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Financial Analyst

Company: Strategic Staffing Solutions
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

INTRODUCTION The Financial Analyst conducts simple to semi-complex analyses and provides recommendations based on the results of the analysis conducted. The analyses may include general and routine financial and operational issues and problems. The services provided include but are not limited to examination and review of studies performed by lower level Financial Analysts. The Financial Analyst participates in preparing detailed reports to show sources of information and explain the basis for conclusions; making recommendations on the basis of the analysis and evaluation; creating and tracking budget to actual across multiple years; and execute with supervision or as a part of a team a month-end close process that includes variance analysis and forecasting.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As a part of a team or under supervision prepares strategic financial modeling, annual target setting, and annual business planning process for enterprise
  • Recommends, develops, implements, and monitors simple to semi-complex financial and operational policies, guidelines, processes, procedures, internal controls, and performance measures
  • Assists higher level Financial Analysts with the development of multi-year operating and capital plans, reserve forecasts, and long-range financial strategies
  • Develops, implements, monitors, and ensures compliance of financial and operational performance measures based on guidance and instructions provided by the supervisor
  • Analyzes and reviews as a part of a team or with guidance from higher level Financial Analysts prior year expenditures, grant balances, and fund sources and prepares detailed financial forecasts, cost projections, and recommendations based on actual results
  • Prepares, provides, and responds to routine and non-controversial requests and inquiries regarding financial, expenditure, revenue/fund status, appropriation transfers, supplemental appropriations, and variance reports to management to enable financial and budgetary monitoring and control
  • Evaluates monthly financial and operational performance against plan, prior year, and forecast
  • Identifies and advises higher level Financial Analysts or on occasion, agency or departmental staff on budget overruns, revenue shortfalls, and other financial problems; recommends options and solutions; and works with the supervisor to resolve problems
  • Draws charts and graphs, using computer spreadsheets, to illustrate technical report
  • Compiles and analyzes accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
  • Assists with the preparation of budgets using actual financial and operational results, historical data, and trend analysis; Verifies completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Provides recommendations for any corrective action needed
  • Prepares and examines budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations
  • Implements, monitors, and ensures compliance of financial and operational performance measures
  • Evaluates monthly financial performance against the plan, prior year, and forecast
  • Prepares, provides, and responds to requests and inquiries regarding financial, expenditures, revenue/fund status, appropriation transfers, supplemental appropriations, and variance reports to management to enable financial and budgetary monitoring and control
  • Identifies and advises on budget overruns, revenue shortfalls, and other financial problems by agency
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc financial analyses and reports to maintain expenditure control
  • Performs cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods
  • Meets with appropriate contacts to discuss proposals; Recommend modifications
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Skilled in:
    • Identifying, synthesizing, and evaluating simple to semi-complex budget related issues and assignments, consolidating information from a variety of sources, and selecting appropriate analytical approaches
    • Consulting with Agency management officials on budgeting and financial issues
    • Applying knowledge of financial and budgetary concepts, policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, principles, practices, laws, regulations, guidelines, and methods
    • Presenting concise financial and operational information (orally, written, and/or using PowerPoint or Word) to a variety of audiences
    • Use of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and / or other office suite software packages)
    • Use of Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables, V-lookup, H-lookup, charts, tables, and / or other related software packages) functionality
    • Communicating in writing clearly and effectively, demonstrate this skill by rendering technical details and reports in a form readily understandable to management and the public
    • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
    • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with personal contacts in a business-like, customer service-oriented manner, and maintain favorable public relations
    • Use of large, complex, multi-departmental financial systems, and demonstrate the knowledge required to interpret resulting financial and accounting reports, summaries and budgetsEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's in Accounting of Finance - provided by Dice

Keywords: Strategic Staffing Solutions, New Orleans , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , New Orleans, Louisiana

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