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Lead Financial Analyst

Company: Deloitte
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position is to give financial support for the Finance & Administration (FA) Enabling Area, with a focus on supporting the FP&A and CAO organizations within FA.

Work you'll do

This role primarily supports Finance Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) organizations within FA. The role will manage all financial matters related to their clients, including periodic close, forecasting, planning and ad hoc analysis. In addition, this role will support the FA Finance organization with overall FA reporting, analysis and support. The role is also responsible for providing business advice and insight to leaders to drive financial health within FA. Strong communication and organization skills are essential.

About the Team

The FP&A organization provides specialized finance-related services in support of the business leaders of the firm. The Finance Business Partner will support FP&A in meeting the financial demands and needs of their designated business.

Job Responsibilities:

In providing finance-related services to the FA organization, the Lead Financial Analyst will support in the following areas:

  • Provide support to ensure effective P&L management while providing transparency of expected performance during the forecasting and planning processes
  • Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and the future financial performance based on a thorough understanding of financial and operational results
  • Support the businesses on executing their strategic operational objectives and undertaking ad hoc analyses and special projects.
  • Participate in strategy development and planning, facilitate the financial planning and forecasting process and develop metrics to monitor the performance against strategic objectives
  • Deliver timely financial analytics and business counsel to effectively measure business performance against strategic priorities
  • Support an efficient and effective planning and forecasting process that produces accurate, achievable plans and forecasts that align with business's strategic objectives
  • Identifying areas for improvement, benchmarks, and analysis around FA spend.
  • Working with other Finance team members in providing value-added services to meet management needs and expectations.
  • Serving as a liaison to the National Finance and Operations teams to ensure open communications and quick and accurate responses to leadership requests as needed.
  • Work closely with FA leaders to assist in strategies, analysis, reporting and other ad hoc items
  • Providing financial support for other areas as needed, including ad hoc reporting and financial analysis for Finance & Administration
    Qualifications

    Experience Requirements
    • Over two years of relevant finance experience, preferably in a professional services firm
    • Extensive experience effectively utilizing financial systems for operations, financial analysis and data extraction
    • Extensive knowledge and expertise in Excel and Financial applications, along with strong analytical, project management and organizational skills; knowledge of SAP BPC is a plus
    • Working knowledge with PowerPoint and developing presentations
    • Demonstrated experience teaming with a project and / or product support team
    • Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:
      • Financial Reporting and Analysis
      • Working with Senior Leadership
      • Problem solving skills
      • Quality and risk management
      • Project management
      • Change management
      • Business process improvement
        Education
        • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related subject. Advanced business degree or CPA preferred.
          Capability and Skillset Requirements
          • Accountability for Results: Holds self and others accountable for ensuring that results are achieved; Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision; Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibility; Sets high expectations for self and others
          • Developing thought leadership / innovative ideas: Generates innovative ideas that are sound and progressive; Challenges the status quo; Fosters creativity throughout area of responsibility
          • Communications: Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations
          • Problem Solving: Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills
          • Providing Exceptional Client Service: Manages self and others to provide exceptional client service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity
          • Creating Quality Deliverables: Establishes deliverable structure and content; Reviews deliverables of self and others team to ensure that they meet client expectations; Implements and enforces high standards for quality deliverables
          • Decision-making: Decision-making skills, and ability to challenge, negotiate, and influence
          • Accounting: Understanding GAAP and firm accounting policies and procedure
          • Motivating Others: Exhibits enthusiasm, positive professional attitude, integrity, reliability, and leadership
            Technology or Other Requirements
            • Preferred understanding of SAP, BPC, Essbase and other financial applications
              The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $ 78,570 - $ 144,695

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Keywords: Deloitte, Hartford , Lead Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Hartford, Connecticut

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