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SR. Financial Analyst; Arcadia, CA

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posted Jul 22, 2015, 2:07 PM by Unknown user


POSITION: FINANCIAL ANALYST

Reports to: Corporate Controller

CA/FLSA Exempt



BACKGROUND:

The position of Financial Analyst is established to correctly measure, thoroughly analyze and clearly communicate operational costs, profitability, assist in the preparation, analysis, and distribution of the budget, forecast and actual results. The ideal candidate must possess strong business acumen and a dynamic personality as this position interacts with business teams on multiple projects to drive performance and support company initiatives. He/She will support the Corporate Controller in presenting detailed analytical recommendations to improve overall results. Knowledge of business concepts and financial statements are essential. 



RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Corporate Controller in preparation of long term / strategic planning analysis, budget and monthly operational reports and financial statements.

  • Assist in the evaluation of budget / forecast assumptions for reasonableness and consistency. Make sure the assumptions appear to be reasonable or consistent.

  • Guided by the Corporate Controller, work on the standard costs calculation process for budget and forecast when necessary. Identify high cost / low margin areas that need attention and identify opportunities to lower costs.

  • Gather current monthly data from various sources; check for reasonableness, consistency and errors; upload final data into the profitability database.

  • Prepare / update weekly and monthly reports by customer / product. Call the attention of Corporate Controller for any large changes in trends and continually review methodology to improve and enhance results.

  • Update and publish COGS analysis reports on a monthly basis and answer questions of non finance users related to information pulled from these reports.

  • Assist in preparation of monthly profitability reports package including actual to budget / prior year variance calculations. Identify root cause of the large variances in manufacturing / supply chain costs and present them to the Corporate Controller.

  • Prepare monthly analyses of product / customer profitability. Continually review methodology to improve and enhance results.

  • Prepare inventory and production planning reports; calculate months of stock for finished goods and raw materials. Review safety stocks by location on a quarterly basis and provide analytical support to operations team on necessary changes.

  • Conduct cost/benefit and/or breakeven analysis for various projects assigned by the Corporate Controller.

  • All other duties as necessary to assist the Corporate Controller with analytical support.








REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration. Master’s Degree in these fields is a plus.

  • Two years experience in data analytics; including experience in budgeting, forecasting and profitability analysis. Experience in managerial accounting is a plus.

  • Advanced MS Excel (Lookups, PivotTables, Sumif, etc.) and intermediate Access skills required as well as proficiency with Word and PowerPoint. SQL knowledge is a plus.

  • Experience analyzing large sets of data and the ability to proactively identify issues and make recommendations.

  • Detail-oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to understand detail level mechanics and the results, while retaining an ability to distill this information in such a way that non-financial people can understand the issue and the leverage points.

  • Motivated, self-starter who works well with other departments/personalities and has the ability to foster positive business relationships.

  • Strong analytical skills to understand the root cause of variances

  • Ability to ensure reliability and accuracy of regular reports.

  • Ability to handle deadlines and multiple projects concurrently.



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