Senior Financial Analyst

Melville, New York
22 Sep 2020
22 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary

With minimal direction, performs complex financial analysis involving company expenses, income, and other business results based on past, present, and future operations.  Assists in evaluating information for setting the strategic direction for VSP.

Essential Functions

Researches and analyzes business and financial information at a corporate level; makes recommendations and assists in establishing the strategic direction of VSP

Researches, analyzes, and reports fluctuations in financial and business results to identify trends and research variances; makes recommendations to improve company performance and resolve issues

Researches, analyzes, and reports fluctuations between actual financial results compared to budgeted amounts to advise management on potential areas of cost impact; makes recommendations for corrective action

Assists in the preparation of company budgets and financial forecasts for the development of business plans

Monitors and evaluates individual department expenses and identifies any specific trends to assist in cost control

Recommends changes to streamline accounting systems and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and appropriate utilization of resources

Prepares reports that outline VSP's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings to assist in financial decision-making

Analyzes and interprets various financial reports and statistics to management; makes recommendations to ensure proper business decisions are made

Assists with the review and evaluation of performance evaluations to provide coaching and feedback

Adapts new developments in the field of financial planning and control to ensure VSP utilizes the most effective financial practices; makes recommendations to improve financial systems and processes

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business from an accredited college

Eight years of related financial analysis experience

Demonstrated ability to conduct various types of analysis, including cost-benefit and alternative analysis

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proficient in spreadsheet applications and mainframe accounting systems

Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to multi-task and work under strict deadlines

Strong business aptitude, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of financial and operational planning processes and best practices

Strong work ethic and flexible work style

Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment the in performance of his/her job duties.

Proven ability to navigate complex situations through organizational landscape and with multiple stakeholders

Demonstrates ability to be a decision-maker showing balanced consideration of business issues 

Clean credit history as reported by credit report