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 Controller. He/she is responsible for tracking the profitability of all active grants, as well as preparing budget reconciliations at the conclusion of a program. The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Controller 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

  • Prepare profitability analyses for each project following the conclusion of a grant
  • Meet with department heads to determine the staff labor hours required to complete a project and load profitability tool at launch
  • 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 Controller 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 Controller and SVP, Finance & Operations
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality in all matters pertaining to Finance and Human Resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills