Learning Without Tears
  • 13-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for the consumption and analysis of large volumes of data; identification and articulation of key trends and related financial impacts; modeling of a variety of business scenarios; and, delivering clear, insightful, and timely reporting to leadership to drive better data-driven decision making across the organization.

Job Duties      

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the education market, LWT's business model(s), related operational cost structures and effective cross-functional relationships.
  • Prepare insightful reporting and analysis that is distributed routinely and in a timely manner, and is customized to the audience (group, group leader, executive team and the Board).
  • Analyze data and transform it into actionable insights that will be communicated routinely to business leaders in easily understood terms and presentation.
  • Track, report and analyze on key performance indicators in a timely manner.
  • Support the Finance & Accounting team in the development of tools, systems and processes to support data mining, customer reporting and effective workflow of inter-departmental financial and operational information; leveraging a variety of applications/tools (NetSuite, SQL, SugarCRM, Excel).
  • Assist the Financial Planning and Analyst Manager in creating and implementing a planning process, inclusive of the business operating plan, capital expenditure plan, cash plan and compensation plans.
  • Collaborate with group leaders in the preparation of forecasts.
  • Analyze and track financial results against plans and forecasts.
  • Prepare competitive business analysis and evaluate the impact of long-range planning, new initiatives and strategies as needed to support the Financial Planning & Analyst Manager and LWT.
  • Perform monthly close duties as it relates to CMS/accounting software integration and reconciliation; event, product and business unit P&L reporting; and variance analysis versus forecast.
  • Perform monthly Sales variance analysis versus forecast and help identify actionable items.
  • Review financial reports to ensure accuracy of results and that they are compliant with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and tax authorities.
  • Provide other analytical support on an as needed basis.

Required Education/Skills     

  • B.A. or B.S. Finance, Business or equivalent work experience. MBA preferred.
  • 4+ years related experience in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3+ years related experience performing advanced financial analysis, forecasting and modeling in a Corporate Finance, Consulting or Investment Banking environment.
  • Experience in educational product industry preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and financial analysis skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at once while completing quality work on a timely basis and within frequent, tight, deadlines.
  • Experience organizing and interpreting complex, detailed financial data and presenting findings in a manner appropriate to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience and comfort working with sensitive & confidential information; exceptional ethics and judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience developing and maintaining relationships across a variety of internal and external stakeholders at various levels of management.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel, intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS PowerPoint, and working knowledge of all other MS Office products.
  • Experience with ERP and accounting software (NetSuite or similar) preferred.
  • Extensive experience with data mining and SQL, SSRS.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
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