Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

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Senior finance analyst provides analytical support, which requires strong excel skills to be used in manipulating and analyzing large data sets.

Senior Finance Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensuring compliance with corporate accounting and US GAAP
Provide support and analysis related to Financial and Management Accounts variance / trend analysis (actuals v budget), makeup of specific costs
Functions at an advanced level by planning, organizing, and coordinating accounting and/or rate activities to meet established objectives and schedules including analysis of reports, journal entries, and other data
Monthly reporting of results with value-added analysis
Identification, tracking and evaluation of business impact of key performance indicators
Assisting business unit with business cases and decision analysis projects that are impactful to the business
Prepare and analyze regular financial reports, in particular monthly variance analysis report and state of accruals
Collation, analysis and submission of various calculations
Support other teams within the department/ other functions in providing responses to various information requests and analysis
Responding to a significant amount of ad hoc queries, and analysis as required

Senior Finance Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Finance Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, MBA, PMP, CFA, ACCA, CIMA, US, CA, APICS

Education for Senior Finance Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior finance analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, MBA, Education, Business/Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics

Skills for Senior Finance Analyst

Desired skills for senior finance analyst include:

Excel
SAP
US GAAP
SQL
Accounting
Microsoft Office
Analysis
Evaluation
MS Excel
Modelling and forecasting with strong analytical skills and attention to detail

Desired experience for senior finance analyst includes:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong commitment and drive to continuously exceed expectations and lead change
The incumbent for this position should possess the ability to work well with high degree of autonomy and with minimal supervision
The candidate must have the ability to think independently and take the initiative required to recognize opportunities, maximize output and effectively resolve issues in a deadline-sensitive, fast-paced environment
Possesses effective meeting and time management skills
Able to build effective working relationships with individuals at all levels
Ability to prioritize and complete several projects simultaneously

