Financial Analyst

Walker Sands’ Financial Analyst will play an important role in increasing efficiency and improving profitability across the agency.  The role will be responsible for collaborating with stakeholders across the organization to support finance operations and strategic planning. This position will drive business leaders’ financial understanding of the agency and support decision making.

Responsibilities

  • Perform financial forecasting, reporting and KPI tracking for senior leaders
  • Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support
  • Perform variance analysis, identify trends and make recommendations for improvement
  • Compare and analyze actual results with budgets and forecasts
  • Provide actionable recommendations to optimize the business
  • Work closely with the accounting team to support month- and year-end close processes
  • Maintain data integrity in financial systems and other financial models
  • Improve automation of reporting and forecasting tools
  • Support implementation of a new financial system in Q3 2020

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of basic GAAP accounting principles
  • Experience with month- and year-end close processes, including revenue reconciliation, interdepartmental revenue and cost allocations and creating support documents for journal entries
  • Demonstrated ability to properly handle sensitive and confidential information
  • 1-3 years experience in finance/accounting
  • Experience in a Marketing/PR/Creative agency or other professional services is a plus
  • Strong fluency in of MS Excel/Google Sheets (LOOKUPS, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, INDEX, MATCH, QUERY functions, etc)
  • Experience with Power BI or other data visualization tools is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment