Senior Financial Analyst
DESCRIPTION: Our client, a Connecticut based Fortune 100 company, currently seeks a Senior Financial Analyst to join their finance team. This position involves many different aspects of financial planning and analysis and will provide you with the opportunity to work on a multitude of special projects and analyses. If you are looking to take your career to the next level by working with a group of top-notch professionals from whom you can learn from and continue to grow professionally, this is an opportunity worth exploring. This position offers consistent exposure to executive management and is a critical function in the company's business. The company has a long track record of providing promotional growth opportunities to its employees and offers a tremendous benefits package including 100% paid MBA plus bonus upon completion, pension and 401(k) plans, health insurance and more.
NOTE: Candidates must be either U.S. citizens or Green Card holders. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Responsibilities include: provide critical analysis and insight to upper management, including the preparation and analysis of financial measurement data and key performance indicators for one of the company's largest divisions; evaluate the financial risks/rewards of proposed contracts and long-term agreements; perform benchmark analysis of various commodities and materials in an effort to identify areas of potential cost savings; prepare forecasts, budgets and variance analysis for major operating expenses; special projects and strategic initiatives as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting; 4-8 years of related experience; demonstrated skills in financial analysis; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of Access, Excel and other financial systems (Hyperion and/or SAP a plus); good problem solving skills; desire to be a change agent in order to create a best practices environment.