Financial Analyst

Employer
Accountemps
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Analyst, Finance
Hours
Full Time
Ref ID:04580-0010037911Classification:Financial AnalystCompensation:$23.00 to $27.00 per hourAccountemps is on the hunt for a Financial Analyst to join an expanding company in the Government industry. Some of your responsibilities in this role include running financial modeling on a number of financial products and measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans. Other tasks include advising management on the allocation of resources to best achieve objectives and preparing reports for management. You will join a dynamic team as a key business partner in areas including forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. This Financial Analyst role, which is a short term temporary employment opportunity, is based in the Alexandria, Virginia, area. Responsibilities - Work with the Accounting group to lead the monthly and quarterly close process - Perform extensive research on the underlying internal and external drivers that are affecting performance and trending - Become embedded within the Marketing and Customer Success organizations. Establish trust and quickly understand the key drivers of the business, economic trends and core metrics - Power the strategy and business planning process - Research performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities - Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required - Work with contacts in Accounting, Recruiting, People and Operations to support business plans - Work next to senior executives on long-term deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation, and prioritization - Watch over annual performance by comparing actual results to their expectations - Become proficient in and apply econometric and statistical methods to forecasting - Create effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and recommendation support - Present analytical support during New Year readiness/Year End planning cycle - Keep up weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment level Bookings and PL forecasting- Understanding of Hyperion reporting products required - Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and computer skills (prior experience programming is highly sought after) - BA/BS degree from a top-tier university with strong academic performance - 2-5 years of experience in a highly quantitative role - Excellent communication and organizational skills - Experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role) - Excellent problem-solving skills - Financial planning analysis (go-to-market experience preferable) or experience at a top investment bank desirable - Contracts experience - Contract negotiation experience - Foundational knowledge in purchasing - Government contracts experience - Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentationsAccountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills - helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune(R) magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.Contact your local Accountemps office at 888.670.5403 or visit www.accountemps.com to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.All applicants applying for US job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. (C) 2017 Accountemps. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.