Financial Analyst

Finance Hollywood, California


Description

The role of this position is to support the FP&A group in the analysis and planning of j2 Cloud Services.  The ideal candidate must possess strong business acumen and a dynamic personality as this position interacts with senior management and business teams on multiple projects to drive performance and support company initiatives. She/he will present detailed analytical recommendations to improve overall results. Knowledge of business concepts and financial statements are essential.  This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and the capacity to work on his/her initiative.  

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and maintain monthly revenue rolling forecast and provide actual vs. budget and target analyses with explanation, including Forex to USD impact
  • Assess and track key performance indicators and perform trend analysis to build sound forecasting
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and monthly rolling forecasts:
  • Prepare monthly global consolidated financial package for assigned line of business
  • Work with business unit management to review assumptions, including evaluating historical results to determine business trends and influencers
  • Review, analyze and incorporate historical trends into forecast as required, prepare actual vs. budget schedules and maintain files to ensure proper roll up of all departments and G/L accounts
  • Prepare and monitor departmental expenses
  • Partner with business team in evaluating sales and marketing programs, performing value-added ad-hoc analyses, calculating customer lifetime values, reviewing brand strategies and special projects as required
  • Develop and implement opportunities to streamline processes and enhance business and process efficiencies and assist with the integration of newly acquired entities
  • Develop systems and business models to reflect current and future business needs
  • Audit work for accuracy and constantly striving towards error-free reporting
  • Assist on M&A as required

 

Job Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA or progress toward (preferred, but not required)
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in reporting and data analytics, including experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint, must be an Excel expert
  • Must have experience analyzing large sets of data and the ability to proactively identify issues
  • M&A experience preferred but not essential
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction
  • Accepts responsibility for actions and results
  • Expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals
  • Strives for continuous improvement
  • Meets agreed-upon deadlines on team assignments and commitments
  • Motivated, self-starter who builds rapport with other team members and departments