IT FP&A Senior Financial Analyst
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IT FP&A Senior Financial Analyst
Ref No.: 18-06290
Location: Plano, Texas
TITLE: CW IT FP&A Senior Financial Analyst
END DATE: 6 months+
Location: Plano, TX

Position Summary:
Client's Corporate Finance Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Senior Financial Analyst.
Reporting to the IT FP&A Manager, the primary responsibility of this role is to serve the FP&A and Accounting functions to support the operations and management of projects and financial compliance risk for all Information Technology (IT) groups within Client's dynamic and complex technology organization.
· Serve as a financial analyst by developing a deep understanding of IT business objectives/initiatives and cost structure, providing financial analysis and modeling results, and building strong business partnership to drive key business decisions
· Partner with all levels of IT Management (i.e., CIO organization, Business Intelligence, Information Security, etc.) to coordinate and lead the development of Operating and Capital Expense projections: long range & annual plans, monthly forecasts, and outlooks
· Prepare and present the monthly IT financial results to Senior and Executive Management providing key financial insight, including but not limited to financial performance measurement results (i.e., fluctuation analysis, key performance metrics, etc.) and OpEx initiatives
· Guide and/or perform the financial analysis for project Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs), Business Cases (BCs), and Value Capture Analysis (VCAs)
· Provide guidance to business partners on Hyperion Planning Application usage and issues resolution. Perform input (webforms, smartview submissions), ad hoc analysis (Essbase and Smartview retrievals), and reporting using Hyperion Planning Application.
· Perform the monthly accounting close for the IT groups (posting journal entries, preparing pre close variance report and analysis, and coordinating the close with Corporate Accounting, affiliates, and external vendors)
· Perform monthly account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and compliance with Client capitalization policy and ASC350-40 Internal Use Software
Fulfill internal and external audit requests for SOX Compliance and quarterly and annual financial audits

Must Haves:
· 10-15 years of related experience (no more than 20)
o 4+ years of FP&A experience
o 2+ years of GL Accounting experience
o 2 years of hands-on Hyperion Planning Application (Smartview) and HFM experience
· Four-Year College Degree in Finance or Accounting
· Big 4 or National Public Accounting experience required
· Advanced Excel experience – macros, pivot tables, v-lookups, formulas, linking, filtering
· Strong PowerPoint experience
· Ability to effectively communicate across the organization and manage multiple projects/priorities
· Solid foundational accounting knowledge
· Solid financial and analytical skills
· Aptitude and inclination to partner with business units that have a relationship orientation and corporate analytical functions
· Strong attention to detail
· Very polished and professional communication skills – may be interacting with senior management
Preferred/ Nice-to-haves:
· Financial Auditing experience in Big 4 Public Accounting preferred
· Advanced Degree preferred (MBA)
· CPA HIGHLY preferred
· Auditing experience in Big 4 Public Accounting preferred