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Robert Half Financial Analyst - Entry Level in SYRACUSE, New York

Description Are you looking for a new challenging position? An Robert Half's client has an entry-level Financial Analyst role available for a professional looking to work in the Non-Profit industry. This entry-level Financial Analyst will provide daily support to the accounting and finance departments as well as perform routine assignments and solve routine/standard problems with limited discretion. This opportunity is a great match for individuals that are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to handle large amounts of information. If you are a solution-oriented critical thinker with a passion for analysis, this is the Financial Analyst opportunity for you! This position is available as a long-term contract / temporary to hire basis.

Key responsibilities

  • Help out with monitoring and maintaining internal accounting controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements

  • Stabilize and determine budgets and income statement forecasts

  • Bring original alternatives and proposals to reduce costs and better financial performance of a company

  • Cooperate on annual budgeting process

  • Provide assistance to internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits

  • Collaborate on various aspects of the monthly/quarterly/annual close process (i.e. journal entries, account reconciliations, expense analysis, and trend analysis, variance analysis)

  • Play a part in the groundwork of monthly financial reporting and other business data

  • Be instrumental in ensuring adequate controls and procedures

  • Research and query large amounts of data

  • Evaluate verified results at the corporate and division levels

  • Now and then, be able to describe intricate financial subjects to non-financial staff members in special projects Requirements - Less than one year of experience is acceptable

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Account reconciliation experience preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of grant accounting

  • Foundational knowledge in Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Strong familiarity with Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

    • Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, as well as databases and customer database systems
  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • 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)

  • Attention to detail and proven ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

If you meet the experience expectations and have immediate availability we want to hear from you!


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