Sr. Analyst

Location: New York City, New York
Date Posted: 02-23-2017
As the Sr. Analyst, FP&A, you will serve a pivotal role in financial planning and decision support, working across all departments to provide a wide range of financial and decisions support information to senior management and department VPs. 

The responsibilities of the Sr. Analyst, FP&A include oversight and preparation of budgets, forecasts, month-end reporting and analysis, operational and management reporting, trend analysis, and ad hoc analysis to support management decision-making for new initiatives. The Sr. Analyst, FP&A will support the SVP of Finance & Accounting in preparing and reviewing a variety of complex financial data and will maintain and update the marketing/sales financial models and forecasts. He or she will review actual vs. forecasts, investigate material variances, develop tools for improving the forecasting and actual results and roll them out to the executive and management team. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong financial and accounting background, have a good understanding of overall business operations and will enjoy working on very complex and critical projects. 

Planning process – Direct the compilation of business unit plans and present analyses of forecasted amounts in relation to actual results and previous forecasts, and expectations. Highlight and understand major assumptions and their effects on the budget/forecast. Perform sensitivity analyses to assess reasonable range of outcomes. 

Financial modeling – Prepare comprehensive financial models with an integrated set of financial statements, assumptions (such as revenue, margins and working capital requirements) and metrics. Analyze past results and future outcomes in conjunction with market analyses to develop recommendations for changes in model assumptions. Perform sensitivity analyses to assess reasonable range of outcomes. 

Financial analysis – Present analyses on forecasts and trends. Analysis for forecasts includes identifying, understanding and communicating changes in forecasts. Trends must also be identified, often by thorough data analysis. Expectation for this individual to identify cost savings opportunities for the Company. Financial analysis also encompasses leveraging tools to quickly access data and present meaningful, concise information. 

Business analysis – Prepare executive summaries for topics such as market analyses, macro-economic conditions and financial metrics. These types of analyses require an ongoing understanding of key markets, competition and economic conditions. They also require an understanding of how these factors affect various aspects of our business, as well as our relative position in markets. Identifying and conveying key influences on our businesses and trends is expected. 

Process improvement – Continuously develop systems and processes. Evaluate current processes, identify best practices, develop plans to reach goals and implement improvements. 

Project support and ad hoc requests – Projects may include return on investment analyses for major projects and other analysis. 

Education – Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or other related field, MBA preferred 

Experience – 3-5 years of experience in a senior finance and/or accounting role.

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