Operations Financial Analyst

Cowan Systems LLC.
Baltimore, MD
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Full Time
Asset Operations Support - Operations Financial Analyst About Us: Formed in 1924 Cowan Systems is a privately owned company head quartered in Baltimore, MD and enjoys a history of excellence and quality in the transportation business.A' Today, Cowan's state-of-the-art fleet has grown to 2,100 power units and 6,500 trailers operating out of 40 locations nationwide.A' Due to continued growth, Cowan Systems, LLC is seeking the top talent in the industry to join our team. Cowan Systems, LLC is a National truckload carrier that specializes in providing high quality dedicated fleet services for companies requiring first-rate performance.A' Cowan Systems offers dedicated fleet services which provide a customized transportation package designed to meet the specific needs of the shipper, such as specialized equipment, strict timetables, and custom reporting.A' Our 100% supply chain solution includes local and long-haul trucking services, brokerage, warehousing, and driver leasing. Our recipe for success has always been our people, and after 90 years in business, we remain focused on attracting and retaining superior talent.A' We strive to recruit the most qualified people, while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.A' Cowan hires professionals with the aptitude and personality to consistently exceed our customers' expectations.A' We take great pride in our ability to provide progressive business partnerships within the rapidly evolving transportation industry. Cowan is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and stable work environment that promotes individual success, equal opportunity for learning, and professional growth.A' In our family-oriented environment, we treat everyone with dignity and respect.A' Through the emphasis of our team-work philosophy, we maintain a balance between professionalism and the ability to have fun. Our Mission: At Cowan Systems, LLC our mission is to provide logistics and transportation services that create value for our clients, suppliers, employees, and owners.A' We pursue our work with diligence, intelligence, and a high regard for the safety of our employees, stakeholders, and the general public. Our Vision: Cowan Systems is an industry leader and the carrier of choice because of our passion for service, best in class drivers, professional management team, commitment to safety, drive for innovation, and our culture of continuous improvement and quality excellence. Our Values: Safety of our team drives every decision we make An entrepreneurial spirit fostered by healthy work environments Fiscal responsibility Exceptional Customer service Job Summary: This position will report to the Vice President of Continuous Improvement and will have no direct reports.A' The Financial Analyst is responsible for identifying and assisting with resolving issues and managing programs impacting the financial health of the operation. The Financial Analyst will be responsible for recommending, developing, and implementing changes and new procedures based on the thorough review and analysis of our current policies, resources, operations, processes, and procedures.A' Facilitate and execute on all aspects of Operational Excellence including analysis in support of engagements and drive results for continuous improvement within all operations and business components.A' Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will have no direct reports. Job Duties: Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking. Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support. Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews. Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements. Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting. Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts. Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization. Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials. Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and Excel dashboards. Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of financial instruments, market conditions, and trends. Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models Grow financial performance through analysis of financial results, forecasts, variances, and trends. Create recommendations to be presented to management and executives. Develop financial models to support valuation, planning, and forecasting. Develop proforma P&L analysis/pricing for new business opportunities. Aid in the capital budgeting and expenditure planning processes. Conduct comparable analysis and market research to support internal financial analysis. Oversight and management of compensation and bonus plans. Management of Comdata account. Oversight of corporate travel program. Manage corporate purchasing program for office supplies and other expendable items. Demonstrate understanding of systems and interdependencies of processes that drive the business. Evaluate existing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and/or improvements. Analyze data and information to identify business opportunities and recommend updates to policies and procedures aimed at improving overall performance. Participate in the design and implementation of new processes or procedures that mitigate risks while resolving deficiencies. Successfully carry out internal and external reports on an as needed basis.A' Accurately update company and customer KPI reports. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Job Qualifications: 5 years of business finance or other relevant experience Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Statistics - MBA Preferred Strong quantitative and analytical competency Solid business acumen Self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills Understanding of and ability to analyze and improve operations and processes Proficient in Excel using basic functions and formulas. Ability to learn new skills, strong presentation skills Understanding of TMW, MS Office, Omnitracs, and other systems Ability to adapt and work efficiently in a collaborative, rapidly changing environment. Ability to structure, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer keyboard, and speak on the telephone. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds Competencies: Ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills Comfort dealing with ambiguity and the ability to work independently Experience working with, and presenting to, senior executives Excellent communication and presentation skills; be comfortable interacting with executive-level management Strong financial modeling experience Customer Focused Data analysis and Reporting skills Strong organizational skills, project planning and time management skills Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills #cs

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