Financial Analyst

US-CA-Thousand Oaks
2 weeks ago
Req #
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Accounting/Finance (US) - Financial Analysis


The Financial analyst is responsible for general analysis and reporting of operational and financial data for Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Supply Chain and Inventory Management (SCIM) needs.


Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities



  • Maintain and improve upon various complex Excel based analytical models to support operational decision making. Ensure models align with and support current priorities and goals.
  • Establish well thought out and robust Excel models to address defined analytical needs; provide insights from the models that improve SCIM efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Identify meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) and investigate variances on these metrics to validate effectiveness and efficiency of SCIM decisions.
  • Compile and analyze sales, returns, and purchase history patterns to inform sourcing strategies and order quantity decisions.
  • Compile complex and detailed sales and earned revenue packages for books divisions and execute ad-hoc analyses.
  • Create and run COGNOS queries for recurring and ad-hoc reporting that requires an understanding of the attributes and relationships within each database table and how data relates across external systems.
  • Maintain clear and very detailed procedures so they may be reliably replicated.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Source and reconcile data from multiple source systems to create meaningful analyses.
  • Collaborate with others to improve data management processes and tools.    
  • Other duties, as may be assigned



Qualifications & Education


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance.
  • Minimum of 8 years of directly related work experience.
  • Excellent computer skills and software proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and high comfort level in creating pivots and utilizing “vlookup”, “hlookup”, “sumif”, and “sumproduct” functions


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