Financial Analyst

Title: Financial Analyst

Dept: Accounting

Reportsto: Director of Finance

FLSAStatus: Exempt

Summary:

Responsiblefor financial planning and decision support, working across numerousdepartments to provide a wide range of financial and business decision supportto operations, finance and executive management.

Responsibilities could include coordination and preparation of forecasts,month-end reporting and analysis, operational and management reporting,business analytics, trend analysis, and ad hoc analysis to support managementdecision-making for new and existing initiatives.

PrimaryFunctions:

FinancialForecasting and Analysis

  • Assist in preparation monthly financial forecasts for both the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.
  • Help prepare, analyze and summarize weekly, monthly, and periodic reporting and analysis for use by operations, executive management and Private Equity investors.
  • Leverage tools and systems to quickly access data and present meaningful, concise information to various levels of management.
  • Support the preparation of analysis, commentary, and presentation materials for monthly business review meetings including both financial results and business initiatives.
  • Assist with the approval and monitoring processes related to capital expenditures.

AnnualBudget

  • Assist department managers with their detailed expense budgets and consolidate into a total company view. Challenge expense requests to ensure alignment with business initiatives and ROI.
  • Help preparation of the budgeted balance sheet
  • Help in the preparation of the annual Budget Packet presented to Executive Management and Private Equity Investors.

Specific JobSkills:

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with knowledge of financial systems and database applications such as Microsoft AX, Access, SQL, COGNOS, PowerPoint, data warehousing, data mining, business intelligence, and other financial systems.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of business operations including ability to analyze and perform root cause analysis on business trends and detailed data.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to communicate and present results to different audiences at various levels throughout the organization.

Educationand Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Requires minimum of 1-2 years experience in corporate FP&A, finance, Accounting or related area with Retail experience preferred

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