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Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Number: 2123107

The Analyst will:

  • Record, classify, and summarize financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports and forecasts
  • Review, reconcile, and analyze accounting data
  • Provide accurate historical and forecasted financial data to division management
  • Work closely with the Operations and Program Managers, Engineering personnel, and Accounting personnel to obtain financial inputs for use in reporting and forecasting
  • Become the focal point for the preparation of financial-related government, regulatory, and compliance documents
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Company and Divisional policies and procedures to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and regulatory reporting requirements
  • Monitor allocated costs, collect data, and prepare reports on cost accounting system
  • Work with minimum supervision
Specific Responsibilities

  • Primary focal point for Pricing and Cost Analysis with tracking and reporting; grow into management position assuming all responsibilities
  • Funded revenue cost reporting and rate analysis and rate submittals; support of Company Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly and year-end closing process, assuring integrity of the data
  • Prepare journal entries, analyze and reconcile General Ledger accounts
  • Manage accuracy of job cost ledger
  • Funded program input and coordination with program managers on quarterly forecasts
  • Support weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting activities

  • 5-10 years finance and accounting experience
  • Strong cost accounting and manufacturing/project costing background
  • Strong understanding of cost accounting principles (manufacturing, variance analysis as they related to funded programs) cost pools and overhead rate calculations
  • Significant hands-on expertise with general ledger accounting, financial and management reporting, timekeeping and expense reporting, project costing, and budgeting and financial systems
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial statements and projections
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient with ERP Systems such as Expandable, Job Cost Systems and Microsoft Office applications (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Infor Financial Management Systems, Crystal Reporting and Jamis e-timecard system
  • Basic understanding of direct and indirect costs, overheads, material burden, allocated costs, and general cost accounting
  • Eventually, ability to manage and mentor others
Personal Characteristics

The personal characteristics of this candidate are equally important as his or her background and prior performance. Key qualities sought in the evaluation of successful candidates will include:

  • Self-confident with the goal of maintaining excellent working relationships
  • Willing to work hard to achieve shared organizational goals
  • Has demonstrated irreproachable ethics and integrity in business and personal conduct
  • Strong team player with the ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible and forward-thinking style.

BS Accounting/Finance


Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary history and regional benchmarks. It will include base salary and stock options.

US Citizenship is required

About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own.

With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. Whether you are looking for a position in: accounting & finance, administration, computer gaming, digital media, engineering, human resources, legal, light industrial, manufacturing, or technology, Nelson helps place people in full-time, temporary, temp-to-hire, project, and contract positions. For a full listing of jobs, go to: and click "Find Work."