Senior Financial Analyst

Loyal Source

POSITION PURPOSE

This position will provide mission critical, integrated, operational support for the MDE Accounting and Finance Department’s infrastructure essentials. The major support areas in this position are day-to-day operation of financial properties from handling budget preparations to analyzing financial data to improving overall efficiency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

• Assist the Director in financial analysis, revenue and expense forecasting and strategic initiative analysis.

• Assist in the development of the Quarterly Forecasts, Annual Plan, and the 5Y Strategic Plan.

• Assist in the monthly close process including variance analysis vs prior month, YTD, annual plan and quarterly forecast for MDE.

• Assist in regular financial reporting and presentation materials which are shared with Executive and Divisional Leadership that are timely and accurate.

• Provide valuable insight of the financial results that will be provided to Executive and Divisional Leadership

• Analyze financial data to provide quantitative and qualitative tracking/analysis of results against key performance indicators.

• Assist with the monthly invoicing process.

• Preparation of journal entries for revenue and subcontractor expense.

• Ad Hoc Analysis as needed to answer management questions on financial data.

• Assess process improvement opportunities that enhance the efficiency of the Forecasting and Planning processes.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• 5+ years of Finance/Accounting experience with financial planning & forecasting background

• Ability to work as a team player and collaborate across functions

• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

• Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft Office Applications

• Self-starter that adapts well to change in a fast-paced, maturing workplace

• Ability to tailor work approach from detail-oriented to strategic review, depending on audience

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SKILLS/ABILITIES:

• Awareness of business trends 

• Experience with analyzing financial statements 

• Experience with the month-end/year end close process 

• Accuracy and attention to detail 

• Communicates and works well with others in a team environment.

• Enthusiastic, competitive, results-driven and solutions-orientated with a strong work ethic and integrity.

• Superior organizational skills

• Ability to thrive in a challenging environment requiring high degree of deadline-driven productivity, commitment, adaptability, communication, initiative and follow-through.

• Effective time management skills, with strong organization and prioritization abilities.

• Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills 

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.

TECHNOLOGICAL ABILITY: Competent in the use of MS Powerpoint, Word and Excel. 

This contractor and subcontractor abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a)60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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