Financial Analyst - PlowShare Group, New York

Recruiter
Publicis Health Care
Location
New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Oct 2020
Closes
28 Oct 2020
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PLOWSHARE GROUP, LLC. FINANCIAL ANALYST NEW YORK CITY OR STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT OFFICE PlowShare Group is a leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns. Founded more than 20 years ago, PlowShare is the largest social issues communications agency in the U.S., working with charitable and government groups such as American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Habitat for Humanity, Make–A–Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, and World Wildlife Fund, among others. Position Overview The Analyst is responsible for the execution of month–end close and subsequent reporting. This role highlights key operational issues and financial exposures that affect profitability. The Analyst will prepare journal entries and HFM reporting, be involved in process improvement projects, and prepare ad hoc reporting in support of agency business needs. The Analyst should have a strong understanding of the Groupe's accounting practices and policies, and be a self–starter with strong written and personal communication skills. This position also requires the ability to sift through and present data in a clear and compelling way.Job Responsibilities & Duties Calculate and book month–end end entries across G and Balance Sheet accounts Manage inter–company recharge arrangements between units; set up recharge jobs, track progress to date, accrue/transfer recharges at month–end and perform final reconciliation if necessary Perform review of FMC controls; prepare FMC binder and complete PICT Checklist and present any findings to BFI Manager Monitor Balance Sheet and job maintenance to ensure all balances are being actively managed and jobs are being closed in a timely manner; alert BFI Manager of stale balances and job closure issues Submit P forecasts in HFM and review for accuracy and I/C mismatches Provide support for overhead budgeting and forecasting Assist with Client Profitability calculations and submit Actual and Forecast figures into HFM Prepare Tax schedules, CSR, CBCR and all other ancillary Groupe reporting Review P and B/S during close and post–close to ensure for accuracy and identify variances versus forecasts and present insights to BFI Manager Run reports to support agency operations; billability, utilization, budget tracking etc. and provide analysis and insights against benchmarks Monitor agency expense accounts, highlight trends and propose forecast changes to support future anticipated spend Assist BFI Manager in audit preparation and responses Suggest process improvements across budgeting, forecasting and month–end close Leverage available resources (agency finance team, SSC, corporate finance team) to resolve issues Requirements & Qualifications 4 years of college education (Finance, Accounting degree preferred) 1–3 years of experience in Finance or Accounting, including familiarity with the digital environment Excel skills, including pivot tables Intermediate proficiency of MS Office Experience with Hyperion or SAP preferred Interpersonal and communication skills Notable Milestones Create 3 unique financial reports or dashboards designed to address agency's business–decision making needs

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