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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #587
An exciting consumer products company in the South Bay is looking for a Financial Analyst. The company is involved in selling dozens of cosmetic brands direct to consumers. This role will have dual responsibilities: treasury functions (banking, cash forecasting, payment processing, and credit card activities) and financial analysis (reporting, forecasting, and various ad hoc analysis). There is a lot of exposure to senior executives throughout the organization and this is a great opportunity for someone to get their footing in a large organization and launch their career.

Responsibilities

  • Treasury:
    • Update Cash Position file daily with latest actuals to provide up to date balances.
    • Manage weekly payment run to ensure proper funding is in place for all entities.
    • Constantly track actuals vs. forecast to ensure most accurate go forward picture is in place.
    • Maintain good communication with AP, AR and other groups to ensure accurate assumptions are being leveraged.
    • Get comfort level with business to properly classify various cash expenses in order to perform proper variance analysis.
    • Work with internal teams to do long term cash forecasting by business unit to project cash flow.
    • Analyze and report bank and credit card processors statements. Identify anomalies, issues, or opportunities
    • Provide deep analytics on credit card chargeback and disseminate reports to the business
  • Finance:
    • Prepare monthly reporting of P&L, cash flow, and balance sheet (e.g. actual vs. Budget/forecast, and prior year), including the reporting of direct and indirect expenses and variance analysis.
    • Analyze financial and business performance against key business metrics and document relevant financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets and strategic/business plans. This includes analyzing and researching significant variances of actual revenue and expenditures versus budget/prior year and presenting explanations for these variances.
    • Work with accounting to correct recording/booking errors and problems to ensure proper recording of revenues and expenses. Accordingly, must understand the accounting cycle and the flow of financial information within the General Ledger.
    • Perform complex analytics, report, draw conclusions and develop recommendations for process improvement
Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Finance/Accounting/Economic/Statistics
  • 2-4 years analytical experience, with a progressive Finance and Accounting record with some budgeting and reporting experience
  • Mastery of MS Excel is a must as is strong modeling skills
  • Proficient with MS Powerpoint and MS Word.
  • Experience in the Consumer product industry preferred
  • Experience in a subscription business preferred
  • Experience with Oracle is a plus
  • Ability to learn technical material and apply the knowledge to their work.
  • Must have close attention to detail in reviewing work for accuracy and thoroughness
  • Desire to improve processes, takes initiative and committed to developing creative solutions that generate value
  • Growth mindset, demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Able to prioritize and quickly switch from task to task and manage several projects at a time
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate to varied audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to work well independently but also be a team player
  • Likes to work in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
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