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Reference # : 18-03181 Title : Business / Financial Analyst - IV
Location : Basking Ridge, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 11/08/2018  
Description: Responsibilities
The Finance Organization
At Client, we are building a world-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. We have begun a comprehensive program to streamline processes, enhance systems, realign the organization and add opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth. We're finding new ways to add value and provide strategic support. This is the kind of work we do. We want to build leading FP&A practices within Client, setting the stage to become the place any FP&A professional wants to work. You can become a catalyst for change.

FP&A Corporate and Business Unit Team
Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers. The Business Unit facing positions offer opportunities to drive better business partnering and insights, while growing your FP&A leadership and interpersonal skills. You are considered a business partner and your contributions will make a difference. You'll become involved in, but not limited to, pricing decisions and new initiatives to develop new products and services. You can have an impact on new business growth opportunities through development of business case scenarios.

? Own the development and communication of the plan and forecast, financial reporting, operational analysis and executive reviews for the Commitment View, budget vs. actuals and outlook, including market and segment level detail.
? Perform baseline analysis and review to develop the Zero Based Budgeting package targets at a budget owner level ? Provide support for the budget process negotiations between senior leadership and the budget owners and package team leaders by developing required reporting and analysis to enable discussions.
? Own the Anaplan and Hyperion Planning input for the budget process ? Own the planning and management of both the Hyperion planning and Anaplan budget input systems to ensure proper alignment ? Reporting of budget at the segment and package/budget owner level from both Anaplan and Hyperion Planning ? Develop the budget review leadership meeting standardization process ? Assist in the implementation of key transformation activities including 1SAP and PMR for budget related items/processes.
? Assist in the testing and buildout of segmentation within the new reporting systems to assist in key leadership decision making.
? Evaluate business results and serve as a functional expert to the business client to provide strategic guidance and insights during the analysis process.
? Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to complex business performance issues to define and execute action plans.
? Accountable for making decisions and recommendations to ensure the quality and delivery of all the products and services.
? Interpret and evaluate monthly analyses of business trends, including budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to identify areas of risk and opportunities and provide recommendations..
? Assess the impact of strategic financial decisions and present recommendations to leadership.
? Design, develop and implement methods and strategies to continually improve processes.
? Present and communicate to all levels of the business.

Must have:
? A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent work experience.
? Six or more years of relevant experience with a strong project management background.
? Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with proven focus on Excel and PowerPoint.

Ideally, you'll also have:
? A Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
? Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
? A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
? A high degree of analytical capability with the demonstrated ability to structure business case around a high-level strategic vision.
?Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deliver results quickly and by expected deadlines.
? Strong strategic skills, with the proven ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations.
?Perform quantitative and financial analysis on Client's business units at a granular level to identify key value drivers that influence value creation ? An advanced understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
? Demonstrated in depth understanding of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis.
? Knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting.
? Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.
? Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
? Experience leading large and complex team projects with minimal supervision.