Aerotek Financial Analyst in Van Nuys, California
The position is responsible and accountable for all financial planning, billing, reporting, and analysis. This position will be the face of CLA’s customer facing Aircraft Management Finance operations and is expected to have the skills necessary to forecast, execute, analyze, and manage to a customers desired strategic financial and operational plan for their aviation asset.
While aircraft industry experience is not required, excellent client facing skills enabling you to successfully interact with high profile clients in presenting financial analysis of aircraft management data and the ability to succinctly communicate key critical data are essential in our selection process for this position.
New Customer Onboarding – Work with Aircraft Management Sales to create a clean transition for the customer from the Aircraft Management Sales Team to Financial Planning & Reporting Team. At time of formal client engagement, plan introduction and formal touch point with customer and discuss customer’s reporting expectation, wants, and needs.
Annual Operating Budget Process – Play an active role in the creation and presentation of annual aircraft operating budgets for each customer, setting the aircraft’s financial expectations with the ownership group based upon projected usage, expenses, and when applicable, charter revenues. You will accountable and responsible for speaking to the financial reporting throughout the year for the respective airplane to any and all positive and negative variances.
Standardized Monthly Customer Reporting & Deliverables – Provide customers with and be the face to speak to all Standard Reporting & Deliverables:
◾Create standardized Customer-Facing Communication Template & Process
◾Ensure Standard Monthly Deliverables such as Monthly Management Monthly Management Summary, YTD Profit & Loss Statement (Automated), Monthly Aircraft KPI & Analysis Summary; Rolling A/R Balance
◾Ensure consistent touch point with customers on a monthly basis, thus strengthening the relationship and building rapport.
◾Create Ad Hoc Analysis Templates & Reporting Deliverables (Part of Value-Add Initiative)
- Customer Accounts Receivables Reporting & Adherence – Provide customers with, and be the face to speak to Accounts Receivable Status, Payments To/From, and Operating Deposit Analysis:
◾Provide customers with analysis and reporting related to customer’s current, past due, and/or outstanding Accounts Receivables Balances
◾Ensure Customer remains within payment terms, and all past due/outstanding amounts are being addressed and paid
◾Act as the informed individual speaking to the customer’s current Operating Deposit.
◾Provide all analysis, recommendations, and requests for Increases/Decreases in current Account Operating Deposit
- Account Profitability – Ensure Profit & Loss (P&L) Model produces accurate and actionable data for the aircraft you are assigned to work with, as well as other aircraft in the fleet as needed
◾Monitor to ensure accurate allocations are accurately defined, based upon underlying activity basis
◾Work with Director, Financial Planning and Reporting to further enhance and develop current internal processes related to Tail P&L Initiatives
analysis, financial reporting and analysis, microsoft excel
Top Skills Details:
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Business or Economics or Finance
3+ years of relevant experience in financial reporting and analysis
Ability to present and discuss issues with Level 1, 2, and 3 customers via email and phone. Some in-person meetings and presentations required
Strong analytical and financial reporting understanding and skills
Intermediate Computer Skills – MS Outlook, Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and CLA
◾Programs/Financial Reporting Software
About Aston Carter:
Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.