• Sr Financial Analyst

    Job ID
    8623
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Francisco
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Finance/Accounting/Payroll
  • Overview

    This position will be responsible for complex financial processes which affect numerous positions and roles and will have material financial impact throughout the Company. Significant amounts of time spent will be in the organization and coordination of the budget, forecast and reporting. This position requires a strong analytical, organized business thinker who can resolve complex problems with minimal supervision. Creativity and desire to understand the PR marketplace is important in order to understand the business impacts to the company. This role will/may consult with all levels of management throughout every division and unit in the company, globally. All information received and produced is of a sensitive and confidential nature so integrity is required.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

    • Review monthly financial summaries (standard reports, variance analysis, performance recaps) and discuss financial highlights with business partners
    • Drive the annual budgeting process and monthly forecasting efforts for assigned organizational groups
    • Help to educate internal partners on the use and interpretation of financial reports, best practices, useful financial techniques and budgeting tools.
    • Lead and prepare analyses that aid in decision making and improving profitability and margins for the company.
    • Utilize data and perform quantitative analysis in evaluating metric performance, operations results, resource usage and variances
    • Review individual and consolidated plans (forecasts) for critical analysis and administrative review with manager
    • With direction from the Director of FP&A, create in-depth, specific and flexible value-added reporting for business leads and senior managers.
    • Responsible for driving the development of pricing and profitability models, contingency planning, process alternatives and variance analysis for assigned organizational groups
    • Projects encompass application of business and economic assumptions in analysis areas of personnel usage, payroll and fringe benefits, P&L, trending analysis, cost reduction strategies and capital improvements
    • Consult with internal partners to make informed decisions that meet Company business plans and financial targets set by management.

    Qualifications

    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • BS or BA in Accounting, Finance or Business. MBA strongly preferred.
    • Minimum 6-8 years of progressive experience in financial analysis, planning, budgeting and forecasting.  Heavy emphasis on operational finance and management reporting experience needed. Familiarity with relational databases and cube logic would be very helpful.
    • Customer Service orientation is a must.
    • Ability to multi-task a must – job requires juggling many competing priorities
    • Interaction with offices globally requires respect of cultural variances
    • Fast paced team environment (frequent tight deadlines, multitasking, etc.)
    • Proven ability to translate financial information to a non-financial oriented audience is critical
    • Ability to work independently

    Additional Requirements:

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required. Strong Excel skills a must.
    • Solid organizational and project management skills.
    • Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines.
    • Possess exceptional communications skills.
    • Client and business environment, Customer service orientation is a must. Job pressure may exist.
    • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion
    • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations
    • Strong presentation and consulting skills along with the ability to read, write and speak English
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

    Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

     

    Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

     

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