Senior Financial Analyst

General & Administrative Seattle, Washington


Position:  Senior Financial Analyst

Location:  Corporate Headquarters (98108)

Salary:  $70,000 - $75,000

Schedule: Monday through Friday,  8:30am - 5:30pm
(additional hours when necessary)

FLSA:  Exempt 

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The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Position Summary

Experienced Senior Financial Analyst to join our team in Seattle. Ideal candidate will be a self-motivated business thinker with good critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, who not only completes assigned tasks, but identifies areas where an analytical mindset can add value and suggest new ways to approach opportunities. 

The Senior Financial Analyst works closely with senior business leaders, and is responsible for performing complex financial analysis to support the creation of the operating budget, financial forecasts, risk management and the strategic plan for the overall business. They also perform ad-hoc analysis, drive process improvement, support cross-functional projects, and partner closely with key stakeholders.  This position supervises the Budget Analyst.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop & implement effective budgeting and forecasting processes
    • Prepare annual budget & forecasts
    • Maintain a monthly forecast of revenues and expenses
    • Build financial models for new business ideas
    • Work with business Budget Analyst to create ROI for current products and project proposals
    • Provide reports to support Board of Directors and Board Finance Committee
  • Consolidate, analyze & report on financial data
    • Provide relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of financial data against historical, budgeted, and forecasted results
    • Monitor variances, investigate inconsistencies, identify trends, and recommend appropriate actions
    • Prepare ad hoc financial reports, charts, tables and other exhibits as requested
    • Perform monthly budget variance analysis with department & project managers
  • Facilitate the integration of business processes, people, and technology, in order to identify, configure, and communicate useful information
  • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives
  • Support Risk Management program


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field required; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years financial forecasting & modeling experience
  • 5+ years statistical analysis
  • Strong analytical skills combined with disciplined project management skills
  • Proficient in the use of and maintenance of databases and software applications, including Excel and SQL
  • Ability to create & maintain metrics dashboards for various businesses
  • Strong process improvement skills; ability to develop solutions that are scalable
  • Ability to effectively communicate across the organization, adapt to various management styles and financial experience levels, and clearly articulate ideas but more importantly, willingness to listen to others