Financial Analyst II

Waltham, MA | Contract

Post Date: 09/06/2017 Job ID: 79386 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A leading utilities company in Waltham, MA is seeking a Financial Analyst to join their team. In this contract role, you will have the opportunity to make lasting connections with a reputable company. Apply today!

NOTE: WE ARE ONLY WORKING WITH LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BOSTON/WALTHAM ONLY! WE ARE NOT WORKING WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES. 

Responsibilities for the Financial Analyst:                     
  • Provide analytical support for End-to-End Process teams; identify gaps and opportunities that will promote a deeper understanding of the levers that are available to help the business drive continuous improvement
  • Generate insight to linking operational performance (effectiveness, efficiency) with financial performance
  • Leverage analytics and process improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, LEAN) to provide a financially data-driven approach to improvements
  • Compile data from various sources into a single, consumable, data sets
  • Utilize visualization and build dashboards to review organizational performance.
  • Identify business trends, issues, challenges, and recommended actions
  • Provide support and analysis to evaluate financial impacts of various initiatives and projects enabling prioritization and decision making
  • Engage with broader business and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Participate in End-to-End Process Team led projects with process improvement components
  • Partner with Process Teams to develop measurements and metrics to track drivers of value and monitor progress against the agreed plans, business cases and budgets
Requirements for the Financial Analyst:
  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Process Excellence or Operations
  • 5+ years of experience in Finance, Accounting or Process Excellence roles
  • Prior utility or energy industry, or process improvement experience desirable
  • Strong mastery of Excel, PowerPoint, Business Objects, and other reporting tools
  • Experience with SAP, databases, Tableau, Alteryx and other business reporting tools preferred
  • Strong background in analysis, modeling, project management and continuous improvement desirable
  • Demonstrate the use and understanding of Continuous Improvement/Six Sigma tools and methodologies
  • Advanced leadership, relationship management, consulting and influencing skills
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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