Principal Financial Analyst

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Financial Analyst

Principal Financial Analyst

Capital One currently has multiple Financial Analysis opportunities available across various Finance Teams within our Richmond, VA office.

As a Principal Financial Analyst, you will work for a company that invests in ways to tell stories, view trends, and diagnose results in a more compelling and visual nature. You will have the opportunity to partner with business customers on driving strategic business direction that leads to sustainable performance and you will be asked to challenge our current well-managed processes to be more proactive, effective and efficient.

As a Principal Financial Analyst, you will:

  • Develop and build forecasting models, research financial and economic trends for specific projects, and provide technical solutions for business analysis.
  • Develop cost models to be used in individual area analysis.
  • Forecast important business variables, generate monthly/quarterly business reviews, analyze both historical and forecasting results, and make business recommendations.
  • Develop methodologies and processes that provide transparency of costs and cost drivers to recipient businesses, and analyze current financial results to identify and address evolving business issues and opportunities.
  • Provide management and business clients with project statuses.
  • Perform reporting and analysis to support presentation and ad-hoc requests.


The role requires strong communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and influencing skills in order to effectively:
  • Articulate outcomes of analysis and relevant insights
  • Partner with business leadership to assess the financial implications of ongoing efforts to grow the organization
  • Develop presentations to communicate business and analysis results to senior leadership audiences


Responsibilities:
  • Financial analysis and reporting: accurately analyze/explain key cost drivers and monthly variances, suggest actions to the business and manage the regular reporting process
  • Budgeting, forecasting and Profit & Loss (P&L) management
  • Business presentations: Assist in development of presentations to communicate analysis results to senior audiences, clearly articulate outcomes of analysis to leadership teams
  • Ad-hoc requests and special projects
  • Independently manage and prioritize workload


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years' experience in financial analysis
  • At least 3 years' experience with financial modeling
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Master's Degree in Finance
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) license or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • 4+ years' experience in financial analysis
  • 4+ years' experience with financial modeling


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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