Project Controller/Financial Analyst

Accounting, Excel, Financial Analyst, GAAP, PPM, VLookup
Contract W2, 18 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

Project Financial Analyst – 18 months

*W2 Contract Only*  - Hybrid Remote, one day a week in Orlando office.

Will support finance-related deliverables for Enterprise Technology projects. This person will work closely with the existing Program Management team to support detailed financial tracking needs. Functions include assisting in financial budgeting/planning, supporting actuals and forecasting, tracking based on the project plan, commitments, and contracts/SOWs, and providing timely and actionable reporting.

The Analyst will interact with the project and budget owners in all aspects of budgets, forecasts, detailed tracking, and analysis variances. The Project Financial Analyst maintains budget tracking tools, tracks invoices, and billings, manages fee structures, and forecasts potential gains and losses. Will help develop and grow best practices and the influence of Program Management & Execution within our organization with a focus on helping to evolve our use of financial reporting tools and processes. The ideal candidate has an interest in a career path that will lead to project management.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in budget/planning, actuals, & forecast process for both capital and operational expenses
  • Leads the tracking of detailed financials based on the project plan, commitments, and contracts/SOWs (day-to-day financial management of project spend)
  • Support, manage and track the project financials for multiple active programs or projects of moderate complexity while working closely with the appropriate Project Manager(s)
  • Consults with, and advises project manager regarding financial tracking to commitments, project budget, and actual spend
  • Partner with Finance, and project owners with the preparation of quarter close entries, including re-classes and accruals
  • Coordinates with project budget owners and liaison with FP&A to ensure all financial timelines are met and costs remain within the forecast
  • Report monthly actuals activity on EnTech portfolio project financials and lead meetings with project leaders monthly to review project forecast updates
  • Prepare supporting documentation for the monthly, quarterly, and Annual Operating Plan (AOP) cycles with EnTech leadership, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), and Controllership, including forecasting and submissions, preparation of senior management presentations, and financial reporting packages
  • Evaluate data, forecasts, and analyze trends
  • Maintains and updates financial models and reports
  • Provides input on project accounting/finance process improvements
  • Proactively identifies issues (data or process) and ensures that appropriate action is taken to resolve issues
  • Clearly articulates project variances to forecast and outlines the cause of change
  • Provides analysis of financial data to identify key project issues and ensures financial integrity of project reporting
  • Confidently and effectively communicates with managers, team members, stakeholders, and business partners

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Controller (Financial Analyst) experience in technology managing programs and project controls (e.g. cost, schedule, performance), financial reporting, analysis, and planning during the project lifecycle
  • Must have proven experience managing multiple project financials, priorities, and tasks across multiple projects and teams – while adhering to deadlines and maintaining high quality
  • Knowledge of project accounting and GAAP principles with extensive understanding of establishing, documenting, reporting, and tracking project financials across multiple technology teams including:
  • Establishing, maintaining, and tracking project budgets, and overall cost control
  • Establishing resource plans and translating resource plans into financial fore Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Clarity PPM or Enterprise Project Portfolio Management tools
  • Experience working for a large company and within a matrix organization
  • Experience supporting technology organizations using agile practices
  • Experience with Smartsheets
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel -ability to perform vlookups, pivot tables, and other Excel formulas to design models and reports:
  • Specific: VLookup, Pivot Table, Modelling/Report Building, Sum IFs, IF formulas, HLookUp, Handling large data sets, etc.
  • Must have moderate to advanced SAP experience, pulling reports, exporting data, and performing data analysis
  • Preparing detailed monthly project forecasts, managing project forecast processes, and conducting project review meetings
  • Presenting financials to leadership
    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and time management skills; with the ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership
  • Strong partnering, influencing, and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written, active listening, and communication; high attention to detail; demonstrated ability to influence partners and key business decisions
    Required Education
  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Technology and/or a related field
  • Project management skills (PMI Certification or equivalent a plus)
Dice Id : 10115346
Position Id : 5977
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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