Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

About the Department:

Based out of our headquarters in the West Loop of Chicago, U.S. Finance is comprised of several teams of professionals that oversee all internal financial planning and analysis activity, economic policy and franchisee financial support for McDonald's USA, LLC. The various groups within the department work together to provide in-depth financial reporting for both the Company and its franchisees, preserve the internal control environment, and plan for the various business unit's capital, G&A and operating income goals. In addition, teams provide economic analysis on new business introductions such as menu, equipment, and operating procedures and manage the investment portfolio for assets related to Company owned restaurants.

About the Opportunity:

This position offers a unique opportunity to support and gain exposure in the Real Estate and Development area of McDonald’s U.S. Business, which is one of the 4-"Ds" of McDonald’s Accelerating the Arches growth strategy.  The U.S. Real Estate Team works across the U.S. to locate exceptional locations for New Restaurants.  The individual in this role works directly with Real Estate Teams to analyze each location using multiple data points and provide meaningful financial analysis for each site.  In addition, this role works directly with each of the 10 U.S. Field Offices to provide analysis on sites that will be Rebuilt.  This role offers the opportunity to be the subject matter expert in real estate finance and support critical decision making for new store development and reinvestment.

Key Customers:

  • US Controller Group Teams
  • US Field Office Finance Teams
  • US Finance Leadership
  • US Real Estate & Development Teams
  • US Real Estate & Development Leadership
  • Global Business Services

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze economics of New Restaurants, by 1) modeling sales, cash flow, and returns and 2) providing insight into the relative risks and opportunities of those transactions. 
  • Influence decision making at weekly Real Estate Committee Meetings through effective communication of the financial returns of projects.
  • Evaluate Rebuild economics by leading the review of Incremental returns and collaborate with Global Business Services and Asset Management teams to incorporate US economic policies.
  • Continuously improve processes and communication between US Development, Technology, and Finance Teams.
  • Gain a deep understanding of U.S. economic policies to influence optimal decision making for our real estate portfolio and growth plans.
  • Leverage data and analytics to build reporting that communicates key portfolio metrics to executive leadership.  Reporting emphasizes insight into portfolio returns, development costs, and global development KPIs.
  • Lead ad hoc analysis and special projects to enhance our real estate and development finance strategies as well as opportunities for broader exposure to the U.S. Finance and U.S. Real Estate Development organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • 3+ years of Finance/Accounting experience
  • Exceptional analytical skills with attention to detail for high value decisions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written, to interact with all customers and levels
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment with remote workers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to anticipate customer needs
  • Strategic problem solver, ability to build quality relationships and work cross functionally and collaboratively
  • Curiosity and desire to understand broader business strategy with connections to real estate and development finance.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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