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Strategic Financial Planning & Analytics Senior Associate

at ITH Staffing

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Reference #: 12633484

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R.S.M.C. Services on behalf of our client, is hiring a
Strategic Financial Planning & Analytics Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA.

Job Description:
The Senior Associate will be a full-time permanent consultant helping to grow our Strategic FP&A practice. The Senior Associate will support our clients, private equity backed portfolio companies, by implementing strategic FP&A initiatives. The Senior Associate will facilitate proactive decision making through forecasting models and drive value with data and analytics during times of transaction and transition. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in data and analytics and a solid foundation in finance and accounting.
Essential Functions and Primary Duties:
  • Provide complex financial planning and analysis to support clients; dedicated to delivery on a single engagement at a time.
  • Solution and effectively implement advanced reporting/financial model/forecasting tools and transition to client’s internal team.
  • Understand, model and forecast client performance drivers to support budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Analyze, report on, and draw conclusions from data to provide client management with actionable business information.
  • Work with clients to develop and improve financial and operational KPI monitoring.
  • Work in Excel, database and reporting tools to effectively collect and analyze data for client deliverables.
  • Utilize strong understanding of operational accounting and finance to provide valuable insight to clients.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3-8 years of experience in either:
    • Consulting/Advisory (preferably Big 4 or Big 3) with a focus on finance effectiveness, strategy and operations, analytics, performance improvement or technology
    • Large company (preferably Fortune 500) Corporate FP&A or Sales/Ops Finance Analyst roles, rotational programs (with FP&A component)
  • CPA, CMA, CFA or equivalent candidate
  • Competence using SQL to extract and analyze data
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Finance or Accounting concentration preferred but other degrees that might be successful include Economics, Math, Engineering, Supply Chain or Technology Related
  • Strong working knowledge of finance / accounting concepts (e.g. deep understanding of financial statement mechanics, intermediate working knowledge of debits / credits accounting)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply these finance / accounting concepts using general business acumen to help support analyses and decision making (e.g. financial statement analysis, variance analysis, financial ratio application, financial budgeting / forecasting, financial and operational reporting / analysis)
  • Extremely strong Excel skills – comfort with advanced functions (nested logic, SUMIFS, text function, INDEX, MATCH, OFFSET, INDIRECT, array functions, etc.) is required; additionally, should be able to talk to experience building financial / analytical models from scratch using Excel.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or other Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred
  • 3 years of experience in Consulting/Advisory or industry FP&A roles
  • Ability to manage deadlines, work on multiple assignments and prioritize each assignment as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Strong attention to detail and capability of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong aptitude for technology (e.g. proven proficiency across multiple ERPs)
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs