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FP&A Analyst

Robert Half

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 10, 2021.

Ref ID: 04130-0011790531

Classification: Financial Analyst

Compensation: $60000.00 to $70000.00 yearly

A non- profit charter school located in Southwest Houston is seeking an FP& A Analyst. The FP& A Analyst is responsible for performing various budget analyses and forecasting to ensure that the organization makes wise financial decisions and uses funding appropriately, flagging discrepancies for the Managing Director of FP& A. The FP& A Analyst will have extensive interaction with the executive team and play a major role in developing budgets, supporting FP& A process implementation, and serving as the gatekeeper for the financial software. The Finance team celebrates understanding the big picture, and this role will balance deep financial analysis with evaluating organizational KPIs.
Duties include:
• Have advanced analytical ability to perform detailed variance analysis; the FP& A Analyst must be able to zoom into the details and zoom out to see the overall impact to the organization
• Perform ad-hoc financial analysis focused on current and future year budgets; these projects will be time-sensitive and require quick turnarounds so that the regional leadership team can make decisions
• Work with budget owners to provide ongoing data analysis, variance updates, and projections, ensuring appropriate monitoring and controls, while supporting prudent budget decisions
• Provide training and ensure ongoing availability to answer budget owners’ questions on individual budgets, financial systems, and financial policies
• Assist in the monthly/quarterly/annual reviews and analyses of financial reports for accuracy and budget variance
• Participate in the facilitation and maintenance of the annual budget process
• Travel to the various campuses and properties, as needed
• Ad hoc reporting and modeling requested by the Managing Director of FP& A, as needed
The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution
• 3+ years of work experience in FP& A- including budget, forecast, variance analysis
• Strong self-initiative and time management skills, with the ability to complete multiple financial analysis projects in a short and compressed time window
• Positive and professional demeanor, with high level of self-confidence
• Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work with various working styles and different personality types at all levels of management
• Advanced Microsoft Excel and strong PowerPoint skills
Experience in a non-profit is highly valued.
Compensation is 70K plus bonus. Full benefit plan includes 20 days of vacation plus 24 school holidays.
For confidential consideration please forward your resume to karen.amoroso@roberthalf

Job Requirements:

– Excellent oral and written communications skills

-Experience with non- profit organization a plus

– Firm understanding of 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)

– Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

– BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

– Command of Annual Operating Budget

– Annual Budget experience desired

– Budget forecasting experience

– Experience with variance analysis

– Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Excel

– Creative problem solver who anticipates risks and opportunities and maintains a vision for continuous improvement

– Familiar with Spreadsheet and ERP system

– 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)

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