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Financial Analyst
Ref No.: 18-05648
Location: Long Island City, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 75,000.00 - 80,000.00 /Year
Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst  ​Job Description:

The position of Financial Analyst will provide support to the Controller. In addition,
  • Be a liaison to the budgeting/forecasting team,
  • Assist in the month-end closing process which will include variance analysis,
  • Overview manufacturing Variance and Sales Allowances and Discounts
Financial Analyst Major Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Assist Corporate Controller in preparing and finalizing month end closings for ALL of our multiple divisions and brands
  • As part of the month-end close process, the candidate will provide variance analysis of expenses and gross margin reconciliation which includes a thorough understanding of a standard costing model for a company that imports their products
  • Work with staff accountants during close process to ensure proper manufacturing and operating expense accruals are made
  • Develop models to improve the efficiency and accuracy of sales, sales dilutions, sales margin and operating expense forecasting by sharing results of month end closings to the F, P & A team
  • Update monthly sales and allowance reporting. Provide a model to better track allowance reporting
  • Actively participate in integration of any recently acquired companies into financials
  • Track monthly expenses and identify opportunities for savings
  • Reconciles and resolves charge-backs and provide updates to any new allowance trends to Divisional Presidents and their assistants
Financial Analyst  Requirements:
  • BS Degree with emphasis in Accounting, Cost Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • 3-4 years of financial planning and accounting experience with a consumer products company that mainly imports their products and has a blend of wholesale and retail sales
  • Highly skilled in Excel, including pivot tables, macros and complex formulas in order to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Experience in Adaptive Planning and Insights Software
  • Experience with Lawson a plus