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Financial Analyst

Employer
System One
Location
Washington, Washington, United States
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Salary Range
United States - USD - $
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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ALTA IT Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of System One, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. ALTA is an established leader in IT Staffing and Services, for both government and commercial enterprises across the United States, specializing in Program & Project Management, Application Development, Cybersecurity, Data & Advanced Analytics, and Agile Transformation Services.

ALTA IT Services is looking for a Financial Analyst to join our client on a contract opportunity.

Financial Analyst
Washington, DC (100% Remote)
3-month contract

PURPOSE

Provides financial support to the business, including but not limited to cost allocations, fixed asset accounting and analysis, variance analysis, invoice and procurement support, and project analysis. Interfaces regularly with project managers, procurement and business area directors. Supports large and/or complex projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the general supervision of the Director, the LFA's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. 40% Leads the analytical review of the annual clients administrative expense budget and various forecasts; and supports the development of the three-year plan and monitoring of performance against the Division's goals. Includes working with Directors, Senior Directors, VP's, cost center managers, other clients Finance management, as well as various other areas and levels of the company; preparing presentations for Senior Management and the Board of Directors; monitoring and analyzing monthly expenses to determine appropriateness, including expense allocation methodologies (direct and indirect); and reporting on expenses and variances from plan and forecast.

2. 20% Responsible for providing support and direction to clients management on administrative expense issues, including the development of analytical tools, reports and communications on expense and operational goals and objectives. Serves as the source of operational and financial information used in making business decisions. Develops strategies for managing budgets to targets, particularly relating to resource costs and HW/SW.

3. 20% Participates in Division projects and meetings in order to ensure clients operational and financial goals and objectives are met and that projects achieve and maintain optimum efficiency and satisfaction standards. Directs the investigation and assists in the resolution of any unusual trends or potential issues to assure data integrity and identify business issues, as appropriate.

4. 20% Responsible for analyzing standard and ad hoc operational, financial and productivity metrics. Responds to executive, director and manager inquiries, handles special requests, researches complex financial issues and prepares financial data for presentation to executive management. Manages research and other special projects and ad-hoc requests such as productivity analysis, variance analysis, forecasting, etc.

Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and over 10 years of progressively responsible experience. Microsoft Office Suite and Oracle Financial Suite applications skills.

Abilities/Skills: The individual must have advanced analytical and financial modeling skills, problem solving, planning, financial and accounting skills, and the ability to develop and implement policies and programs that will advance corporate, financial and operational goals and objectives. The individual must have Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word skills with the ability to conceptualize, create and compile materials consisting of data, charts, graphs and supporting explanatory/analytical narrative. A keen attention to detail and accuracy of data with a focus on continual improvement in the depth and breadth of metrics tracking and analysis is required.

The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed presentation, written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey complex and detailed concepts to a diverse audience and facilitate communication between different areas of the corporation. The incumbent must possess extremely well developed organizational and prioritization skills as well as strong process orientation skills. The incumbent must be an independent self-starter, with the ability to also function effectively as a team member.

Must be able to effectively work in a fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

ALTA IT Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
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