Financial Consultant

Overview

We partner with entrepreneurs to run their own Chick-fil-A franchises. These Franchisees are our clients and the Financial Consulting team supports Franchisees with consulting services. In this role, you will consult directly with 150 individual restaurant owners as part of a larger team that includes consultants from other functional areas. The position is based at the Chick-fil-A home office in Atlanta, Georgia, and involves 8-9 days of travel over the course of a month.

Responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to:

  • Consult with restaurant Owner/Operators to help them meet their financial goals, including implementation of financial systems.
  • Exhibit strong restaurant knowledge and comfort in the restaurant environment.
  • Coach, appropriately challenge and encourage individual Operators and Operator Teams in Financial Return.
  • Analyze data, provide insights, and develop strategy for the consulting team to improve regional performance
  • Contribute in team initiatives to improve team performance.
  • Engage and lead departmental and interdepartmental projects.
  • Develop and implement annual professional development plans.

How we do it:

As a Financial Consultant, you will have the opportunity to implement and continually elevate Chick-fil-A's personable consulting service. In our approach to consulting:
  • We seek to understand each Franchisee's unique background and financial goals within the restaurant.
  • We roll up our sleeves and take a hands-on approach to analyze restaurant activity and trends.
  • We believe in great conversations and the power of a handshake with our clients. We will regularly travel to meet with restaurant owners.
  • We translate complex data into understandable and actionable strategies.
  • We partner to influence results and anticipate future needs.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic:
    • Completed Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; or MBA or related work experience
    • Strong academic background and desire for ongoing personal development.
    • 3 years of related work experience
  • Analytical and Skill Experience:
    • Ability to interpret data and troubleshoot performance issues.
    • Solid problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Consulting Experience:
    • Proven track record of leadership and ability to coach and influence others
    • Strong personal initiative with limited need for close supervision.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to handle multiple, sometimes competing, priorities.
    • Consulting experience with small business owners.
    • Track record of success with an ability to yield results through others.
    • Ability to manage time and priorities effectively.
    • Refined interpersonal skills; highly relational with a natural bias towards results.
    • Strong follow-through and adaptability to changing circumstances.
    • Strong project management skills.


Minimum Years of Experience

3

Travel Requirements

50%

Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Major/Concentration

Accounting or Finance related degree

Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)

3.2


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