Chick-fil-A, Inc.

COGS Financial Analyst

ID 2023-14959
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/2/2023 2:38 PM)
Number of Openings
Job Locations
Min. Exp. (Yrs)
Job Function
Accounting/Financial Services


The Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for providing support in the critical areas of Financial Planning and Enterprise Analytics for Chick-fil-A Supply and Bay Center Foods. This role will focus on understanding the needs of the business and helping to develop the strategy and financial modeling aligned with its objectives, coordinating with subject matter experts and key stakeholders to create solutions, defining, and providing performance goals and metrics, and creating/driving internal processes and systems to ensure appropriate due diligence is applied to business decisions.


About Chick-fil-A Supply

A wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Chick-fil-A Supply™ is a distribution service provider focused entirely on serving the unique needs of Chick-fil-A restaurants.  This position will provide multi-site, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) leadership for our network.

Due to steady, year-over-year sales and volume growth, combined with the complexity in our Restaurants, Chick-fil-A Supply supports current and future Restaurant needs through distribution innovation that extends the Chick-fil-A culture of care to those it serves, as well as those it employs.

The Chick-fil-A Supply distribution service network is comprised of two components:

  • Distribution Center – State-of-the-art warehouses that house supply for Chick-fil-A restaurants
  • Transportation – Growing fleet of delivery vehicles that supply Chick-fil-A restaurants


About Bay Center Foods

A wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Bay Center Foods, LLC is a state-of-the-art, highly automated and technology-focused food production facility that serves Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country.  Bay Center plays an important role in Chick-fil-A’s growth, enabling innovation to improve team member, and ultimately the customer experience. 


  • Conduct root-cause analysis on monthly Cost of Goods Sold for Chick-fil-A Supply distribution centers and Bay Center Foods manufacturing operations
  • Deep dive item-level profitability to understand trends and outliers
  • Partner with technical support and accounting teams to ensure item level costing report is validated and accurately ties back to P&L
  • Partner with parent organization’s shared services team to deliver financial support for the entity
  • Manage financial aspects of the business with a focus on financial sustainability of both the entity and the larger enterprise
  • Conduct analyses in support of FP&A for multiple Chick-fil-A Supply distribution centers and Bay Center
  • Assist with enhancements and maintenance of the financial model for our multi-site network
  • Prepare and ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reports, variance analysis, and othersupplemental reports
  • Obtain a solid working knowledge of the primary drivers of pricing and their impact on Cost of Goods Sold
  • Work cross-functionally across the organization to prepare monthly variance analysis commentary
  • Work with Accounting and Accounts Payable teams to maintain and update chart of accounts and expense mapping as business needs and reporting evolve
  • Assist with the budgeting, forecasting, and planning processes for multiple centers
  • Identify key business trends through benchmarking, KPI tracking and analysis
  • All other duties as may be assigned at leader’s discretion

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Finance or Business-related field
  • 4+ years relevant business experience
  • Excellent business communication and presentation skills
  • FP&A Experience in a multi-location organization
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with ERP Systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • MBA

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Level of Education

Masters Degree


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