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Financial Analyst - Business Planning

JOB SUMMARY
Support the product teams in all matters related to business and budget management. Prepare, refine, review budget and forecast models, track purchase orders, and manage accruals for product initiatives. Function as the financial expert for the various business functional groups that are managed within the role. Assist in technical role in the refinement & implementation of budget and forecast models, in concert with the requirements of the finance and accounting organizations.

The successful candidate will have an insatiable need to make sense of things and will find solutions to eliminate tedious/manual work. The ability to translate a dynamic problem or system onto paper or into Excel by organizing a structured model, calling out assumptions, calculations and results. Additionally, breaking down tasks into manageable steps by creating plans towards your objectives and keeping yourself on task will be a key to your success.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the internal and external customer experience

Executes the month end close process across the region to include (but not limited to):
  • Ensure all monthly accounting entries are complete and accurate
  • Review and tag monthly general ledger and invoice reports to a unique identifier and period of performance
  • Evaluate operating expense accruals to ensure accuracy and completion
  • Coordinate pre-close review process
Assists in the coordination and development of annual operating expense budget and quarterly forecasts

Provides financial analysis and support for assigned business units:
  • Coordinate gathering and pressure testing of relevant facts around monthly operating expense variances to budget/forecast across the region’s business units
  • Review and provide commentary or present summary results for monthly operating expense to understand the correlation of expenses associated with monthly activity
  • Evaluate CPRs submitted for approval relative to available funds and/or published CPR approval guidelines
  • Summarize and present results in an easy to understand manner and make recommendations for operational and/or financial performance improvement

Makes recommendations for business and/or operational process improvement based upon analysis of data and existing processes. Analysis categories may include headcount/staffing, consulting services, capital labor, travel & entertainment, and/or other relevant operating or performance analysis

Special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed and performs other duties as requested by manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Solid financial management skills including forecasting, budgeting, and planning
A keen business acumen
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and anticipate and meet deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

Education
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related equivalent experience

Related Work Experience

3+ years of general ledger accounting work experience
3+ years of financial analysis, budget and forecasting preparation experience
3+ years of industry related Accounting work experience preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Self-motivated, with mix of entrepreneurial and controllership skills
Strong knowledge of MIS, with heavy emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of JD Edwards general ledger software

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment, some travel

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