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Financial Analyst

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Lenoir
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Financial AnalystLarge Pharmaceutical ClientDirect HireLocation: Lenoir, NC (4 days onsite, 1 remote)Top Skills Required:

  • 3+ years financial analyst experience
  • Experience w/ excel and powerpoint
  • Great at communicating, time management, planning, and analysis
  • Needs strong organizational skillsKey Responsibilities Include
    • Provide strategic financial support for the business including forecasting and effective partnering
    • Find opportunities to standardize and automate processes, lead or participate in key initiatives and ad-hoc projects and build strong working relationships with Business partners
    • Work with the business to identify and submit monthly accruals and necessary journal entries to properly reflect financial position
    • Maintain department financial files that report actuals, forecast, and budget, as well as account and vendor detail for key accounts
    • Prepare monthly business unit financial reports of performance against budgets/forecasts and provide variance commentary
    • Work with FP&A Senior Manager and Head of Finance to develop planning and reporting calendar and operating mechanisms for the fiscal year
    • Participate in the preparation of the annual budget, multi-year long range strategic plan and periodic forecasts for the US and Canadian operations in partnership with the FP&A Senior Manager, Head of Finance and function heads
    • Develop strong business partnerships to ensure budgets and forecasts fully reflect the potential financial impact of ongoing costs and new business initiatives
    • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators; identify opportunities for financial improvement and provide recommendations to management
    • Prepare presentations and analysis to relay understanding of business drivers and overall performance
    • Work with business partners and Procurement to manage/drive cost savings
    • Produce ad-hoc reports and assist in various projects
    • Track and report on key business metrics such as travel
    • Monitor spending against approved projects on a periodic basis and advise Management should spending rise above anticipated levels
    • Evaluate the impact of new investments/projects
    • Act as the gatekeeper to financial data and manage wider distribution
    • Provide support to the annual external auditRequirements Bachelors degree required in Accounting or Finance, Masters Degree and/or CPA a plus, 3-5 years experience in a similar role in manufacturing or pharmaceuticals.
      • Expert Excel, Access, MS Word and PowerPoint Skills
      • Knowledge of financial systems : JDE, HFM highly appreciated
      • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) & International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
      • Communication Skills: Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
      • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
      • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
      • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
      • Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
      • Demonstrate strong values and operate with the highest standard of integrity and respect for others
      • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and supervisors
      • Action Oriented: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
      • Planning and Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals. Possess strong organizational and time management skills

Keywords: Apex Systems, Gastonia , Financial Analyst, Professions , Lenoir, North Carolina

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