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Senior Financial Analyst (Business Partnering)

Description

Senior Financial Analyst


We have partnered with a premier Twin Cities company to assist them in adding a talented Senior Financial Analyst to their team. This employee friendly organization is recognized for providing excellent upward advancement opportunities while also providing employees a very healthy work-life balance.


About the Senior Financial Analyst Role:

The Financial Analyst, FP&A will provide financial reporting, analysis and decision support to both corporate & divisional departments as well as assist the overall FP&A department with consolidation, reporting, forecasting and analytics. This role is cost center and expense-focused and will have its own specific areas of accountability (e.g., specific corporate/divisional department(s) and/or expense line items). The successful analyst would be cross-functionally trained within the FP&A department.



Responsibilities:


Analysis and Decision Support:


  • Provide concise, effective and actionable financial results and analyses

  • Provide financial analytical support to departments, with a focus on capital and expense reduction

  • Develop and measure KPIs for Corporate & Divisional cost reduction initiatives and partner cross-divisionally to share best practices company-wide

  • Support overall Corporate FP&A department with ad hoc projects, including variance analysis and other business critical initiatives


Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting:


  • Key support on quarterly Business Alignment Meetings, Presentations, P&L modeling and ad hoc projects; Assist with company-wide preparation of monthly consolidated management reporting with focus on corporate & divisional departments

  • Help drive the execution, consolidation and reporting of different planning cycles, with a focus on process improvement, timeliness and accuracy

  • Assist with the annual budget and planning process, forecasts and short / long term range plans – with a focus on variance analysis / cause of change

  • Analyze and report monthly on variances to budget and latest forecast to help drive understanding of business results

  • Assist with critical process improvement initiatives with an eye towards ensuring strong operational controls, simplified transparancy and efficiency

  • Specials projects and assignments as needed




Requirements

Qualifications:


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 3+ years combined professional financial planning, accounting, or financial reporting experience

  • Strong foundation in accounting fundamentals

  • Consumer products, retail or manufacturing experience helpful

  • Proactive thinking and problem solver, who is intellectually curious and eager to deliver results

  • Strong attention to detail; exceptional financial acumen and analytical capabilities; and strong intellectual curiosity coupled with high standards for precision and organization

  • Dedicated, flexible and able to quickly adjust to changes in priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficient presentation capability

  • Highly accountable for full deliverable, regardless of what pieces are owned directly

  • Exceptional MS Excel and PowerPoint skills; Knowledge of SAP, Business Objects and Oracle Hyperion preferred

Job Snapshot

Location US-MN-Minneapolis
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 /Year
Store Type Accounting, Finance
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Company Overview

Creative Financial Staffing

CFS is a leading, employee-owned staffing firm—the largest one founded by CPA firms. With more than two decades of experience helping companies locate, attract and hire exceptional accounting, finance & IT professionals, CFS has unique resources to better understand hiring needs, attract higher-caliber candidates and assess candidate potential. Established in 1994, CFS today operates 30+ offices across 21 states and the Caribbean. Serving most major U.S. markets and beyond, CFS connects companies with candidates, from entry-level to executive level, temporary to direct hire and project support to interim management. Learn More

Contact Information

US-MN-Minneapolis
Snapshot
Creative Financial Staffing
Company:
US-MN-Minneapolis
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Accounting, Finance
Store Type:

Description

Senior Financial Analyst


We have partnered with a premier Twin Cities company to assist them in adding a talented Senior Financial Analyst to their team. This employee friendly organization is recognized for providing excellent upward advancement opportunities while also providing employees a very healthy work-life balance.


About the Senior Financial Analyst Role:

The Financial Analyst, FP&A will provide financial reporting, analysis and decision support to both corporate & divisional departments as well as assist the overall FP&A department with consolidation, reporting, forecasting and analytics. This role is cost center and expense-focused and will have its own specific areas of accountability (e.g., specific corporate/divisional department(s) and/or expense line items). The successful analyst would be cross-functionally trained within the FP&A department.



Responsibilities:


Analysis and Decision Support:


  • Provide concise, effective and actionable financial results and analyses

  • Provide financial analytical support to departments, with a focus on capital and expense reduction

  • Develop and measure KPIs for Corporate & Divisional cost reduction initiatives and partner cross-divisionally to share best practices company-wide

  • Support overall Corporate FP&A department with ad hoc projects, including variance analysis and other business critical initiatives


Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting:


  • Key support on quarterly Business Alignment Meetings, Presentations, P&L modeling and ad hoc projects; Assist with company-wide preparation of monthly consolidated management reporting with focus on corporate & divisional departments

  • Help drive the execution, consolidation and reporting of different planning cycles, with a focus on process improvement, timeliness and accuracy

  • Assist with the annual budget and planning process, forecasts and short / long term range plans – with a focus on variance analysis / cause of change

  • Analyze and report monthly on variances to budget and latest forecast to help drive understanding of business results

  • Assist with critical process improvement initiatives with an eye towards ensuring strong operational controls, simplified transparancy and efficiency

  • Specials projects and assignments as needed




Requirements

Qualifications:


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 3+ years combined professional financial planning, accounting, or financial reporting experience

  • Strong foundation in accounting fundamentals

  • Consumer products, retail or manufacturing experience helpful

  • Proactive thinking and problem solver, who is intellectually curious and eager to deliver results

  • Strong attention to detail; exceptional financial acumen and analytical capabilities; and strong intellectual curiosity coupled with high standards for precision and organization

  • Dedicated, flexible and able to quickly adjust to changes in priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficient presentation capability

  • Highly accountable for full deliverable, regardless of what pieces are owned directly

  • Exceptional MS Excel and PowerPoint skills; Knowledge of SAP, Business Objects and Oracle Hyperion preferred

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