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Reference # : 17-05169 Title : Financial Analyst 3
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 01/29/2018 / 02/02/2019  
Description
Financial Analyst 3

Please see supplemental document (if attached) for specific requirements and specialized education requirements for the applicable job posting.

ONET: 13-2051.00

Summary: Conduct quantitative analyses of financial information affecting operating plans and programs of public or private institutions

Education/Experience Requirements:
? BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
? Minimum of 10+ years financial analysis experience in a fast paced environment
? Ability to work independently and as a productive, team member
? Strong communication, analytical, critical-thinking and presentation skills
? Must possess highest degree of accuracy with strong attention to detail
? Well organized with an ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently; able to thrive in a dynamic environment, adapt to change and meet stated, recurring and/or often challenging deadlines
? High level of proficiency with Excel - pivot tables, vlookups etc. experience; experience with Hyperion a plus
? Ability to tackle complex analysis exercises with limited supervision and guidance
? Proven ability to convert large quantities of raw data into relevant information that will help drive decisions Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the talent to identify trends and anomalies
? Ability to accurately create, interpret and/or assess reports, financial data and models

Tasks: (may include any of the following)
? Performs monthly and yearly financial closing activities; prepares and provides analysis of monthly financial operations reports
? Prepares accurate and timely financial information including but not limited to financial statements, flash reports, business unit specific reporting
? Analyzes records of past and present financial operations and evolving business conditions to estimate future revenues and expenditures in support of forecasts, budgets, and other ad hoc analysis
? Interprets results, identifying relevant cost drivers and risks/opportunities, and project revenues and expenses
? Provides consistent, relevant and accurate data as well as guidance/knowledge of the data and definitions that are available for analysis; proactively and independently identifies trends in data
? Gathers and compiles raw data; conducts research for industry trends and benchmarks
? Normalizes data to be incorporated into a centralized data format
? Analyzes, reports, and makes comparisons to industry/company benchmarks, determines trends, and prepares cost analyses
? Investigates root causes and draws management's attention to issues, offering solutions when appropriate
? Converts large quantities of raw data into relevant information to help drive management decisions making through the preparation of monthly indicator reports of operations statistics
? Manages financial analysis databases including maintenance of raw data, monthly and ad hoc reporting and analysis, and presentation of results to management ; efficiently collects and manages financial data for modeling/data analysis projects
? Develops insightful and concise analysis of results and issues; provides recommendations based on findings and analysis
? Assembles spreadsheets and creates charts and graphs used to illustrate technical reports, using computer.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to enter and manipulate financial data, set up functions, or process information.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Communicating with Management and Peers ? Providing information to management, peers and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
? Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to the work to be performed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Economics and Accounting ? Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? English Language ? Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
? Law and Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and departmental policy and guidelines.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Management of Financial Resources ? Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral Comprehension ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
? Written Comprehension ? The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
? Number Facility ? The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Oral Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Work Styles
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Stress Tolerance ? Position requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.