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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in Walnut Creek, California

Description Robert Half is currently recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst for our consumer packaged goods client. As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will manage building 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. Cultivating data-driven planning processes and improving upon monthly and quarterly reporting will be some of your responsibilities as Senior Financial Analyst. A pivotal Senior Financial Analyst role has become available, which is a great opportunity to gain experience developing strategies with the senior leadership of a company. This role will allow you to directly be involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will produce variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Walnut Creek, California area.

What you get to do every day

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

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

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

  • Dissect performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • You will be closely engaged with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans

  • Team up 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

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

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

  • Organize and review forecasting reports Requirements - Microsoft Excel experience

    • Deep understanding of Actual Variance Analysis

    • Solid understanding of financial analysis

    • Knowledge of Ad Hoc Financial Analysis

  • Accomplished presentation skills

  • Capable of simplifying complex problems and building solutions

    • 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

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