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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

Description Are you seeking employment as a finance professional? Robert Half has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst in the Lake Forest, Illinois area with an immediate start date. Perform routine data-driven planning processes and improve upon monthly and quarterly reporting. The Senior Financial Analyst will supervise the establishment of long-range operating plans to support business initiatives, developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, and driving world class strategic and financial planning methods. You will furnish variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. You will provide strategic analyses and recommendations while being directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (quarterly forecasts, monthly outlooks, and annual planning). If you're a Senior Financial Analyst seeking a pivotal role, which will allow strategic input to the senior leadership of the company, this position is for you! This is a permanent opportunity. Act now and submit an application today!

Major responsibilities

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

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

  • Evaluate performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Interpret and point out internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Aid Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

  • Lead weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P& L forecasting

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

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

  • Create and track forecasting reports

  • You will be closely engaged with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans Requirements - Distinguished presentation skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred

    • Demonstrated ability with financial reporting tools
  • 3+ years' experience with advanced financial analysis, planning and budget controls required

  • Budget forecasting experience

  • Month end closings experience required

  • Financial modeling experience

    • Capacity to simplify complex problems and build solutions

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