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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

Description If you're in need of urgent employment near the Lake Forest, Illinois area, you might be interested in this Senior Financial Analyst role with a Robert Half's clients. To succeed in this role, you must have a successful track record of providing strategic analyses and recommendations as you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks). You will deliver variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. The main tasks of this Senior Financial Analyst position will be driving world class strategic and financial planning methods, developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, and building long-range operating plans to support business initiatives. The Senior Financial Analyst provides the operation of data-driven planning processes and improves upon monthly and quarterly reporting. This Senior Financial Analyst position is a career-pivoting role in which you will contribute strategic input to the senior leadership of the company. Apply immediately! This is a permanent opportunity.

Major responsibilities

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

  • Determine performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

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

  • Accumulate and regulate forecasting reports

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Aid Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

  • Administer weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P& L forecasting Requirements - Deeply adept with financial reporting tools

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

    • Aptitude to simplify complex problems and build solutions
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred

    • Accomplished presentation skills
  • Month end closings experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of budget forecasting

  • Financial modeling experience

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