Senior Financial Analyst
Saint Louis, MO
Senior Financial Analyst Job description
What You' ll Do:
You will be a key person in the Finance team. The Senior Financial Analyst will partner directly with the COO, SVP Finance, IT Analysts, sales & business operations teams to serve as a key liaison between finance and IT on the key cycles of planning, forecasting, reporting as well as enable the organization to improve to the next level. The successful candidate will become a trusted business partner, putting more emphasis on pro-active planning and followed by on-demand reporting.
Roles & Responsibilities
Engage with budget owners, gather financial planning details and help facilitate target setting for the fiscal year as well recommits.
Conduct forecast review meetings, engage data-driven conversation, provide the explanation to variances, make recommendation pro-actively as needed to ensure execution to sales initiatives and spending guidance, and facilitate accurate reporting from operating and financial systems.
Produce monthly forecast, track actual execution against commit, collaborate effectively with other team members and communicate results.
Provide managerial reporting by programs and initiatives, and assist with forward-looking planning.
Load financial details in financial systems for fiscal year budgeting, recommits and monthly close.
Participate in weekly reporting and month end closing with ad-hoc reporting as required.
Who You Are
You are a dedicated team member who works independently, is highly motivated, and who takes initiative to move forward with minimal guidance. You have strong communication that allows you to collaborate with individuals at all levels. You have excellent organizational and time management abilities which enable you to produce high quality work product.
You hold a Bachelors' Degree in Finance or Accounting with 4+ years of Finance/Accounting experience or Master' s degree with 3+ years' experience. Knowledge of US GAAP and its application.
You bring excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with proven financial planning & analysis skills, and the ability to execute. You can establish and meet timelines.
You have prior experience with Budget vs. Actual variance analysis. Expert in Excel and PowerPoint.
You bring strong systems and tools skill set to the team. SQL experience preferred.
You have a passion and strength in MS Excel modeling.