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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in HARVEY, Illinois

Description Robert Half is currently recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst for our Manufacturing client. 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. This position is directly responsible for operationilizing and cultivating data-driven planning processes and improving upon monthly and quarterly reporting. This Senior Financial Analyst is your chance to contribute in a pivotal role, which will allow access to senior leadership of the company. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. 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. This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Harvey, Illinois area.

What you get to do every single day

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

  • Digest and enlighten internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Inspect performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

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

  • Create and track forecasting reports

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

  • Collaborate 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

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

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

  • Disclose monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required Requirements - Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred

  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Excel

  • Solid understanding of manufacturing

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne experience

  • Experience with budget forecasting

  • Command of analysis

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

    • Ability to simplify complex problems and build solutions

    • Experienced with financial reporting tools

    • Distinguished presentation skills

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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