Financial Analyst - Prime Education

Finance Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Position at Prime Education

The Financial Analyst is a member of the Finance Department and reports to the Manager, FP&A. He/she is responsible for preparing budgets for all grant proposals, providing department-specific budgets for awarded grants/contracts, tracking the status and profitability of all active grants, and preparing budget reconciliations at the conclusion of a program. The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Manager, FP&A to ensure that all financial reports are produced accurately and in a timely manner. This individual will also work with each department to ensure that the company’s financial and accounting processes are communicated clearly and effectively. 

Position Duties

  • Develop accurate and timely project budgets for grants/proposals and input detailed budgets into customer grant portals.
  • Develop key statistics, on a per-budget basis, to highlight profitable and fair market value price points.
  • Use company-specific and overall market data to help drive financial decisions.
  • Assist and work directly with the Business Development team to develop program concept estimates.
  • Manage, oversee, and consistently update shared documents in collaboration with other departments.
  • Prepare profitability analyses for each project following the conclusion of a grant.
  • Update weekly KPI reports sent to management and parent company.
  • Meet with department heads to determine the staff labor hours required to complete a project.
  • Make recommendations to leadership with regards to where the companies’ resources are most efficiently allocated based on profitability and the labor required to complete projects.
  • Support the Manager, FP&A with the development of accurate and timely project budgets for grants and research proposals.
  • Perform monthly P&L variance analysis on an account and project level.
  • Compile back-up documentation to assist in milestone and final reconciliations of grants.
  • Monitor grant expenses on a project level to ensure relevant expenses are accrued on a monthly basis in accordance with the project budget.
  • Contribute to yearly budgeting and forecasting activities at the direction of the Manager, FP&A and SVP, Finance & Operations.
  • Assist in tracking, updating, and amending revenue on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Assist in the month-end closing process including balance sheet account reconciliations, reviewing AR aging, and preparing GL account re-classes.
  • Ad-hoc projects and reporting using Microsoft Excel.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel; NetSuite experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality in all matters pertaining to Finance and Human Resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Light physical effort ( carry up to 20 pounds)
  • Occasional to frequent walking and standing
  • Occasional lifting of supplies/equipment
  • Manual dexterity for efficient regular/daily use of computer, keyboard, printer and office equipment
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching