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Robert Half Operations Analyst in Houston, Texas

Description If you are an outstanding Financial Analyst, Robert Half may be interested in you for the new opening at this fast-growing Motor Freight Forwarder company. In this Financial Analyst position, you will conduct financial modeling on various financial products as well as measure, analyze, and forecast performance in conjunction with operating plans. Additional duties include advising management on the allocation of resources to best accomplish objectives and preparing reports for management. You will focus on areas like forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management as a business partner on tis dynamic team. In the Financial Analyst role, your primary areas of focus will include 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. On top of your primary responsibilities, you will also assist with 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 Houston, Texas, this Financial Analyst role is a permanent employment opportunity.

Your responsibilities in this role

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

  • Work on monthly and quarterly financial close processes in collaboration with the Accounting team

  • Work closely with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans

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

  • Understand and explain internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Flexible individuals comfortable with large amounts of information, and adept at managing expectations

  • Enable effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and decision support

  • Edit and manage forecasting reports

  • 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

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

  • Analyze performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • 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)

  • Skill with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

  • Monthly Financial Reporting experience highly preferred

  • Adeptness in data mining

  • Business analysis experience

  • General familiarity with month end closings

  • Cost reduction analysis experience

  • Solid understanding of Ad Hoc Financial Analysis

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Data Extraction

  • Financial analysis experience

  • Proficiency in cost analysis

  • Background working with Microsoft Excel

  • Practical knowledge of Ad Hoc Reporting

  • 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)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

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

  • Go-to-market experience or experience

  • Spreadsheet and ERP system experience suggested

  • Eager problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

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