We are currently looking for a Financial Analyst to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Melbourne, FL.
The Financial Analyst acts as a Finance Business Partner to support the Finance, Program Management and Executive Teams in a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, project tracking, completing periodic reports and general program tasks as identified by Thales Leadership
Responsible for program reviews: planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting on projects of varying contract type, size, complexity, and level of risk. Build scenario analysis to explain the financial impacts whenever requested.
Highlight / manage Program risks and opportunities in conjunction with Program Leads.
Partner with all levels of the Programs Department and Bid Finance to ensure robust financials and operational governance from project set up through to project delivery.
Deliver program financials within contractual baselines: full scope of programs captured and risks/opportunities are identified.
Prepare program financial baselines - Initial budget, validate changes and maintain updated business plans over the life of each program with appropriate tracking of assumptions and related variances analysis.
Ensure all costs against programs and departments are properly recorded, reconciled and analyzed.
Coordinate with Program Management, Finance, Accounts Receivable to ensure that all the components of revenue are accounted for in accordance with the contractual terms : billing, credit, rebate
Evaluate and assess program contingencies and program efficiency metrics, reviewing trends and providing forward looking analysis.
Accountable for ensuring all program financials are consistent with all internal policies & procedures.
Support external auditors' reviews and ensures that full documentation and account reconciliations, including but not limited to, program estimates at completion, are provided in a timely manner.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5-8+years accounting or finance related experience or Master’s degree with 4+years accounting/finance experience
Financial analysis and financial modeling experience, budgeting, forecasting, and planning
Prior experience managing budgets, conducting in-depth financial analysis and submitting recommendations for consideration
Prior experience with principles of revenue and cost recognition and deferral, and financial statements;
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office), including advanced Microsoft Excel and Access knowledge and experience
Ability to handle multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities
Ability to work independently with minimal direction and to assume a lead role within specific areas of responsibility
Excellent judgment, planning and organizational skills
Must be detail oriented, reliable
Must speak, read and write English fluently
Must have a positive attitude
Ability to receive general instructions on what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments from Team Leader.
Uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction but receives additional specific instructions from Team Leader for new, difficult, or special projects/assignments
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