Financial Analyst

Location: Rockville Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract
Contact: Aliannette.Moyeno@hirestrategy.com

Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst to join their team in the DC metro area. The ideal candidate will helping establish new, actionable, operating metrics, budgets, forecasts and reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the annual P&L budgeting process and subsequent monthly/quarterly forecasts across shared services
  • Performance management through monthly variance analysis of budgeted, forecasted and actual financial performance, clearly interpreting and documenting variance drivers
  • Assist in identifying and implementing financial and operationally relevant Key Performance Indicators and dashboards across area of responsibility
  • Work in concert with sales operations in supporting the sales teams with analytics and measurement around strategic initiatives.
  • Proactively develop the supported functional areas proficiency in interpreting and acting on financial/quantitative metrics to improve organizational performance; assist in developing and measuring action plans
  • Execute ad-hoc financial/quantitative analysis and various reporting requests in support of the business
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current principles and methodologies in financial reporting; profit planning, cost accounting and profitability analysis best-practices as they apply to service organizations


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, Accounting
  • 3+ years of finance experience
  • Variance analysis of P&L statements
  • High proficiency in MS Office, particularly with Excel (Pivot Tables REQUIRED) and PowerPoint
  • Functional knowledge of financial reporting systems and methodologies for reporting using business intelligence tools
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with a strong ability to efficiently communicate financial results to both financially and non-financially oriented persons
  • Initiative; originate productive actions without specific instructions; generate new ideas, processes and approaches to meet business needs


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