Senior Financial Analyst II, Finance (remote work eligible)

Edward D. Jones
Saint Louis
15 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
Contract type
Full time
The Financial Program Planning – Analysis team is where Finance, Accounting and Project/Program Management intersect. We are responsible for financial planning and analysis, management reporting and evolving the firms processes through the implementation of process improvements and best practices within the intersection. The successful candidate will be a self–starter who partners well in a collaborative manner to support our Program, Project and Finance stakeholder's ability to make timely program level, financial impacting decisions while championing financial stewardship.Role Responsibilities

Supporting the Program/Project Leadership team in developing and maintaining budgets for internal and external 3rd party resources

Working with the Project Management Office (PMO) and other stakeholders to develop and implement process improvements, tools, and financial controls around Program/Project expenditures
Serve as the single point of contact for the financial health of the program.
Manage the entire vendor invoice payment process
Track the invoice payment processing to ensure the responsible parties within the program approve in a timely manner and submit to Accounts Payable (AP) for payment processing
Manually track the invoices submitted against the appropriate Statement of Work (SOW) to provide the program with detailed information on the remaining SOW value
Tracking Program/Project budgets and expenses
Providing financial transparency to the Program & Project Leads of actuals and projected spend
Partner with program stakeholders to develop and maintain the program's financial outlook
Work with our 3rd party partners to understand & track accrual activity at the program level to ensure the firm receives timely financial information from our 3rd party partners
Aligning with the program to ensure timely dissemination of the single source of truth via financial dashboards
Working with Project Leads to put processes and tools in place to track internal labor spend to the program
Being a trusted finance partner to help educate the program & project stakeholders on the inputs into the budgeting and expense management processes; providing support and guidance where needed to facilitate a continued partnership
Working with the PMO to analyze, document, and monitor business processes. Identify and implement process and control improvements where needed
Prepare, summarize, and present financial reports on a regular and reliable cadence highlighting risk & issues and working with the necessary points of contact to resolve the issues in a collaborative manner
Identify trends and present recommendations to Senior Leadership in order to influence decision making
Leverage project management best practices to partner with and drive the finance functions Education and Experiences

Bachelor's degree in a related field. MBA is preferred
4+ years of relevant work experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Project/Program Management, Cost Controlling or related experiences is preferred Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge and familiarity of Project/Program Management principles and practices and ability to represent the finance function while aligning to support the needs of our Program and Project stakeholders
Experience in budgeting, cost management, planning, and estimating
Proactively identify and implement process and control improvements where needed.
Ability to build trusted relationships and connect the dots to ensure integrated processes
Ability to operate in ambiguous situations, create processes enhancements that address short term needs while moving us closer to the more longer–term vision
Ability to anticipate problems, recommend and execute on solutions
Ability to work well collaboratively
Ability to plan and organize efficiently and effectively
Proven ability to communicate with impact, demonstrated through excellent interpersonal, written communication and presentation skills
Ability to challenge existing processes, define improvement opportunities and work with stakeholders of conflicting perspectives to execute on a collaborative solution
Proven ability to effectively lead change initiatives and demonstrate influence
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required, including demonstrated ability to utilize pivot tables, advanced charting, advanced formulas, and conditional formatting
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials, Tableau, is a plus

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