Financial Analyst - Business OperationsApply
This position will serve as the primary contact with business unit management in the tracking, review and analysis of Business/Product Development and Operations expenses, as well as the full Digital Distribution P&L in connection with the budget and estimate processes, the monthly close and special project informational work as needed by the business units. This position is responsible for monitoring and summarizing all revenue-related expenses to ensure proper and timely recognition of all financial information.
The individual in this role must effectively partner with all supported business units, and other teams in the Finance Department to ensure proper and timely recognition of all financial information, and enable the business units to make the most informed decisions.
Manage and review the processes and resulting reporting information surrounding the consolidation and issuance of all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting needs for Business/Product Development and Operations expenses, as well as P&L responsibility for Digital Distribution. Ensure proper and timely recognition of all related revenue and expense information, and facilitate the flow of information to senior management. Work with the team in reviewing the financial position for each business unit, the variances from prior estimates, budgets or years, meaningful interpretations of business trends, and related risks and/or opportunities which need to be addressed.
Present the financial position of business units, meaningful interpretations of business trends, and the related risks and/or opportunities which need to be addressed. Review monthly analyses of cost center transactions and Balance Sheet accounts. Work closely with business units to track and project full-year revenue, cash and expenses.
Assist and guide department heads through the annual budget and monthly forecast processes for P&L and cash for all cost centers and pertinent business plans. This includes explaining variances between budget, estimate, and prior year and summarizing details for each period.
Strategic Analyses and Special Projects
Develop expert knowledge of all business units and use gained knowledge to initiate improvements within Finance and the business units. Provide strategic analyses pertaining to long-term strategy for supported areas and department heads.
Work closely with Vice President, Business Operations & Expense to function as overall contact and financial liaison to each business unit for related revenue and expenses. Ensure that the departments have all of the information needed to make timely and effective decisions on a daily basis.
Provide customer service seeking ways to best resolve relevant issues, i.e. responding to inquiries from employees and vendors regarding company policies and procedures, the status of payments, and transactions which affect the general ledger. This includes using sound business judgment, knowledge of procedures and interpretation of policies in working closely with employees and vendors to ensure prompt payment.
- 2 – 4 years financial planning/reporting and/or general ledger analysis experience preferred
- Previous finance experience supporting operational business units preferred
- Strong leadership skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work in a self-directed and empowered team environment.
- Firm understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; knowledge of JD Edwards E1, Cognos TM1 and Tableau desirable.