Financial Analyst, FP&A

Verisk Analytics • Jersey City, NJ 07097

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Department : Enterprise (Corporate) Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Title : Financial Analyst

General Summary : Are you a driven financial analyst looking to advance your career in a fast paced publicly traded company? If youve got solid analytical, modeling, problem-solving and relationship-building skills, and the desire to work in a dynamic team environment, please read on

Verisks corporate financial planning & analysis team needs a diligent analyst, like you, to analyze our business and drive insight to action. If youre interested in getting the right information to the right people at the right time and helping with our strategic planning process while gaining visibility to senior executives and staff at varying levels, and from multiple disciplines, across the organization, we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities :

Analyze, Plan, and Present :

  • Support the decision-making process by delivering accurate and timely data, analysis, and recommendations
  • Analyze revenue and expense trends, including a comparison of actual results to budget, forecast, and prior year
  • Help lead the strategic planning process ( includes multi-year plans, budgets, and quarterly forecasts ) and coordination of related business presentations
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of forecast models and methodologies
  • Provide routine and ad-hoc financial reporting to facilitate understanding of results in achieving company goals
  • Support the creation of presentations to Investors, the Board of Directors, and Senior Management
  • Continuously improve financial reporting and produce monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports for senior leaders

Partner and Communicate :

  • Assist with ad-hoc projects/analysis, supporting various functional groups by verifying that assumptions, tactics, and results are value-add and compatible with company goals
  • Compare actual results to budget/forecast and work with business partners to understand variance drivers
  • Collaborate with Accounting/Finance on the month-end close process and related analysis
  • Partner with IS&T to ensure Capital Expenditures are in accordance with the budget
  • Proactively interface with other finance groups to promote best practices and standardization
  • Collaborate with other business groups to gain knowledge of upcoming changes ( pricing and process changes, accounting changes, etc. ) that may impact forecasting and reporting processes
  • Provide formal and informal training on financial concepts and systems to team members

Experience and Requirements :

Functional Characteristics :

  • Bachelors degree from an AACSB accredited college or university ( Business, Finance or related financial discipline preferred )
  • 1-3 years experience in either a corporate/business finance or planning role, an accounting firm, investment banking or consulting
  • Strong strategic, technical, analytical and problem-solving skills with a high level of demonstrated quantitative and finance skills in educational and professional records
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and other analytical software
  • Effective style of presenting ( e.g. using PowerPoint ) solutions to senior executives and staff at varying levels
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Tagetik, and/or Tableau a plus

Behavioral Characteristics :

  • Business acumen
  • Process management
  • Ability to build partnerships, influence decisions, work collaboratively and become a sought-out business partner
  • Passion for driving and delivering results ( action-oriented ) and delivering constructive change
  • Internal drive to finish work by deadlines ( self-motivated )
  • Intense attention to detail
  • Able to coordinate across multiple projects effectively
  • Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity and find solutions with less than perfect information
  • Performs well under pressure within the team and individual setting
  • Willingness to ask for help and leverage the knowledge and experience of others to overcome tough obstacles
  • Enthusiastically makes contributions and takes satisfaction in team accomplishments
  • Ability to travel up to 15%


Requirements:

Expertise Accounting/Finance Education Bachelors (or equivalent work experience) Job Type Full Time Location NJ-Jersey City Years of Experience 1-3 Years

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