Finance Business Partner in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 1/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Goodwill SoCal is seeking a mission-driven, hard-working Finance Business Partner who will be an exceptional addition to our high-performing team. In this role, you will act as the key liaison between Finance and the various business lines by applying financial insight in performing projections and analysis of results to support the overall company goals. The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting, developing and improving the financial processes that enable sound planning and decision making for the Business Line. This position specifically focuses on developing, streamlining, maintaining financial and operational reports and models, and provides direct financial support to Business Line Team. This position will track and analyze key metrics and provide financial support to enable business growth and identify opportunities and risks to the business. This role requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to accomplish objectives with minimal supervision. Per government requirements, this role required to be fully COVID- 19 vaccinated.


  • Support the development of the business units or department’s annual operating budgets, forecasts and the development of strategic and operating plans. Build and maintain complex financial and analytical models using advanced Excel skills.
  • Become Goodwill’s expert in administration and management of DOMO/BI Reporting, Adaptive Insights, and the implementation of other financial planning and analysis software per organizational needs.
  • Perform due diligence for new initiatives. Perform sensitivity and incremental cost-benefit decision analyses. Provide analytical support for business initiatives. Identify, analyze, and communicate trends and issues affecting the business.
  • Provides analysis and feedback on financial performance and key performance measure. Provides root cause variance explanations and highlights opportunities and risks.
  • Build and own forecasting process and provide financial information and guidance to all levels of management. Perform in-depth variance analysis between actuals relative to forecasts, budgets and identify and investigate any resulting variance
  • Act in dual role of project and technical analyst to initiate, collaborate on large scale process improvement initiatives within Finance, Retail and other channels of business.

Education & Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year university, with courses in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required Minimum of 1 year experience supporting financial models in programs, such as Adaptive Planning or Cognos/TM1. Experience with NetSuite is a plus. Advance knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; Access a plus. Detailed oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Experience in creating financial models, forecasting, and reporting with variance analysis.

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.