Senior Financial Analyst
Looking for a team-based culture and an exciting opportunity with a team of professionals? Come join the American Petroleum Institute (API)! As the Senior Financial Analyst you will provide data analysis and financial modeling support for various programs and projects across API. Our ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, program management skills and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment. You will be responsible for: Providing data analysis and financial modeling support to departments across API including pricing models, return on investment calculations, project analysis, and other analysis as needed Providing creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance Conducting business studies on past, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models Identifying trends, advise company and recommend actions to assist with business decisions Assisting the Controller and Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting, in managing all activities related to the annual budget and forecast for API, including coordinating timelines, providing advice and technical assistance, and reviewing budget proposals for accuracy, completeness and conformance with guidance Preparing budget analysis for allocated overhead cost pools and accumulate and maintain budget work papers Monitoring the budget and any changes/budget transfers for accuracy and conformance with API policy. Assisting with reviewing budget to actual variances and unspent/uncommitted balances Preparing analysis for key budget areas for review by others, such as significant vendor contracts and program areas including periodic projections prior to Finance Committee meetings Coordinating projections on a periodic basis and prepare associated cost calculations and allocations Assisting with the financial components of the contracts and commitments process and staff in preparation, administration and financial review Participating in the year-end closing and new year set-up processes including areas such as analyzing committed contract balances and other key contract attributes Preparing other ad hoc analysis and other special projects as requested If you are our ideal candidate, you will possess the following qualifications: Bachelors' or Masters' degree in accounting or a related field with 7+ years' experience in budgeting, contracts, general ledger, and financial statement review Strong data analysis and financial modeling skills required including comfort with building models from scratch Strong analytical skills in financial statement analysis and ability to explain variances and financial concepts to others in a simple, easy to understand manner Knowledge of automated accounting software and MS Office products necessary. Advanced Excel skills required Ability to work independently, monitor projects from start to finish and meet tight turnaround times Experience in application of contract terms and vendor negotiations strongly preferred Experience with non-profit organizations strongly preferred About API The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million US jobs and nearly 8 percent of the US economy. API's more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation's energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans. Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs. Learn more about API at www.api.org As an API team member, you will enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, a generous PTO plan with paid holidays and a great working atmosphere. This job outline describes the typical accountabilities and requirements of the position and should not be construed as an all-encompassing description of every duty performed by or expected of the incumbent. API is an EOE M/F/D/V.