The Financial Analyst is primarily responsible for managing the MLS budget and projections.
Serve as a daily liaison between the finance department and multiple MLS/SUM departments including Marketing, Events, IT and Digital
Provide finance support for budget owners of multiple MLS departments by working with them to manage their budgets and track their expenses, including the implementation and management of financial trackers, to properly monitor financial data and help make better business decisions.
Gain a deep understanding of the underlying business of all departments supported in order to manage the departments’ budgets and projections as well as be heavily involved in the monthly financial close process
Identify areas for cost improvements/revenue opportunities
Assist in improving the overall budgeting process, including deeper cost analysis and more timely information
Review financial reports and presentations for reporting to the Board of Governors and Advisory Finance Committee
Analyze monthly financial data, and work closely with MLS staff accountant during the monthly close process, including the identification and determination of accruals, re-classes, etc.
Support the Finance Manager on projects as needed
Ad hoc business reporting and analysis as needed
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
3-5 years of experience
Strong financial and accounting skills
Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail with the ability to analyze from a macro level as well
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally collaboratively across multiple departments
Ability to build strong working relationships with multiple senior executives and staff
Diligence and persistence in obtaining necessary information
Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities
Adherence to confidentiality
High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Self-starter with good time management skills when urgent deadlines need to be met