Finance Specialist - Business Operations Finance
Location:
Los Angeles , California
Posted:
September 23, 2017
Reference:
1700032A
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Job Summary

Prepare complex financial reports and analysis for business unit management personnel at all levels. Provide other finance support and special projects as required. Train financial analyst and work closely with Accounting Manager – Finance in developing reports and models to improve the business operations.

Essential Job Functions
  • Prepare monthly budget variance analysis and forecasting reports and provide recommendations.
  • Prepare monthly key performance indicator metrics reports and provide analysis on trends and drivers.
  • Develop financial and business models to provide the business additional insight to make decisions on improving the business.
  • Prepare and review special projects and initiatives to provide critical feedback to business partners.
  • Perform consolidation and analysis on annual strategic and financial planning.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports, analysis and conduct special projects as necessary.
  • Analyze underlying business factors that drive expenses within the department.
  • Provide critical feedback on capital appropriation proposals.
  • Conduct financial review of vendors and review Capital Appropriation Proposals.
  • Lead process improvement projects.
  • Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Must have passed 1 CPA or CMA exam or have completed 2 MBA or Master courses. Six Sigma Yellow Belt preferred.



Experience Requirements

External candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of prior Accounting or Finance experience. The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.


Special Skill Requirement

Advanced Excel skills including working knowledge of pivot tables, macros and functions. Proficient in Access and SAP. See Accounting/Finance Department Competency Matrix for additional requirements.

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasion walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum, seeing, speaking, and hearing.


Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment.

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