Financial Analyst & Report Writer

The Wills Group
La Plata, MD
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Analyst, Finance
Full Time
The Wills Group was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in La Plata, Maryland. Our business lines include Dash In, Southern MD Oil, SMO Energy and Splash In, which serve our customers across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. We are a privately held company that values family, collaboration and dedication. We are currently searching for a Financial Analyst and Report Writer to join our Accounting and Finance team. The Financial Analyst and Report Writer is the bridge between data and the actionable report. They play a critical role in the Finance and Accounting department as they touch every aspect of the business. Therefore, they should have a strong understanding of the company as a whole. As part of the accounting team, they will also work closely with the Operations and Executive teams to ensure that all reported data is correct (we are not interested in a person who simply reports data and does not validate it) so being a team player is key. We are looking for a senior accountant who has strong experience in (1) full cycle accounting, (2) financial and management reporting including report writing, and (3) internal controls. An auditing background and a CPA (or progress toward obtaining one) are strong pluses, but not required. They will need to enjoy creating reports as opposed to simply preparing/running reports created by others. The candidate should be able to analyze data quickly, have an expert knowledge of Excel, and be obsessively detail-oriented. They must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be a self-starting and process oriented individual with a desire to build out and develop this position. At minimum, the candidate will be accountable for: Working closely with the Accounting, Operations and IT teams to develop financial/non-financial reporting, dashboards and business analytics for both internal and external useIdentifying financial trends and variance drivers by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans/forecastsImproving financial performance by analyzing and interpreting P & L results, working capital data and key operating metricsReconciling transactions as needed by comparing and collecting data At minimum, the candidate must possess: BS or BA in Accounting or Finance5-7 or more years of general accounting experience At minimum, the candidate must have applied experience in: Working with reporting writing solutions and toolsAdvanced expertise in ExcelSSRS report developmentFinancial reporting toolsReading, interpreting, and analyzing financial statements and related reportingAnalyzing monthly financials for key variances and errorsMaking recommendations and developing / implementing reporting to improve Company's reporting environmentCreating and explaining complex technology solutions to system usersUnderstanding user processes and challenges to build easy to use reporting solutionsDeveloping straight-forward solutions to complex reporting challenges The ideal candidate will also have: CPA certification (or is a CPA candidate)Public accounting experiencePower BI experience At minimum, the candidate must be able to demonstrate: Creativity and enthusiasm in embracing reporting technology as an agent for changeAbility to plan, organize and communicateStrong strategic analytic skills including analytic capabilities, project planning, problem solving, and organizational skillsResults-oriented and pro-active decision making who has the ability to analyze systems and diverse dataAbility to work independently and manage time effectively without close supervisionStrong project management and organizational skillsComplete knowledge and compliance with all company policies and procedures

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