In a few words…
Who said we have an opening for a Financial Therapist? Fake news!
As our Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for assisting the accounting team with their accounting needs and also for performing general accounting and financial reporting functions for local management and external reporting. You will also provide support on transactions related to SSAE 16 and internal controls. You’ll be helping to prepare and analyze financial budgets, forecasts and reports, and assist the Finance Director with reporting the Company’s financial status to the President by preparing and analyzing financial executive summaries and reports.
You will be privy to confidential information and must maintain confidentiality of all financial therapy sessions and Company data.
The fundamentals for the job…
- Your job is to develop, consolidate and analyze budgets and quarterly forecasts for assigned division/companies, and also includes monitoring of reported results vs. projections and variation analysis.
- You will develop and maintain various financial models and standard templates distributed for use by all of Finance during the planning processes, ensuring quality, accuracy and a focused analytic review.
- You will provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the company’s performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making in regards to achieving the budget and strategic plan.
- Prepare monthly expense account analyses and provide variance analysis for management review. Also, along with Senior Accountant and Junior Accounts, identify and recommend expense reduction plans or options.
- Assist the accounting team with accounting needs.
- Performing general accounting and financial reporting functions for local management and external reporting.
- Provide support on transactions related to SSAE 16 and internal controls.
- Discuss and explain financial statement results to Finance Director on a monthly basis
- Analyze data to ensure proper accounting procedures were followed.
- Draft finance executive summaries (including reports with KPF, fluctuation, variance) and present them, as requested.
- Assist with new business processes and research.
p Support Finance Director on developing finance staff members.
The bold requirements…
- Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. (In lieu of a degree, equivalent relevant experience may be considered.)
- A good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- 4-6 years of experience in financial accounting (preferred).
- CPA is an added plus+.
- You must be able to hold important information in confidence. Like, seriously.
- We anticipate you will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Good communication and presentation skills are never superfluous, so bring those too.
- A solid work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude will do wonders around here.
- You’re likely an independent worker and an analytical/critical/strategic thinker who is a talented researcher; an innate data analyst who can resolve complex problems before most of us are able to muster a “what?”
- Accounting Cycle and terms are your abc and 123.
- Whether it is apparent or not, you’re innovative. You never try to get shun a responsibility or point to someone else as the one that’s accountable. You shine when working in teams and others shine right along with you. You can plan like a Caesar, especially when it comes to fiscal planning.
- You are excellent in presentations and have shown to have top problem-solving skills. You are detail-oriented and have a costumer-service focus. And did you know that you are highly adaptable?
- Computer proficient, familiar with Microsoft Office products, and Internet experienced.
- Must be able to communicate effectively (read, speak, write, add, subtract, count forwards and backwards and beyond) in English and Spanish.
That something extra we´d love to see…
- Integrity: You don’t have a single dishonest or disloyal cell in your body. Down to the marrow, you can be trusted. Some people find this quality unexciting, but it’s as rare as element 115 and just as precious.
- Negotiator: You navigate difficult conversations towards productive outcomes. You are driven to achieve the elusive win-win (or else, lose-lose). You have a certain aplomb that can take control of a situation and drive decisions.
- Responsible/Accountable: You take responsibility, own up to what you say and what you do. When you commit, you are as good as your word.
- Passionate: Perfectly energetic engine at work, putting their passion to good use; these are great salespeople. The record shows they can sell a lighter to the Devil.
- Team Player: You are detail-oriented to the Nth degree, yet you also manage to see the big picture. You are easy to relate to and get a deep satisfaction from working hard with others to achieve goals.
The above description is not intended to limit the scope of the job or to exclude other duties not mentioned. It is absolutely not a final set of specifications for the position. It’s simply meant to give readers an idea of what the role entails.