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Financial Analyst in Lansing, MI at AF Group

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

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SUMMARY:



The Financial Analyst is responsible for preparing, reviewing, and interpreting historical financial data, financial projections, and results for the Enterprise. Prepares the monthly and quarterly Financial and Enterprise Services Scorecards. Consults with business units to support business development studies, economic evaluation, and planning functions. Prepares complex presentations, advising management and senior management of various financial models and recommendations.



RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:




  • Prepares monthly Financial Scorecards for each operating unit and the consolidated enterprise.
  • Works in conjunction with operating units and departments to define metrics, drivers and other relevant data.
  • Prepares quarterly forecast updates and semi-annual long term forecast updates and corresponding analysis.
  • Prepares ad-hoc or on demand forecasting as requested by senior management.
  • Responsible for budget or forecast variance analysis and corresponding recommendations or re-forecasts.
  • Contributes to the Enterprise's specialty budget & reforecast process.
  • Maintains budget and forecast information.
  • Evaluates profit and cost efficiencies in various areas of the organization as needed.
  • Develops, maintains and distributes ad-hoc reports and financial models as needed.
  • Participates in departmental planning process including vision, objective, goal and profit plan development and monitoring.

    This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.





    EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:



    EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT

    EXPERIENCE:



    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field or the equivalent in relevant coursework and experience. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required. Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged.



    EXPERIENCE:



    Two years experience in general accounting, finance, or budgeting and planning in a large, growth-oriented company.



    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:




  • Knowledge of financial management and forecasting, which includes risk analysis, forecasting basics, financial analysis basics and SVA.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Access skills are required.
  • Strong knowledge and application of forecasting models.
  • Strong human relations, analytical, problem solving, influencing and decision making skills required.
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to complete and present reports and presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.



    WORKING CONDITIONS:



    Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards.

    The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.



    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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