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SmarterTravel, a Company, offers travelers a portfolio of travel sites to help them find the right trip at the right price. We are a team of passionate professionals who push and drive and innovate like a start-up, but we also have a track record of success and we benefit from being a part of a large, public company.
SmarterTravel is looking for a self-starting, detail-oriented Senior Financial Analyst to join a growing Financial, Planning & Analysis team. This role will partner with varying constituents across the organization to develop Budgets, Forecasts, Reporting, Analyses, Metrics, Financial Models and Processes to drive financial transparency. The Senior Financial Analyst will draw heavily on their financial modeling and system skills to provide financial insights to help drive financial decision making that yields maximum, long term value for the business. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded performer who thrives in a fast paced and demanding environment, embraces a collaborative work style and possesses a clear customer and operations focus, with a passion for business support. If you are a change agent, thought leader and builder, this is a great role for you!
As the a member of the financial planning and analysis team you will build strong business partner relationships with key leaders responsible for designing, building, and maintaining SmarterTravel’s website portfolio
Contribute to the Operating Plan, Budget and Monthly forecast processes in key functions of the business, including the aggregation of necessary data, development of supporting models, coordination with Business Leaders to determine assumptions, and completion of key metrics, reporting and benchmarks.
Support core processes regarding monthly results and quarterly earnings. Analyze financial and operational data; develop and deliver reports to business segments.
Prioritize and implement actions against key dates and deliverables ensuring compliance with tasks, deadlines and accuracy of deliverables from business partners
Resolve issues and/or inefficiencies in process by probing and looking beyond symptoms to determine underlying causes to problems and issues
Ability to develop relationships across the organization, influence other teams and design collaborations to drive results, improve process efficiency and accuracy of plan
Prepare and manage monthly P&L reviews and forecast updates
Develop analytics to determine if business team is meeting objectives
Provide ad hoc reports and analytics as needed by business leader to present to Senior Leadership Team and other stakeholders, including the CFO
Work with other finance and business team members to prepare ad hoc analytics and reports
Prepare financial analysis and support on M&A activity as needed
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required
Master’s Degree preferred
4+ years of experience in financial planning, budgeting or forecasting, or in a related finance function
Strong relationship building experience with ability to guide and influence key business unit owners
Thorough knowledge of Excel and its data and analysis tools
Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Essbase skills a plus
Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, with a demonstrated passion for using data to drive decision making
Extremely organized with the ability to contribute to multiple projects within tight time lines
A team player, able to step in and help out other members of the team when needed
An inquisitive nature, someone who wants to explore variances and understand the root cause
An individual who is able to work effectively in a complex, changing environment and to adapt to change while focusing on key goals and objectives
Maintains a positive, achievement-orientated attitude
In addition the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:
Grasps the essence of new information; recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development; seeks feedback
Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information.
Good business judgment when making decisions and always considers the relevance/impact of each decision on the business
Clear communication through expression of facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner
Exhibits integrity though fair and ethical behavior toward others and a demonstrated sense of corporate responsibility and commitment.
Treats colleagues and partners with respect: considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people
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