Robert Half International Financial Analyst in Houston, Texas
Description Robert Half is hiring outstanding candidates for a fast-growing company's Financial Analyst position. In this Financial Analyst position, you will be tasked with measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans and conducting financial modeling on a wide range of financial products. You will also be responsible for advising management on the distribution of resources to best complete objectives and preparing reports for management. You will be a part of a dynamic team being a key business partner in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. As the Financial Analyst, you will be expected to successfully support world class strategic and financial planning methods, build long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Additional aspects of this role consist of operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. 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 provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This Financial Analyst role is located in the Houston, Texas, and it is a permanent employment opportunity.
How you will make an impact
Keep tabs on monthly and quarterly performance through the comparison of actuals versus expectations, ensuring that business partners handle their resources
Survey performance to date and assess potential opportunities and risks
Flexible individuals comfortable with large amounts of information, and adept at managing expectations
Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to see the proper execution of plans
Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and if any actions are required
Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending
Enable successful Business Intelligence (BI) to deliver valuable foresight and decision support
Work 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, strategic resource allocation and prioritization, and event tracking and execution
Endorse weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings as well as P& L forecasting
Complete and direct forecasting reports
Work closely with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close processes Requirements - Microsoft Excel experience preferred
Comprehensive knowledge of financial modeling
Command of KPI Reporting
Strong familiarity with pricing analysis
Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience recommended)
BA/BS degree in finance or a related field
Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
Skills in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly desired (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)
Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
3+ years of experience 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)
Critical thinking, problem solving, ability to work independently
Spreadsheet and ERP system experience is ideal, but not required
Proficiency with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required
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