results
    Create ad-hoc forecasts as needed to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity and influence business strategies
  1. Accounting Support
    Provide ongoing inventory analysis and support

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 2 - 5 years’ experience in a finance role
  • Strong financial analysis skills, knowledge of GAAP and an understanding of financial statements are required
  • Experience in the retail industry is preferred
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strategic and analytical orientation in the areas of finance, valuation and accounting
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including advanced Excel skills; SQL knowledge is preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently plan, organize, and manage time
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all level of the organization
  • Hands-on, energetic, confident self-starter who is independent, creative and results oriented
  • Prior experience creating Board and investor/shareholder presentations and communication


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