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Company: Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Are you an experienced finance professional looking for a career transition? There's an urgent need for a Senior Financial Analyst to join a client via Robert Half Finance and Accounting in the Buffalo Grove, Illinois area. You will operationalize and cultivate data-driven planning processes and improve upon monthly and quarterly reporting. The main responsibilities of this Senior Financial Analyst role will include developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, driving world class strategic and financial planning methods, and building long-range operating plans to support business initiatives. You will ensure variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. Prior experience in coordinating various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations, will be crucial to the success of this role. If you're a Senior Financial Analyst seeking a pivotal role, which will allow strategic input to the senior leadership of the company, this position is for you! A company in the Paper/Packaging field is seeking candidates for a duration to fill a full-time role. Submit your application as soon as possible! What you get to do every day -Analyze plant and/or Central reporting data related to Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses, as well as other AFNA Central related items Complete monthly/quarterly/yearly close processes pertaining to AFNA Central (i.e. journal entries, account reconciliations, expense analysis, and trend analysis) -Prepare monthly financial reporting and other business data, including completion of the AFNA Central Monthly Management Report (MMR) and bridge analysis of actual results to plan and prior year -Support the completion and / or review of the Business Group MMR, as well as supporting other related ad hoc requests -Support the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes, including coordination, facilitation, consolidation, and analysis of AFNA Central items; annual spend in excess of $160 million, and management of 80+ Cost Centers -Present departmental SG&A spend analysis, annual plan and monthly forecast to the leadership team, as requested Analyze financial and operational results to identify trends and activities driving those trends, and make recommendations on potential changes to improve performance -Prepare and analyze cash flow projections and analyze cash flow generated Initiate and execute process improvement and process standardization Ensure adequate controls and procedures are in place


-Education Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or CMA certification preferred -Experience - 6+ years of experience in business/accounting experience/financial analytics -Full working knowledge of P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow reporting SAP/ERP experience preferred -Manufacturing industry experience preferred -Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required -Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) experience preferred

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