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1749-Business Financial Analyst

Company: Norland Group
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

This position requires - Clear Background, Drug Test, and Education Check.
Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer without Sponsorship.
(Principal Only! No Corp to Corp)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position Title: 1749-Business Financial Analyst
Location: Oakland, CA
Pay Rate: $45 - $50 Contract Duration: 6 monthsDepartment Summary:

The Office of the CIO (OCIO) represents the cross-functional IT Management capabilities that enable running the business of IT. The OCIO focuses on supporting IT's operation model by ensuring a consistent, transparent, and efficient approach to the way the IT organization delivers value to its partners. The core of the OCIO consists of four areas essential to the long-term success of IT: Contract Management, Culture, Program Management Office and Investment Management.


Position Summary:

Seeking a highly motivated Senior Business Analyst to compile and analyze key metrics data to help leaders make informed business decisions. The analyst must have the ability to drive discussions with teams to and assist with solving complex business problems. The successful candidate will work with multiple teams within the Information Technology Organization to develop and utilize financial and contracts metrics data for strategic business initiatives and operations. They will lead meetings, form teams, assign tasks, solve data driven problems and manage issues. The person will research best practices; develop internal and external benchmarks in support of helping leaders with business decisions. Additionally, they will have the ability to communicate and influence organizational change and gain organizational support. This role may require the analyst to perform quality assurance and business process improvement activities such as developing, managing, or coordinating performance or quality assessment, change management communications and training.

Specific types of analytics and reporting may include performance dashboards, business analytics, modeling, budgeting, and forecasting.

Job Responsibilities:
--- Assist with the daily operations and provide general IT business & planning support
--- Prepare reports through gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data and information; prepares presentation materials for management reports.
--- Assist in the initiation, conducting and coordinating studies and analysis on IT operations, resource allocation, financial reviews; and analyzing programs to ensure that program goals and work plans are on target.
--- Maintain annual capital and expense budgets utilizing proper accounting/budgeting controls, enter financial data into tracking system, and compile regular and ad-hoc financial status reports
--- Analyzes actual spend and forecasting to determine if/when appropriate Change Controls must be implemented
--- Provides financial analysis on portfolio cost variances for plan vs. actual and can identify inappropriate charges by resources or vendors and makes appropriate corrections in SAP.
--- May work as a liaison among stakeholders to coordinate, document, and schedule changes to IT infrastructure and information systems.
--- Capture, analyze and present data to managers and directors to aid in making business decisions.
--- Effectively plans and control work on a small project; integrates all aspects, tracks and ensures that work progresses on schedule and that work meets specification or required standard.
--- Develops communications needed to summarize analysis and to discuss recommendations for peers and executives. This may take the form of dashboards or power point decks.
--- Facilitates problems solving sessions and workshops with diverse set of business and technology team members.
--- Proactively follows-up on issues and initiatives for senior leaders to ensure successful resolution and implementation
--- Works closely with leaders and other key stakeholders to ensure that key initiatives and activities are delivered in a timely and coordinated manner and aligned with the goals of the organization.
--- Create and migrate reports to Power BI
--- Experience with downloading and extracting data from SAP into meaningful business intelligence reports and dashboards.
--- Works with IT and functional leadership to establish a variety of key business, financial and performance metrics
--- Create metrics and compile dashboards and reports; develop summary variance explanations and recommends remedial actions


Qualifications

Minimum:

--- Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
--- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Project, Visio, PowerPoint and expert level Excel skills
--- 5 to 8 years of related work experience


Desired:

--- MBA or graduate degree
--- Experience with project management tools like Gantt chart, JIRA to create and manage project plans
--- Experience with Power BI a plus

Experience required:
--- 5 years of experience in a similar role.
--- Financial Reporting (detail and leadership overviews) - Excel and powerpoint skills to provide monthly reporting
--- Variance analysis (forecasts vs actuals) - Able to articulate the drivers behind the variances between actuals vs budget and Forecast
--- Forecasting - Ability to input a monthly forecast for expense related transactions
--- Ad Hoc financial analysis
--- Strong Microsoft Power BI and advanced excel capabilities We encourage Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Disabled individuals to apply for all positions that they may be qualified for. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume in a Word Document with the month and year that you have worked at each previous position to - lisa@norlandgroup.com and copy: 1749-Business Financial Analyst to the email Subject Line.Or click this email link and attach your resume in a MS Word Document format Job Posted Date: 9/9/2022

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