**This position is located in Fresno, CA**
Our client, a leading retailer, is looking for a contract Financial Analyst for an immediate opportunity.
GENERAL SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the Retail and On-line Distribution Center management team in accomplishing facility goals and objectives. Responsible for establishing and maintaining knowledge systems that track facility financial performance. This includes, but is not limited to: Retail and On-line facilities forecasts, budgets, dashboard reporting and month end close. The successful candidate will be capable of managing multiple priorities, be a self starter that drives results and capable of working in a constantly changing, fast paced environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities and Evaluation Criteria
Financial Analysis and reporting
Identify significant variances & trends.
Bring variances to the attention of management.
Assist in developing specific action or contingency plans if appropriate.
Forecasting & Budgeting
End of month close processes
Cost/Benefit/Root Cause Analysis and recommend best measures to suit customers purpose
Decision Support Analysis for distribution center management and Network-wide projects
Operational Integration/Liaison pertaining to work flow, SLA’s, service & cost goals, adhoc analysis & recommend resolutions to complex problems
Participation in cross functional teams and projects
Support the distribution facilities and management with financial training on company
Financial systems including Oracle A/P, i-proc, i-expense, EssBase, local databases and tools Frame analysis for decision support, execute model to conduct analysis and challenge results
1) Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Technical Business systems Statistical and analytical techniques
High aptitude for numerical and mathematical operations
Financial systems – Hyperion-Essbase, Oracle Budgeting, Forecasting skills and experience
Computer experience mandatory, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power-point & Outlook
Visual basics proficiency a plus
Database experience a plus
Strong attention to detail-accuracy
Strong drive for results
Strong written and oral communication
Strong ability to manage multiple tasks, assignments and deadlines with confidence Ability to work independently and in a team
Strong presentation skills
Ability to deal effectively with organizational ambiguity
Ability to communicate persuasively & influence business partners
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
Strong analytical ability to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably
2) Minimum educational level:
Bachelors Degree in Finance/Business Management or related field
3) Minimum experience:
Previous financial forecast/budgeting experience is a must.
Experience in developing and maintaining performance tracking systems preferred.
1-3 years related experience.
Internal candidates must be performing “On Target” or above and not on any form of written corrective action.
Internal candidates must also have been in their current position for a minimum of one year.