Financial Analysis Advisor-130016WX
This is a Financial Planning Requisition for an Operating Expense Analyst/Consultant (OPEX) in Panama, but supporting a business group operating out of the US. The primary responsibility for this analyst is preparing/analyzing the Business Unit OPEX budgets and preparing material for both forecast and operational reviews.
The consultant will support a world-wide or regional team and will be responsible for consolidating a WW or regional opex views based on inputs from the different teams. The analyst will be required to understand and report on opex performance in all regions responsible for.
As part of the budgeting process, the consultant will gather input from various members of senior staff, analyze historical trends, segmentation, and scaling targets. The position offers opportunities to make recommendations for OPEX savings that are consistent with the segment’s goals. Consolidate and submit requirements for facilities space planning. On a weekly basis, track and provide updates on segment headcount trending. Regular ad hoc analysis, cross-charge analysis, and P&L sensitivities are also required.
This analyst will need to participate in monthly accounting close activity which includes variance analysis, communication with accounting team and to-go analysis based on actual results.
As part of OPEX management/control and ensuring expenses are submitted against appropriate cost centers, this analyst will be responsible for approving headcount requisitions, on-line OPEX requisitions, as well as any other OPEX related approval work flows.
Preferably the candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Industrial Engineering, Economics, or Accounting (or Bachelor’s degree and Masters in related field) with at least 3 years experience or equivalent training and experience.
Very strong system/spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel is also a requirement since the data is managed, shared and used through Excel and Excel Add-in spreadsheets. Experience with planning systems including Hyperion and Oracle are preferred.
A strong background in forecasting and variance analysis is desirable since the position will require analyzing results & making recommendations to the management team as well as insuring the integrity of the data. This person must have very strong ability to deal with ambiguity, drive for results and interpersonal skills. Candidate must demonstrate ability to summarize and present information in a concise and clear manner for executive review and approval.
Advanced English is required.
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Latin America-PA-Panama-Distrito De Arraijand