Senior Financial Analyst

Finance Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

As a member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team, primary responsibilities include supporting the commercial and operating team(s) including the global and regional product line leader(s) in all aspects of financial planning, forecasting and analytics, as well as developing and ensuring product and customer profitability, controlling expenses, and instituting process and controls including compliance, analyzing results, and developing monthly and annual forecasts. Requires comfort working in a demanding, global public company environment, driving initiatives to conclusion, with the ability to build strong relationships with the regional functional leaders, and finance partners. Ability to manage and lead projects across functions and move the company forward profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Provides insight, support and recommendations to business teams and works closely with the product line leader(s) across a wide range of activities as to how actions will impact short and long term objectives including forecasting and metrics tracking of performance vs. forecast
  • Analysis and review of multiple country, product line, brand P&Ls, sales reports, OPEX visibility, manufacturing variances, and controls including departmental expenses, working capital and monthly commentary
  • Co-ordinate, prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual financial estimates and provide monthly, and additional ad-hoc (as required), analyses on results
  • Prepare and lead financial aspects of the annual strategic and operating plans
  • Drive month-end close activities through reviewing expense accruals/prepays/contractual obligations by working close collaboration with the accounting team
  • Provide cross functional leadership to lead and improve key FP&A processes and execution with a focus on the commercial strategies, analytics and execution vs. forecast
  • Facilitate and provide input to efforts to achieve continual improvement of customer contract process, ensuring standardized design of agreements, analyses of selling margins, and protection of pricing flexibility
  • Lead special initiatives as required to support business unit goals. Conduct research on assigned projects/issues, identify course of action and make recommendations and execute as appropriate
  • Provide support on strategic initiatives including M&A activities, modelling and due diligence as required
  • This is an individual contributor role.

Specific Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills
  • Professional written and communication skills at executive level
  • Strong financial, analytics and business acumen
  • Demonstrated strategic, management, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Highly motivated and driven professional, able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously. Strong work ethic. Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to drive results at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint are essential
  • Experience with SAP, BPC, Anaplan and/other business consolidation systems
  • Strong compliance to company values & ethics

Experience

  • Minimum of five years' experience in a marketing or finance environment.
  • Must be able to assume a leadership role within the department and on special projects
  • Proven talent for leading multi-cultural and cross functional teams
  • Expertise with wide range of financial systems and tools including SAP, BPC and CRM systems
  • Global experience preferred but not required

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Math, Marketing, Finance or other related fields