Madison, WI – Financial Analyst

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    Natalya Krutova
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    Position Summary

    The Financial Analyst performs professional accounting and analysis duties which require the knowledge and application of accounting and financial analysis theories and principles. This position provides effective accounting and analysis functions that are in compliance with state and federal laws. The Financial Analyst performs financial analysis, develops and prepares financial reports and budgets, and partners with internal stakeholders in process improvement projects. The Financial Analyst also implements and maintains financial procedures and processes. This position will compile, interpret and analyze financial data, and then prepare reports and other tools that support the achievement of organizational goals.

    Responsibilities

    The Financial Analyst will spend a majority of his/her time in these activities:
    • Provide analytical, forecasting, reporting, and project support to senior management
    • Produce monthly reports, which include key metrics, financial results, and variance tracking
    • Perform a monthly fund balance analysis
    • Identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organization
    • Develop various budget and pro forma reporting
    • Compile monthly and year-to-date financial statements
    • Reviews fund controls, mainly for federal grants, and audit grant expenditures
    • Establish and maintain financial journals, accounts, ledgers and records within an automated financial system; allocate revenues and expenses among funds
    • Provide technical guidance and recommend changes to procedures as needed
    • Develop, implement, and administer procedures and processes in assigned areas
    • Reconcile accounts on a monthly basis
    • Participate in fiscal year end closing
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college/university
    • Minimum of five years of budget, accounting and/or finance experience.

    Skills and Talents:

    • Principles and practices governing federal grant expenditures
    • Accounting and budgeting principles and development
    • Application of financial analysis; program and policy analyses; as well as the ability to interpret and recommend corrective action
    • Strong working knowledge of Excel, financial modeling, data management, and use of statistic techniques
    • Written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
    • Attention to accuracy and detail required.

    Other Requirements

    • State-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time. Travel is anticipated to include day travel.

    Any applicant interested in applying should apply directly through WEDC’s employment page listed below:
    https://secure.yourpayrollhr.com/ta/7760.careers?ApplyToJob=268592321

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