Financial Analyst

  • location: El Segundo, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $45 - $55 per hour
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Financial Analyst

job summary:
Are you fashion forward and an expert at analyzing data? Want to work for a fun, hip and exciting retail company? This is leader in the industry and they are looking for an excel guru in financial analysis to take on a big project! If you enjoy reporting, presenting data and are a team player this is definitely the role for you!

location: El Segundo, California
job type: Contract
salary: $45 - 55 per hour
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years

  • Assist in the plan, budget and trends for the department(s) by preparing various financial analysis and reports
  • Perform variance analysis for select P&L/balance sheet accounts and cost centers
  • Produce the monthly reporting and KPIs within his/her area of responsibility using various financial systems
  • Provide financial support to operating departments
  • Partner with key stakeholders on Budget Planning Process
  • Excellent skills on presenting data to VP's
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understands principles of internal control and norms and procedures, including: P&L definitions, PO policies, calculations of reserves / provisions.
  • Articulates basic understanding of accounting principles, including relationship between balance sheet, P&L and cash flow
  • Ensures proper financial closing, including sales cut off, timing of expenses and proper recording by account
  • Creates accurate management reports using specified tools and report templates
  • Understands interrelationships of all systems and ensures data ties out
  • Understands standard reporting calendar and steps necessary to achieve deadlines
  • Optimizes systems and creatively obtains necessary data outside of standard reporting
  • Participates in cross functional teams to drive improvements
  • Identifies & develops functional requirements for new systems and enhancement.
  • Shares insight and observations with less advanced users to drive repeatable value added analysis.
  • Understands basic financial analysis concepts and terms, P&L management, and capital planning
  • Collects data and performs data mining for variance and root cause analyses under supervision
  • Understands different components of Cost of Sales and uses concepts in the appropriate business context
  • Understands & explains cost behavior (e.g. fixed vs variable ), and classifies costs in accurate manner.
  • Ensures accurate costing of products / services based on application of acceptable cost accounting methodologies including standard costing or weighted average costing
  • Identifies & collects the inputs needed to prepare the different types of budgets /forecasts (e.g. sales and Demand Planning forecasts, launches, customer dynamics, Marketing Plans, FX, capital initiatives, etc.).
  • Develops detailed bottom-up budgets and documents assumptions for subject line items.
  • Seeks to understand company products, customers, market place, business drivers and overall strategy
  • Participates in business meetings to understand their stakeholders and customers
  • Understands key financial metrics and their relationship to the business.
Please contact Marcus Tonsick at 213-289-9955 or reply to this posting.

skills: Financial Analysis
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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