Costa Rica FP&A Team is seeking a strong Senior Financial Analyst to support North America business unit month end close responsibilities, revenue recognition, reporting functions and sales forecasting.
This role will be responsible for providing support internally within the business unit, in additional to North American Corporate Experian, creating partnership and constantly looking for process optimization.
This position will provide opportunities to work closely with North America Finance Teams and support business unit with specific analysis and reporting, gaining invaluable experience and exposure through interacting with many different departments within the business unit as well as being in contact with different management levels.
This position will be a key role in a growing team and will provide additional opportunities for growth for the right individual.
The successful candidate will be accountable for the following key duties and responsibilities :
Support the revenue forecasting reporting and analysis.
Support month end close and forecasting processes.
Owns reporting with commentary / variance explanations.
Participate in different month end calls with the corresponding business unit where it's responsible for his input or any explanation of the processes own.
Provide information / inputs for monthly financial packages to management.
Lead end to end of transactional processes.
Strong partnership with BUs to solve issues and create efficiencies or new proposals.
Proactively seek and develop projects to ensure productivity or savings to his current processes.
Serve as a back-up for monthly routine team deliverables
Work on ad-hoc analysis projects to inform business decisions.
Comfortable multi-tasking and taking on a range of miscellaneous finance team responsibilities.
Drive process improvements and standardization across financial reporting and analysis models
Adhere to service level agreements (SLAs) and performance metrics
Create and maintain desktop procedure documents for routine processes
Applicants must meet the following requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or other related discipline.
Master’s in Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant, other related Master’s degree considered as a plus.
4+ years of progressive experience in Finance or Accounting processes.
Experience in financial forecasting and analysis, with revenue forecasting experience as a plus.
Positive attitude, strong collaborative style and work ethic with passion for learning in a flexible and changing environment
Strong business partnering skills with a focus on customer service and responsiveness, preferably experience supporting other finance professionals
Strong ability to work in system details as well as summarize and explain large amounts of information including variances to budget and forecast
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization
Strong English fluency
Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and solve problems in a team environment
Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines and work independently.
Integrity in research / analysis and commitment to accuracy
Strong Excel skill required; Experience / knowledge of financial systems and tools including OBIEE, Hyperion Planning / Essbase and Smartview.
Familiarity with VBA / macros and Power BI reporting tools a plus