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Robert Half Financial Analyst - Entry Level in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Description

If you have a background in finance and strong communication skills, The Finance and Accounting Contract Talent Team has a role for you as an Entry Level Financial Analyst.

In addition to measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans, you will conduct financial modeling on a variety of financial products in this Entry Level Financial Analyst role. In addition to advising management on the assignment of resources to best complete objectives, you will prepare reports for management. In this role, you will serve as a key business partner in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. As the Entry Level Financial Analyst, you will be expected to successfully support world class strategic and financial planning methods, build long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Additional aspects of this role consist of operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments.

For immediate consideration for this position, Please contact us at 248-205-5580 and ask for a Talent Solutions Professional.

Key responsibilities

  • Keep tabs on monthly and quarterly performance through the comparison of actuals versus expectations, ensuring that business partners handle their resources

  • Compile and supervise forecasting reports

  • The ideal candidate should be a highly flexible individual who is adept at managing expectations and comfortable with handling large amounts of information

  • Propel monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions necessary

  • Have a thorough understanding of internal and external drivers and be able to explain how they are impacting performance and trending

  • Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to see the proper execution of plans

  • Deliver valuable foresight and decision support by enabling effective Business Intelligence (BI)

  • Analyze performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Work with senior executives on strategic 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

  • Endorse weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings as well as P& L forecasting

  • Work closely with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close processes

    Requirements

  • Able to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

  • Skilled in Spreadsheet and ERP system

  • Background in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly valued (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience recommended)

  • Experience with financial data management processes & systems, e.g. Oracle/Hyperion/SAP Business Objects/SFDC/Tableau- BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Excellent written/verbal 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)

  • Forecasting experience preferred

  • Knowledge of financial analysis

  • Accounting Functions experience

  • Solid understanding of Ad Hoc Financial Analysis

  • Proficiency in budget forecasting

  • Proven knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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