Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Systems & Management Analyst

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Santa Monica, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jul 06, 2017
Job ID
Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Systems & Management Analyst – Santa Monica, CA
Our client, a leading gaming company, is seeking a new Senior Financial Analyst to join their team!
This role will work closely with various finance and business teams across the organization to understand the businesses and management priorities in order to help convert the business needs into a workable solution that is aligned with the long-term system and reporting strategy of the Finance department.  The position will serve as a liaison between finance/business teams and IT, ensuring that business needs are met with appropriate technology solutions.  The position will also prepare and provide management reporting materials.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, experience supporting financial reporting and FP&A operations, as well as experience with financial systems (Oracle R12, Hyperion, OBIEE).  The position reports to the Manager - Financial Systems Analysis within the corporate controller group. 
Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work with key stakeholders and end users to effectively determine needs and define/document business requirements
  • Support and/or lead system projects and enhancement requests, including gathering of requirements and best practices, assisting in design and development phases where appropriate, QA testing, training, UAT coordination, and post-implementation support 
  • Maintain excellent working relationship with IT and business
  • Identify, propose, and implement improvements that can be made to systems and processes
  • Support system users as follows:
    • Training of staff as necessary to improve analysis
    • Create training manuals and guides
    • Answer questions regarding assumptions and logic in reporting/analysis models
    • Provide clear communication of system activities through publishing information through web, e-mail, meetings, etc.
  • Maintaining documentation on key systems and processes
  • Centralize internal reporting requirements and solutions, gather inputs and viewpoints and generate consistent solutions (balance and distinguish ad hoc analysis and standardized reporting / structural solutions).
  • Review and maintain Chart of Accounts set up and roll up thru DRM, and its documentation.
  • Maintain Oracle cross-validation and security rules set up.
  • On a regular and on-going basis, provide Financial Systems Architecture training across the Finance function, so that a minimum level of common understanding and knowledge in built into the capability of the organization.
  • Prepare board and audit committee reporting materials
  • Prepare and provide ad-hoc management reports
  • Supporting various projects / initiatives as assigned by the Financial Systems Manager
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Finance or Accounting, or related
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience working in a business analysis capacity, ideally with financial applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communications
  • Customer service mentality: business users or business partners who request your help with business requirements for reporting and analysis are your customers
Strongly Preferred
  • Excellent knowledge on Hyperion (Essbase, Planning, HFR), OBIEE, and Oracle R12
  • Good project management skills
  • Focused problem-solving and analysis
  • Analytical and logical, and able to manage data intensive spreadsheets
  • Strong understanding of and partnership with the business and the finance functions
  • Self-driven, proactive, results-oriented