Lead Financial Analyst

Waltham, MA | Contract

Post Date: 06/14/2017 Job ID: 78795 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A leading utilities company in Waltham, MA is seeking a Lead Financial Analyst to join their team. This contract role is a lucrative opportunity to make lasting connections with a top company. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Lead Financial Analyst:
  • Review large amounts of cost data for accuracy; capture all supporting documentation, summarize costs by acceptability, understand end result and be able to talk through results
  • Research, produce, monitor and analyze cost, policy or other information to enable analysis of key themes and trends
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in order to share best practice, provide technical advice and build bases of influence
  • Manage the day to day relationship with contract or external service providers, including negotiation, interpretation and application of established contractual agreements and/or service level agreements
  • Assist and coordinate work on projects by contributing to developing project standards and processes to improve project delivery within the relevant function
  • Develop and maintain analytical systems, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance time/consistency/safety/efficiency and operability
  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area
  • Develop process and policy specifications and criteria and options and evaluate those options to support senior management decision-making in the relevant field
  • Research and analyze key themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact upon the business
  • Translate business objectives into clearly defined business cases, annual plans and objectives in order to support achievement of departmental/operational area
Requirements for the Lead Financial Analyst:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area
  • Up to 5 years of related experience, or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced degree/credits preferred
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Accounting background
  • Analysis, reconciliation and review skills
  • Proficient in relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience and proficiency in relevant company related IT systems Knowledge and Experience
  • 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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