MS - Financial Analyst

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
3-6 months
From:
Peoplesourcer
Place:
Georgia
Date:
11/25/2014
Country:
flag_no USA
project ID:
813099

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Position Description:

This position exists to prepare and present accurate, timely, and relevant financial reporting, planning and analysis companies International division, much of which is strategically focused. This FA serves as a business knowledgeable advisor by supporting management in the development, preparation and presentation of both short and long-range financial plans and/or operating budgets for International businesses.

Responsibilities include: preparation and development of the budget and long-range plan, monthly forecast deliverable including consolidated variances and scorecards. This position requires a wide degree of initiative, solid analytical experience, proficiency in excel/Powerpoint and Hyperion Financial Tools, and strong communication skills.

The FA will report to the Director of Finance. Forecast, Budget and Long Range Planning team with the regions and operations in the planning, coordination and preparation of the divisions forecasts, budgets, and long range plans.

Prepare financial statement consolidation

Assist in the preparation of budget presentations

Prepare consolidated variance analyses that identify the business drivers behind the variances; proactively identify opportunities and risks for the business

Communicate, assist and meet with finance executives and regional partners during forecast, budget and planning processes to ensure proper information flow and offer advice in completing the departments forecast schedule

Continue to improve the efficiency of current forecast/budget process and associated reporting

Pro-actively support CP&R, divisional P&R, Tax, Legal, Operational and Financial Management or other departments as appropriate Analysis & Reporting

Perform variance analysis on Actual results to Forecast, Budget, and Prior Year

Work with operations and regional finance team to understand drivers of variances, report effectively in a timely manner

Assist in the creation of trend reporting- allowing complete visibility into the drivers behind the trends and identifying potential R&Os

Understand and regularly report existing R&Os

Develop relationships with regional finance teams and operations clients to gain better understanding of the business and potential variance drivers

Develop and generate complex reports on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis using various applications (Excel, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, iRamon)

Focus on efficiencies in all reporting and process (existing and newly created)

Proactively develop ad hoc financial analyses to provide management and clients with accurate information to make informed decisions

Effectively lead financial discussions with various levels of management to communicate financial results and reports- ensure associated reporting is effective as well

Assist with the creation of monthly scorecards clearly showing business drivers and other relevant information to assist Sr. Mgmt in their understanding of the state of the business

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years accounting and/or finance experience involving forecasting and budgeting

  • At least 2 years experience in a role with demonstrated strong analytical, organizational and technical skills

  • Advanced MS Office skills - Excel, Word and PowerPoint Strong verbal, presentation and communication skills Hyperion Financial tools, including Essbase

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Working on masters degree or CPA, and International experience is preferred