Senior Financial Analyst

Finance Hollywood, California


Description

The ideal candidate possesses strong business acumen and a dynamic personality to support the Manager, Finance in the analysis and planning; she/he will prepare, summarize, and present detailed KPI analytics and fact findings.  

This person will be required to meet critical deadlines, handling multiple tasks with shifting priorities, while maintaining organization and efficiency.  Experienced in KPI driven forecasting and planning, management reporting/presentation, and an ability to identify variance components and explanation is critical.  Key partner in helping team drive commercial results and deliver financial excellence.  In addition, the SFA will assist the team during the M&A process providing analysis and in due-diligence.

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:

  • Partner with leadership team in evaluating sales and marketing programs, perform ROI on marketing campaigns/programs, calculating customer lifetime values, geography, Industry, contract valuation, reviewing current pricing and product offering, and customer behavior analyses on churn and usage
  • Responsible in leading the annual budgeting/long-term planning, monthly forecast planning processes, and monthly reporting: 
  1. Work with business units to review revenue and expense rolling forecast assumptions; review, analyze and provide insightful and actionable data to the Business Owners on trends and forecast
  2. Prepare monthly revenue and expense variance analysis including explanation; actual vs. budget, vs prior year, and vs. forecast
  3. Responsible for budgetary and decision support validation
  4. Support the development and implementation of business strategies, operational changes, and decision forming processes
  • Develop and implement opportunities to streamline processes and enhance business and process efficiencies
  • Develop new reporting automation to reduce overall workload in monthly reporting
  • Responsible for generating daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly recurring operational metrics reporting to support Operations and Finance Team for monthly close
  • Other projects including ad-hocs as required  

 Job Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 4+ years’ experience in reporting and data analytics, including experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Advanced to expert Excel (multiple array, nested if statements, sumproduct, sumifs, index lookup, etc)
  • Intermediate to advanced Access Database
  • Experience with SQL is a plus
  • Experience in analyzing/summarizing large sets of data using Excel or Access Database with the ability to identify issues and make recommendations
  • Ability to data mine, manipulate raw data, and perform statistical analysis
  • Proven ability to function efficiently in an environment with multiple and shifting priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal
  • Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction
  • Accepts responsibility for actions and results
  • Strives for continuous improvement
  • Motivated, self-starter who builds rapport with other team members and departments