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Robert Half International Financial Analyst in Houston, Texas

Description Robert Half is hiring outstanding candidates for a fast-growing company's Financial Analyst position. In this Financial Analyst position, you will be tasked with measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans and conducting financial modeling on a wide range of financial products. You will also be responsible for advising management on the distribution of resources to best complete objectives and preparing reports for management. You will be a part of a dynamic team being a key business partner in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. As the Financial Analyst, you will be expected to successfully support world class strategic and financial planning methods, build long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Additional aspects of this role consist of operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This Financial Analyst role is located in the Houston, Texas, and it is a permanent employment opportunity.

How you will make an impact

  • Keep tabs on monthly and quarterly performance through the comparison of actuals versus expectations, ensuring that business partners handle their resources

  • Survey performance to date and assess potential opportunities and risks

  • Flexible individuals comfortable with large amounts of information, and adept at managing expectations

  • Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to see the proper execution of plans

  • Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and if any actions are required

  • Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Enable successful Business Intelligence (BI) to deliver valuable foresight and decision support

  • Work with senior executives on strategic deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, strategic resource allocation and prioritization, and event tracking and execution

  • Endorse weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings as well as P& L forecasting

  • Complete and direct forecasting reports

  • Work closely with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close processes Requirements - Microsoft Excel experience preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial modeling

  • Command of KPI Reporting

  • Strong familiarity with pricing analysis

  • Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience recommended)

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Skills in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly desired (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

  • 3+ years of experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, ability to work independently

  • Spreadsheet and ERP system experience is ideal, but not required

  • Proficiency with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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