Senior Finance Analyst Examples

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Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior finance analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior finance analyst
  • Provides proactive support in rates process, variance analysis and forecasting
  • Provide meaningful analysis for all P&L items, take full ownership for the products and tasks assigned
  • Decision support for its business partners through value add analysis, thorough understanding and contribute inputs to risk and opportunity reports
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to support regional and global commercial projects and initiatives deep-dives into specific Affiliates to support the regional sales team
  • Provides proactive support in budget process, SROP process, variance analysis and forecasting
  • Providing supporting documentation for month end accounting entries such as accruals for rebates and incentives, month end revenue and cost of goods sold reconciliation
  • Good attention to detail to review multiple P&L’s and drive value with the project managers/directors and provide value add variance analysis reporting
  • Perform deep dive analysis
  • Develop strong working relationships with entity finance staff central budget, accounting, contracting managers, reimbursement and staff
  • Anticipates business needs and develops analytical data to support decision making
Qualifications for senior finance analyst
  • Proficiency with working with digital ad servers preferred
  • Create ad-hoc financial models as required
  • Must be able to adapt in fast paced environment with heavy data manipulation and quickly changing submission dates
  • Proven experience of delivering budgets and forecasts
  • Experience of working in a multinational company / matrix environment
  • Minimum 4 year experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or related college work preferred
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Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior finance analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior finance analyst
  • Assists in budget process and other finance/controlling analysis as needed
  • Integrate analytic reporting into Cognos Express to develop high quality analysis, Micro Strategy, Power BI
  • Assist in evaluation of promotions and stylist productivity metrics
  • General analysis to provide cost saving measures
  • Assistance Marketing and Field Development on analysis of their spend
  • Assist with accounting and forecasting processes for NURS entity
  • Solves problems and develops new methods of analysis to streamline and support decision making
  • Develop and utilize financial analysis tools to identify and evaluate financial and business opportunities and risks
  • Reporting - Timely, effective and accurate monthly operations Dashboards, reporting of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Work with business partners to provide financial data on R&D claims for submission to Revenue
Qualifications for senior finance analyst
  • High competency level with MS Office – especially Power Point and Excel
  • Working knowledge with ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and accurately with all levels of personnel
  • Must be able to work independently and adapt to the changing needs of the division
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Access, with experience in macros an asset
  • Knowledge of Online and Mobile businesses is an asset
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior finance analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior finance analyst
  • Lead the monthly budget variance analysis process
  • Develop strategies for identifying needed granularity, acquiring new information, and aligning disparate systems for analysis
  • Conducts complex financial, accounting or planning analyses of various functions such as budgeting, forecasting, capital expenditures programs, financial planning and consolidations
  • Ad hoc analysis to support Business needs
  • Preparing various journal entries for the monthly accounting closes, including by-title cost allocations, YouTube episodic revenue allocations, and accruals
  • Perform detailed variance analysis of Advertising and Promo expenses
  • Brand P&L preparation and Profitability analysis by Brand/Category vs PY, Plan, LO
  • Detailed variance analysis of Sales Data, Gross Margin, Advertising and Promotion Expenses
  • ROI analysis for various marketing programs
  • Participate in team sessions to identify and create process improvements to drive efficiency and accuracy in the month end close, plan, and forecast process supporting expense management
Qualifications for senior finance analyst
  • Ensure the accuracy of Financial Control outputs, by ensuring processes adhere to compliance and control disciplines as outlined in the Accounting Standards Manual and other Group policies and procedures (performing deep dive on Ops suspense reconciliation, manual journals
  • Proficient in MS Office and applications (especially Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Expert knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles, an knowledge of Hyperion application
  • Must demonstrate initiative, proactive, commitment, judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to understand and detect business issues and their impacts on business goals and objectives
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Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior finance analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior finance analyst
  • Provide effective analysis of confidential individual dealer financial situations including continuity planning and make improvement recommendations which contribute to financially sound and successful dealer operations
  • Prepares financial and business related analysis and research in such areas as expense performance, product profitability, headcount productivity, market trends, foreign exchange exposures, rate of return, and investments
  • Participates in the consolidation and analysis of the annual operating plans
  • Analyze business lines by accounts, categories, perform trend analysis, identify and correct mapping errors and address root cause issues
  • Build underlying P&L trend analysis and support Business Leaders with their full P&L responsibilities to drive profitable growth
  • Monthly close activities including account reconciliations, G/L analysis and journal preparation utilizing Business Intelligence tools
  • Review and analyze capital expenditures and projects
  • Meet all financial reporting requirements for the Business Group, BTS HQ and Corporate
  • Serve as collaborative business partner to the supported areas and help to identify and drive process development and improvements within the organization
  • Report to FP&A Sr
Qualifications for senior finance analyst
  • Lead continuous cost improvements, and track savings
  • Minimum 3-5 years in Finance/Project portfolio/ Management Reporting experiences, having an accounting designation or working towards a designation (CPA/CGA/MBA) would be an asset
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accountancy or equivalent
  • Experience working with financial system reporting environments (i.e., IBM TM1, Cognos, CRISP)
  • Commercial finance experience is an advantage
  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or Finance, MBA preferable
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Senior Finance Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior finance analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior finance analyst
  • Perform ad hoc business analysis
  • Assists with special projects relating to operations analysis, acquisitions, dispositions, and other finance / operational projects
  • Assist team leader with pricing and commercial analysis on deals
  • Providing ad hoc information and analysis as required
  • Brand P&L preparation and Profitability factor analysis by Brand/Category/Segment vs PY, Plan, LV
  • Support for all planning cycles (Plan, Update, LBE and LRP) and monthly actual reporting for Fermentation and MSA (Abbott/Mylan) business segments representing $250MM in annual sales, support of new business
  • Develop accurate and consistent financial data and present such data in a clear and concise manner, while utilizing and developing business partnering skills
  • Responsible for Ops FP&A Planning submissions for HC, Key +/-, Sales by Product and Receivables/DSO and Balance Sheet
  • Hold monthly financial and LBE reviews with Fermentation, MSA and New Business Development Teams
  • TM1 Maintenance and Reporting/Planning – Responsible for ensuring product and customer hierarchy are accurate for the Fermentation business segment
Qualifications for senior finance analyst
  • Perform monthly analysis of business unit performance and trends, and prepare various financial reports thereon (including benchmarking of operational metrics)
  • Assist the EURAF Finance team on a periodic basis with specific business unit tasks including month-end close, forecasting
  • Knowledge of large-scale data mining and reporting tools
  • 4 Year College Degree in Tax, Accounting, Finance or Audit
  • 5+ years working experience in a Tax, Accounting, Finance or Internal Audit position
  • Ability to build effective teams and develop direct reports by providing challenging and stretch assignments

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