Senior Financial Analyst

AP Professionals
Published
July 10, 2018
Location
Rochester
Job Type

Description

AP Professionals has partnered with a publicly traded company located on the east side of Rochester, NY seeking a strong addition to their local “go to” FP&A team.  This team manages regular and ad hoc requests from business decision makers across the organization.  This role is a key contributor to the FP&A team, partnering with the business to achieve both commercial and financial objectives. Requests include: competition market analysis, new product margin analysis, rebate strategy analysis, pricing, and procurement strategy analysis. This local team supports decision makers’ from across the Americas region.  Regular presentation of summarized team analysis to be expected; this is a highly visible position within the finance team.  This is a fast paced environment, the successful candidate will have the ability to shift successfully between working in the details and helping with strategic direction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Partner with key commercial and finance leaders to develop detailed budgets and forecasts
  • Develop and maintain sophisticated ROI models to assess the impact of organizational investments
  • Proactively analyze business performance and make recommendations on investment opportunities
  • Develop and analyze the price / volume / mix impact of customer, brand and channel changes
  • Integrate applicable market data into internal financial plans, benchmarking against key metrics and developing market share projections by applicable segment
  • Develop, prepare, and analyze standard reporting packages / dashboards for the finance and commercial management teams
  • Develop advanced statistical forecast models to support the sales & marketing efforts of forecasting at a brand, customer and channel level
  • Create an in depth understanding of gross to net sales reconciliation, creating a clear pathway to bridge sales by brands, customer and channel
  • Actively monitors domestic and global economic trends at a macro and micro level and integrates those variables into company and industry specific analysis
  • Actively monitor existing FP&A processes and make recommendations to improve efficiencies
  • The candidate must display an ability to take large amounts of complex data and synthesize it into formats acceptable for executive consumption in order to facilitate the decision-making process

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong analytical skills in gathering large data sets and extracting actionable insights
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) as well as general PC expertise
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence systems
  • Experience with Hyperion suite of products required
  • Experience with Business Objects preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to independently research, analyze and interpret data
  • Extremely detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience dealing with multiple and competing priorities
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex financial data for senior executives of the organization and have meaningful conversations on the implications of that data

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting required
  • MBA a plus

EXPERIENCE

  • 5-10 years of experience in an FP&A or similar analytical role
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