Location: Los Angeles, CA
We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to support project financial performance; budgeting and reporting requirements of the firm which incudes routine timely and accurate financial reporting, Ad hoc financial analysis, and the annual budgeting process.
Responsibilities- Financial Analysis & Reporting:
•This position will partner with the operations teams (group leaders, practices leaders, project managers) to prepare annual group and project budgets, prepare monthly forecasts and ensure that proper reporting tools exist to help operations deliver upon their financial and strategic goals
•Provide insightful analysis for group leaders and practice leaders, including monthly actual to budget reviews, variance analysis and preparation of project and group forecasts
•Manage and improve Excel models for the groups supported to assist in company’s managerial financial reporting, analysis and budgeting
•Support and directly work with the business to help them reach their financial objectives and profit goals on their projects
•Analyze and interpret trends, costs, revenues and financial commitment to predict future revenues and expenses.
•Plan and execute the annual budgeting process and provide various financial modeling as needed
•Coordinate with project managers to build scope change management, monitor and maintain target cash flow, invoicing and profitability for all projects, and update internal monitoring tools and document control processes •Review and approve project financial forecasts prepared by project teams
•Perform variance analyses and forecasting to identify high risk projects
•Track issues and help drive resolutions for risks identified
•Prepare and submit accurate reports on all major issues and monitor client comments for all projects
•Work in partnership with billing team members and Project Managers to oversee and support the monthly invoicing process
Qualified professionals will have:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA/CPA Preferred; experience in professional services industry is preferred
•Minimum of 5 years in Finance or Accounting (including 2-3 years in an FP&A role)
•Advanced Excel including data analysis via Pivots/Charts, high volumes of data, V/H-Lookup, Sum If, Arrays, and data modeling
•Strong written and oral communications skills
•Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines; highly organized
•Project management skills – ability to manage several projects simultaneously with accurate and timely results;
•Ability to establish working relationships with people at all levels of the company
•Very proactive; must show willingness to take on additional responsibilities without having to be assigned
•Must have experience in the areas of budgeting, management reporting, forecasting and long range planning Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.