Financial Analyst
The NPD Group

Port Washington North, New York

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Combining consumer surveys, retail point-of-sale data, and cutting-edge analytics, The NPD Group delivers trusted retail industry research to the world's most successful brands and retailers. We also offer careers that reward innovation and provide growth opportunities for forward-thinking problem-solvers who join our team. Speed your career growth, while working with the best and brightest in the market research industry.

Position Overview

The Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst is an integral part of the Corporate FP&A team. They will provide financial support, budget/forecast collaboration, and extensive analytics to NPD's larger Global FP&A department. This position requires an organized and goal-oriented individual with meticulous attention to detail. Strong financial, analytical, and communication (verbal and written) skills are essential.

Location

This position can be located in the following area(s): Port Washington

Responsibilities

  • Build PowerPoint and Excel templates for budgets and forecasts, considering prior exhibits and necessary enhancements.
  • Partner with Global FP&A team during budgets and forecasts, acting as a resource for trouble shooting and general assistance.
  • Provide supporting documentation for forecasts, business review, and annual budget process ensuring accurate, timely, and efficient execution.
  • Consolidate data sources, creating aggregated financial exhibits and models.
  • Formulate an in depth understanding of variances, requiring the combination of cross-platform information: including SalesForce, NetSuite, and Adaptive.
  • Evaluate the financial performance of the businesses, developing and reporting on revenue, P&L, and business metrics monthly.
  • Provide weekly revenue reporting and analysis, understanding business performance and revenue pipeline.
  • Develop best practices to standardize and automate our current reports and analysis with the FP&A team.
  • Deliver effective and timely ad hoc business analysis as requested.
  • Build and maintain financial models to support internal decision making for a variety of business initiatives.
  • Design new reports from Business Intelligence tools (ex. Netsuite, Adaptive, etc.) as well as a CRM application (ex. Salesforce), thinking outside the box and innovating existing reporting.
  • Become a reliable source for accurate, time-sensitive work, and establish strong relationships with the Global FP&A team and cross functional departments.


Qualifications
  • A degree in Finance, Business or Accounting
  • 2-4 years of experience: Finance, Planning & Analysis, or Accounting
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, including charting, modeling, experience with pivot tables, lookups, and other advanced functions
  • Very strong and proven analytical skills. Candidates should be able to manipulate large data sets, have great attention to detail and ensure accuracy in their work
  • Strong understanding of accounting fundamentals and financial statements
  • Exposure to Accounting, including Auditing preferred
  • General Ledger, Planning tools software, and SalesForce experience is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to synthesize information into a clear, concise, and compelling message
  • Must be able to proactively engage financial data to make recommendations
  • Independent and positive thinker, self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility, ready to back up their assertions with facts
  • Track record of working under deadlines in a fast-paced environment, adapting to changing priorities and accomplishing objectives


The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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