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Revenue Financial Analyst

Revenue Financial Analyst

Job ID 
2017-2781
Category 
Finance & Accounting
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MN-Minneapolis
Posted Date 
10/5/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY

 

As part of the FP&A team, the Revenue Financial Analyst will assist in the developing and maintaining of the annual revenue budgets and revenue rolling forecasts while providing decision support through financial analyses to optimize revenue.  This includes analyzing bookings, cancel/credit/rate reductions, and base revenue trends for budgeting and forecasting purposes. This position will also perform ad hoc revenue related financial analysis as needed to support the finance team and the business partners.

 

Key to the long-term success of this position will be ability to perform financial analyses, which will make sense of data from different sources and provide key insights and recommendations, obtaining the necessary data and information to ensure complete, timely and accurate analysis of financial information and processes in a proactive and effective manner.  This person will also need to be able to successfully collaborate/partner with different the FP&A and Finance team as well as SPS business partners. 

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide on-going, day to day support and administration (process and software) for all budget-related activities linked to revenue
  • Collaborate with Sr. Financial Analyst, and other finance team members, in the development of the annual revenue budget and monthly rolling forecasts, including new bookings/sales, cancels/credits/rate-reductions, base assumptions and other revenue related metrics/KPIs, including variance and trend analysis
  • Collaborate across business units within SPS; be seen as a business partner
  • Proactively contribute to the identification of opportunities and actions to improve financial performance through creation of dashboards, reports and analytic tools
  • Develop sound financial models and/or business cases in partnership with Sr. Financial Analyst and other business managers
  • Demonstrate ethical responsibility, personal accountability, and responsibility for the integrity and reliability of data, modeling and reporting
  • Lead and/or provide expertise to ad hoc projects and analysis as required;
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting required;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in finance, with a focus on forecasting and budgeting revenue (preferably subscription or recurring revenue)
  • Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and a creative problem-solving approach
  • Ability to rapidly develop a strong understanding of internal data sources, including accessing, analyzing and addressing specific questions with relevant data in an expedited manner
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency with financial planning and reporting software, and/or experience migrating into a system from Excel –Anaplan experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to build effective professional relationships cross-departmentally
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects with strong follow through skills; capable of taking initiative in an ambiguous and changing environment
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Works well in independent or team environments; demonstrated team player with positive attitude