Senior Financial Analyst

  • Location
    Deerfield, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Financial Analyst
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842887_2653157

General Summary: This position will be responsible for all weekly and monthly variance reporting, budgeting and forecasting, extensive financial and data analysis and projects involving the Company’s Finance department. The successful candidate must enjoy working with data sets but also have the ability to understand the business implications of the data and communicate recommendations to senior management.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, highly analytical individual that can work with minimal supervision. 
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:   
Provides complex financial analysis support to product, marketing and management teams on a regular and ad hoc basis that includes cost/benefit analysis, opportunity/profit analysis and product forecasting. 
Performs monthly and year-to-date variance analysis for actual results to budget and forecast. 
Prepares monthly management financial reporting package including P&L, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows and related variance analysis. 
Assists with the development, implementation, automation, and maintenance of budgeting, general, and cost accounting systems. 
Assists in the analysis, preparation, and presentation of financial reports and statistics to management. 
Ensures that financial statements and budgets of each legal entity are correctly stated, including comparison of actual results to budget on a monthly basis. 
Reviews and recommends enhancements to financial reports and finance processes as needed. 
Coordinates financial data and activities in the preparation of periodic audits by external organizations. 
Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
 
Experience and Education: 
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required. CPA certificate, MBA or FP&A Certification a plus. 
SQL or SAS (Statistical Analytical Software) skills, with ability to conduct extensive data research and manipulation of large datasets a plus. 
3 or more years of Financial Planning and & Analysis experience preferred 
Must enjoy working in a fast paced; high volume and ever changing work environment. 
 
Required Skills, Abilities, Soft Skill Factors: 
Ability to understand, modify and build complex financial models. 
Strong computer/systems skills. 
Ability to utilize standard software applications to include MS Office suite with emphasis on Excel. 
Solid verbal and written communication skills.