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Financial Analyst in Santa Maria, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2123013

The Senior Financial Analyst will be tasked with providing guidance and analysis on business results. Responsibilities will be the preparation of reporting analysis, variance analysis, developing annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, financial modeling for business decisions as well as strategic pricing support

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Analyzing financial data, collecting, monitoring and creating financial models

• Assist business improvement by analyzing results, monitoring variances, ensuring data integrity, identifying trends and by providing recommended actions to management.

• Meet reporting deadlines including in-depth variance analysis against plan and prior year for the financial statements, sales analysis and operational analysis

• Identify process/ profit improvement opportunities

• Prepare ad hoc analysis to facilitate decision making and planning and other project support as needed

• Cross collaboration with the finance team and other functions

• Manage the preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets

• Partner with business leaders on business guidance and key initiatives

• Validate ROI assumptions and seek approval for capital expenditures

• Guiding business and reporting models


• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. MBA and/or CPA a plus

• Minimum 5-10 years in analyst role with a strong knowledge of accounting systems, planning, financial modeling and business analysis.

• Proficiency in Oracle or SAP

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

• Strong analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and problem solving skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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."


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