Senior Financial Analyst

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Senior Financial Analyst provides timely, relevant and accurate financial and operational performance data and analysis to all assigned functions. The Senior Financial Analyst performs business, financial, and operational analysis to impact top-line and bottom-line results and to support Senior Leadership decision making. This position is responsible for updating monthly reports, tracking performance against projections, working with department heads to develop budgets and assist in the preparation, analysis and presentation of the weekly and monthly financial results to the Senior Leadership team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead teammates in coordinating company reports including weekly and monthly financial results and presentations for the Senior Leadership team.
  • Investigates and explains operational and financial variances to budget.
  • Acts as key influencer on initiatives that improve profitability.
  • Identifies, assesses, and communicates issues affecting profitability.
  • Provides advisory support to assigned departments on matters pertaining to budget, accounting, and related financial issues and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains financial budget and forecasting models.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial and statistical information submitted for trends, checking for reasonableness and accuracy.
  • Provides analysis of revenue and expenses, financial modeling, financial forecasting, rate and volume analysis and profitability impact analysis.
  • Leads, develops, and documents complex financial analysis projects.
  • Develops and implements timely enhancements to accurately and efficiently model noted changes.
  • Prepares fact based presentations that can be understood by both financial and non financial oriented executives that are timely, well written, and well grounded in the practical applications of financial theory.
  • Takes complex financial analysis and presents key points clearly and concisely to the leaders of the business.
  • Provides advisory support to department managers on matters pertaining to budget, accounting, and related financial issues and procedures.
  • Identifies, assesses, and communicates issues affecting profitability.
  • Mentors, develops, and advises lower level Financial Analysts.
  • Perform business and financial analysis.
  • Lead and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Willingness to train and develop other teammates.
  • Implement process improvements and share best practices across the department.
  • Works with others to learn continuously, solve unexpected problems, break bottlenecks, and challenge the status quo.
  • Establish productive relationships with cross functional teams.
  • Travel as required.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and lead teammates.
  • Strong analytical and creative thinker with a high attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to overcome obstacles and get results.
  • Possesses initiative, confidence, and drive to achieve results without explicit direction or detailed instructions.
  • Displayed ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner.
  • Reconcile data and analyze variances.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Continuous improvement orientation.
  • SAP, or general knowledge of working with an accounting system similar to SAP.
  • Proficient with EXCEL, Access, Word, PowerPoint.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.