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Robert Half International Financial Analyst in EAST LANSING, Michigan


Financial Analyst

If you are an outstanding Financial Analyst, you might be right for the position Robert Half Finance is filling for a fast-growing company. In this Financial Analyst position, you will be tasked with measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans and conducting financial modeling on a wide range of financial products. In addition to preparing reports for management, you will help advise management on the distribution of resources to best complete objectives. You will be a part of a dynamic team being a key business partner in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. The Financial Analyst will primarily be responsible for supporting world class strategic and financial planning methods, building long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Besides the primary duties, other functions will include operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. Located in the East Lansing, Michigan, this Financial Analyst role is a full-time employment opportunity. For immediate and confidential consideration, please reach out to Sean Robinson at 248-205-5582 Ext 48128.

Key responsibilities

  • Track monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources

  • Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required

  • The ideal candidate should be a highly flexible individual who is adept at managing expectations and comfortable with handling large amounts of information

  • Work alongside senior executives on strategic deep dives to create financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, event tracking and execution, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, and strategic resource allocation, and prioritization

-Analyze financial performance - including variance analysis, capital project payback calculations and Ad hoc analysis

  • Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to ensure plans are properly executed

  • Work with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

  • Recognize potential risks and opportunities while analyzing performance to date

  • Drive Area/Segment-level Bookings on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis, as well as P& L forecasting

  • Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Compile and monitor forecasting reports

  • Deliver valuable foresight and decision support by enabling effective Business Intelligence (BI)


  • Practical knowledge in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

-Strong background in finance, with solid grounding in financial theory and valuation, project assessment, accounting, financial statement analysis, and business strategy

  • Strong communication and social skills

  • Skill with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

  • Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word experience

  • Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience preferred)

  • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Prior experience in Spreadsheet and ERP system

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • 2+ years of experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

    -Experience preparing detailed financial models and valuations

-Prior experience in corporate finance / investment advisory

  • Hyperion Financial Management system (HFM) experience preferred

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