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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

Description Are you an experienced finance professional looking for a career transition? There's an urgent need for a Senior Financial Analyst to join a client via Robert Half in the Lake Forest, Illinois area. The Senior Financial Analyst provides the operation of data-driven planning processes and improves upon monthly and quarterly reporting. The Senior Financial Analyst will oversee the advancement of long-range operating plans to support business initiatives, drive world class strategic and financial planning methods, and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness. You will manage variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. The ideal candidate will have prior knowledge of annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks, which will be imperative to the coordination of various planning cycles. In this role, you will also provide strategic analyses and recommendations. Make a difference as a Senior Financial Analyst in a pivotal role, which gives you the opportunity to directly work with senior leadership of the company and contribute a strategic input. This is a permanent opportunity. Submit an application for this role now!

What you get to do every single day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Comprehend and clarify internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Cooperate 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

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

  • Dissect performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Organize and review forecasting reports Requirements - Professionally trained in financial reporting tools

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred

    • Top-notch presentation skills
  • Expertise in month end closings

  • Budget forecasting experience desired

  • Proficiency in financial modeling

    • Talent for simplifying complex problems and building solutions
  • 3+ years' experience with advanced financial analysis, planning and budget controls required

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