Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Employer
Serco Group
Location
Herndon, VA
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Ref
1202445263
Hours
Full Time
Position DescriptionSerco is seeking a Senior Financial Planning Analyst in support of the Director, Financial Planning, who will utilize their data analysis modeling and reporting experience to help the organization understand financial results and plan for future growth. This role calls for a well-rounded performer who thrives in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Key attributes we are seeking for this role include both the willingness to dig deeply into details, as well as the ability to assess the big picture. The selected individual will consistently demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new information. The successful candidate will have a strong financial analysis background with significant experience in government contracting and financial planning and analysis applications. The Senior Financial Planning Analyst will work with the Director, Financial Planning to engage cross-functionally with business leaders and subject matter experts both inside and outside of Finance. Based in our Herndon, VA Headquarters, the person in this role will work closely with business finance to analyze financial and non-financial data as well as implement process improvements and participate in improvement initiatives related to finance and related business systems. The person in this role must have the ability to manage tight deadlines and have strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills complemented by excellent written and verbal communication skills.Responsibilities:This position is responsible for retrieving, analyzing and presenting data from our primary financial and planning applications, Deltek Costpoint and SAP BPC. This role requires proficiency with data analysis modeling, design and documentation. As a key member of the Financial Planning team, this individual will be responsible for the development of highly confidential internal reporting used by senior management throughout the organization to understand results and influence long term and strategic decisions. They will conduct business studies on past, future and comparative performance, identify trends, analyze and interpret data, conduct benchmarking and process analysis, and recommend actions supported by sound financial analysis. This position positively affects the company performance and positions the incumbent for future growth and development opportunities.Responsibilities of this role include:Support financial forecasting at the business unit level, report on financial performance for leadership reviews, consolidate and analyze financial data, and create operational metrics based on key performance indicators.Identify relevant insights and compile analytical reports and forward-thinking business unit forecasts based upon financial trends that enable others to make sound decisions.Assemble and summarize data through data mining and business intelligence to structure sophisticated reports and financial models for decision support.Increase productivity by improving current methods used in the collection of data, coordinating information requirements, developing automated financial reporting/forecasting tools, and creating standard and ad-hoc reports.Evaluate financial status and risks by analyzing actual results in comparison with budgets and forecasts while working closely with the Finance team to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support.Work with data sets to address difficult, non-routine analysis problems using sound statistical approaches.Make business recommendations with effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders through visual displays of quantitative information.Maintain working knowledge of our financial policies, Disclosure Statements and processes to assure understanding and manage potential impacts of changes to and developments for supported systems.Building successful working relationships with key functional and operational stakeholders.QualificationsRequires a Bachelor's Degree in area of specialty or equivalent and at least 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area.5 or more years of experience in a government contracting environment. Working knowledge of indirect rate structures, a plus.Experience in reporting and analysis using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) 10.1 strongly preferred and/or experience with Oracle EPM.Advanced Proficiency in MS Excel Required. Experience developing tools with MS-Access a plus.Working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint General Ledger and Project Ledger modules preferred.Ability to plan, execute and deliver on projects in a timely manner; plus the ability to multi-task on varying projects and initiatives.Very high attention to detail; organized and thorough with a desire for continuous improvement.Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team with a focus on high professional standards, strong follow-up and successful project execution.The position requires excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills. Stellar work ethic.Must be a citizen of the United States.Company OverviewSerco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the US military, numerous US Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).Job SummaryID: 36561Recruiting Location : Location: US-VA-HerndonCategory: Accounting/Finance/ContractsPosition Type: Full-TimeSecurity Clearance: None