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Financial Analyst

Robert Half

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 18, 2021.

Ref ID: 04040-0011827288

Classification: Financial Analyst

Compensation: $65000.00 to $90000.00 yearly

Robert Half Finance is hiring outstanding candidates for a fast-growing company’s Financial Analyst position. In this Financial Analyst role, you will conduct financial modeling on a range of financial products and measure, analyze, and forecast performance in conjunction with operating plans. Additionally, you will be responsible for preparing reports for management and advising management on the allocation of resources to best accomplish objectives. As a key business partner on a dynamic team, you will work in areas including forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. In this Financial Analyst position, your duties will aim to support world class strategic and financial planning methods, build long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. On top of your primary responsibilities, you will also assist with operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This Financial Analyst role, which is a full-time employment opportunity, is located in the Houston, Texas.

Major responsibilities

– Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

– Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to ensure plans are properly executed

– Complete and direct forecasting reports

– Track monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources

– Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and if any actions are required

– Deliver valuable foresight and decision support by enabling effective Business Intelligence (BI)

– Work with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

– Collaborate with senior executives on strategic deep dives through the development of financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation, and prioritization

– Support Area/Segment-level Bookings on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis, as well as P& L forecasting

– The ideal candidate should be a highly flexible individual who is adept at managing expectations and comfortable with handling large amounts of information

– Analyze performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

Job Requirements:
– Skill with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

– Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience a plus)

– Strong problem solving and analytical skills

– BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

– Sound written and verbal communication skills

– Solid understanding of Ad Hoc Financial Analysis

– Microsoft SQL experience highly desired

– Strong familiarity with Profit Margin

– Adeptness in Microsoft Excel

– Trading experience

– Profit Loss experience

– Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

– Spreadsheet and ERP system experience preferred

– Experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

– 2+ years of experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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