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Financial Planning Analyst

  • Ref: 305246
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Rutherford, NJ
  • Industry: Logistics Services
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking

Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support

Company Information

Logistics and transportation

Job Duties

  • Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews
  • Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts
  • Guide the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization
  • Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and excel dashboards
  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools
  • Perform market research, data mining, business intelligence, and valuation comps
  • Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models

Education

BA or BS degree required (Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics)

Experience & Skills Required

  • 0-3+ years of business finance or other relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is mentioned in virtually any financial analyst job description; familiarity with data query/data management tools is extremely helpful (Access, SQL, Business Objects)
  • High proficiency in financial modeling techniques
  • Strong fluency with excel formulas and functions
  • Strong analytical and data gathering skills
  • Good business acumen