Lead Financial Analyst (Cost Accounting)

Category: Accounting, Finance Location: San Jose Job ID: 17834 Date Posted: August 13th, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the month-end close process, including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, consolidation of financial statements, and detailed analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Creates, maintains, and maps general ledger accounts to improve the company’s financial reporting abilities.  Ensures that all activity is properly recorded in the general ledger.
  • Interfaces with management to develop recommendations regarding business planning, operating forecasts, and financial plans.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement and internal controls regarding local ERP accounting processes.
  • Analyzes the company’s expenses against budgeted and historical activity.  Assists in the preparation of annual operating budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Mentors/trains junior analysts on team. Responsible for review of junior analyst financial activities.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction:  Performs with honesty and integrity instituting a highly responsive level of customer service.  Promotes an environment emphasizing teamwork, empowerment, and problem resolution with a consultative approach. 
  • Records, develops, and tests internal controls to ensure the company’s proper compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 regulations.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to ensure accurate reporting and sound financial controls.
  • Develops, prepares, analyzes, and distributes financial reports upon request.
  • Leads financial acumen trainings for business partners
  • Assists with the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Researches and reports on industry benchmarks; analyzes and compares the company’s results to best practices.
  • Assists with related special projects and manager requests as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in accounting or finance
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience (CPA preferred)
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word or equivalent.  Hyperion Enterprise experience a plus.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to influence across departments
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method.
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages.
  • Ability to analyze statistical and financial data, and calculate figures/amounts.

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