Through the combination of creative and strategic thinking, and a focus on the smallest details, the efforts of the Global Client Finance team have a significant impact on the company's results. This position will be an Associate Financial Analyst focused on our EMEA & APAC business. This individual will possess some project management skills, with a passion for creating actionable analytics and a desire to achieve exceptional results in a fast paced environment.
Key Areas of Responsibilities
Work closely with Finance Lead to support in making decisions to indicate and improve financial performance of the portfolio
Support Client Teams through the project lifecycle
o Enable forecast accuracy through understanding accounting treatment and analysis of project
o Drive best practices in forecasting and reporting - partner with the client team to define specific custom financial operational support.
o Support in the preparation of various presentations or supporting materials
o Provide strategic analysis by identifying trends and potential areas of risk
o Identify issues and facilitate risk resolution solutions to ensure effective delivery
Monthly, Quarterly and Annual financial analysis (Budget, Forecast and Actuals)
o Support preparation of several business critical reports -P&Ls, Quarterly Business Reviews
o Support monthly revenue recognition process between Revenue Team and Client Team
o Own monthly review of unbilled balances vs. revenue - reporting to various teams, and highlighting risks.
o Partner with the regional and local Controllership teams in monthly and quarterly closes to understand and be able to explain all significant variances to budget/forecast
o Scrutinize forecasted expenses to understand their substantiation, and ensure expenditure by nature is on track
Develop solid working understanding of the company's ERP and reporting tools (Oracle and Management Reporting, HFM)
Ensure financial standards are upheld and help to harmonize processes & calendar
Ad hoc analysis, projects, and other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum 2 years' experience
A self-starter, who is willing to take initiative on new and challenging tasks
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Analytical, numerate mindset
Energetic, enthusiastic and pro-active.
Ability to multitask on a variety of different requirements at any one time and deliver accurate work to tight deadlines.
Strong organization skills, orientation to detail and initiative
Competent in Microsoft Office - Excel and PowerPoint proficient