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Financial Analyst



Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Department: Finance - Shared Services
Posted: 03-01-2017
Location Name: Steinman Communications
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time - Exempt
Shift: 8:30 - 5pm M-F

Financial Analyst

 

Job Summary

*** Ideal candidate will have at least 2 to 3 years working in a Financial Analyst position. 

This position is responsible for compiling and analyzing Steinman Communications short-term and long-term financial strategies, including its annual budget and forecasting processes, and assists with the department’s compilation and distribution of management reports, analysis of financial trends – including actual results against budget and forecasting.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities

Financial Analysis

  • Conducts research and financial analysis of companies, markets, customers, and technologies.
  • Assists in preparing and delivering business models and financial analysis on corporate and operational projects. 
  • Assists in building and maintaining budgets at multiple levels ranging from departmental to business unit to operational divisions, adhering to the strategy determined by executive management.  
  • Monitors trends in relevant markets as well as the emerging environments to which Steinman Communications has an interest and communicates findings to management.
  • Summarizes analysis, proposals, and conclusions in succinct presentations for use by line and senior management. 
  • Contributor in annual budget process and ongoing forecast with comparison of results, KPIs and industry benchmarks.

Forecasting/Modeling

  • Assists in developing business plans, build ROI and make vs. buy models, scenario modeling.
  • Assists in sales, trend, and profitability analysis and communicate results in a clear, concise and effective manner using the most effective medium.
  • Ability to prepare weekly, monthly and YTD financial forecasts by total company, and by business unit.
  • Assists the budgeting, planning, and forecasting processes, utilizing the functionality of financial software.  Designs and maintains reports.  
  • Provides analysis of current tools and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Involved in the development, use, and application of updates to the planning and forecasting software, including the maintenance of the module with the most current models, metrics, and data. 
  • Effectively reviews and provides an accurate, well-organized deliverable in a time-conscious fashion. 
  • Works closely with operational groups to develop modeling and other analysis to drive initiatives, monitor trends, identify exceptions, and determine return on investment of key business projects. 
  • Assists in analyzing trends in key metrics and drivers to facilitate the monthly review of actual financial results compared to the budgets and forecasts at multiple levels. 

Communication

  • Ability to effectively discuss financial issues, explaining analysis and supports financial tracking of key projects with a wide range of audiences. 
  • Continuously seeks to improve systems and processes. 
  • Professionally communicates, collaborates and persuades with a positive and productive disposition in a complex environment with a focus on customer service. 
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external customers and works proactively to identify and solve problems.
  • Collaborates and shares knowledge across all areas of accounting and finance.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of financial statements
  • Discernment of project management, continuous improvement, and technical research principles, practices, and techniques. 
  • Ability to engage in the strategy and its implementation,
  • Ability to work on different ERP systems and information management systems, specifically related to financial reporting and analysis.  
  • Very strong excel skills are a must.


Steinman Communications

8 W. King Street
PO Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608-1328