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Sr. Financial Analyst - Denver, Colorado


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?

Sr. Financial Analyst - Denver, Colorado



The Sr. Financial Analyst will share ownership of all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis for the sales business units.

This position is strongly oriented towards sales functional areas and will work directly with finance and accounting professionals as well as partner with business leaders.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Budgeting and Forecasting

Support budget and rolling sales and SG&A expense forecasts across sales BUs with associated presentations to provide management with both short and long-term financial outlook.


Sales Annual Operating Plan

Support Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the tiered levels of the sales and sales operations support teams. Provide accurate and timely periodic reporting package to BUs' team members, ad hoc analysis of the results, and explanations of performance variances.


Ongoing Financial Analysis

Includes but not limited to:

  • Sales trends at various levels of customer and product hierarchies to aid management in strategic decision-making and understanding of the risks and opportunities for the business
  • Margin and product mix analysis at various tiers of business units to provide leadership with understanding of key performance drivers
  • SKU analysis/product profitability analysis
  • Project profitability evaluation
  • Ad hoc price deviation analysis to demonstrate financial impact and provide guidance to decision-makers on contracts and sale initiatives
  • SG&A expense analysis to ensure accuracy of expense recognition and monitor business units' adherence to expense control initiatives
  • Monthly variance analysis of financial results


Financial Reporting

  • Preparation of periodic financial reports
  • Preparation of sales performance reports at the customer level to external customers
  • Ad hoc reports to external and internal clients


Strategic Partnership:

  • Through continuous monitoring and reviews of BUs' financial performance and KPIs, provide management with financial insights and recommendations  
  • Provide financial guidance to BUs' sales and sales support teams, including assistance with resolution of financially-impactful issues
  • Collaborate with various functional areas of the company to evaluate business processes, identify inefficiencies, and drive improvement initiatives




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Master's Degree is a plus


Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum of five years of hand-on finance experience exhibiting progressive responsibility
  • Thorough understanding of financial and accounting concepts
  • Understanding of manufacturing concepts
  • Working knowledge of SAP environment
  • Tableau or Filemaker experience is a plus
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience working with an international company is a plus


Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize multiple projects for internal and external clients while maintaining attention to detail
  • Understanding of  the sense of urgency in particular situations and propensity to working in a fast pace environment
  • Self-starter with a commitment to continuous self-improvement





This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Base Salary

$65,000 - $75,000 DOE

Incentive Plan

Karcher Incentive Plan - up to 10% annual incentive


Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center



Nearest Major Market: Denver