Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - Sr. Financial Analyst in Houston, Texas

Opportunity Details:

Overview & Responsibilities:


The Strategic Finance department exists to provide analytical support for cash management activities withinTreasury and to senior management for external and Board-related topics, as well as serving in an advisory role in the internal strategy creation process. The Strategic Finance Sr Analyst supports the Trust Fund Income, Corporate Finance, and Capital Structure processes. The role isacrucial part of this department, taking on the core analytical work on assigned topicsandserving as a liaison to other departments from which this group needs assistance.


50% Trust Fund Income Forecast/Backlog Analytics

  • Operate the company’s monthly trust fund income forecast models, which includes internal/external reporting processes, development of recommended forecast levels to market returns, reporting on contract accruals by duration, and monthly variances – trust fund income comprises roughly 20-25% of our company-wide EBITDA;

  • Develop knowledge of internal systems and contract data to secure, interpret, and report on variances to forecast trust fund or investment related data from our external vendors and internal point of sale record;

  • Work with the Strategic Finance Manager and/or a third party management consulting firm to initiate analysis of the company’s $10B backlog (trust investments and off-balance sheet insurance assets) and establish new ways to monitor and manage it.

10% Investment Performance Measurement/Analysis

  • Research and analyze relevant capital market and company’s investment data in detail such as mutual fund dividend, etc. Create new analysis tool/reports and related ad hoc reports through guidance from the Strategic Finance Manager.

10% Analytical/Modeling Services

  • Serves as a liaison to other finance/accounting departments which need supports from Strategic Finance Department on some areas and from which Strategic Finance Department needs supports on the other areas.

30% Strategic Finance & Capital Structure Considerations

  • Generate monthly Strategic Finance Package delivered to the company’s senior management which includes latest capital deployment results, leverage ratio analysis/share buyback recommendations, international valuations, etc.;

  • Support in developing recommendations and support for various strategic questions raised by external or senior internal stakeholders, including highly sensitive topics on behalf of individual Officers or Board Members;

  • Create modeling to extend or augment existing business processes with a strategic impact to the company (e.g., forecasting);

  • Assist in internal discussions on the company’s capital and debt structure, including quarterly calculations and recommendations on financing alternatives such as the timing and sizing of debt issuance;

  • Provide calculations and support for the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) level that the company uses as a hurdle benchmark for acquisitions and investment returns.

Requirements & Qualifications:


  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred


  • CFA or other Finance-oriented designation with exposure to corporate finance principles preferred


  • Five (5) years of advanced corporate finance or financial structuring experience

  • Experience with trust administration and/or investment management concepts and application

  • Demonstrated complex modeling experience in an Excel environment (build,maintain,and operate)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Analytical skillset

  • Professional mindset

  • Advanced Excel skills

SCI Overview:

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the relevant legislation. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

Service Corporation International est un employeur équitable, et s’engage à offrir des mesures d’accommodation en respect à la législation pertinente. Si vous nécessitez un mesure d’accommodation pour appliquer, ou pour participer au processus de sélection, veuillez aviser le département des Ressources Humaines.

Associate Requisition ID Req.43919

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Finance and Accounting

Type Full-Time

Job Locations US-TX-Houston