Senior Financial Analyst

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 2/28/2017

First American Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) operates through its family of companies to help people achieve and protect their dream of homeownership. First American was named one of FORTUNE s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016. With experience dating back to 1889, First American is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. More information about the company can be found at

Job Description

First American Title s Data & Mortgage Solutions finance team is a team of very motivated, intelligent & business savvy professionals. The team is proactive, however value the ability to change direction &/or modify original assumptions quickly. With so many moving parts, the emphasis on structure, process rigor & due diligence is essential to sustain a high level of performance, while maintaining exceptional data integrity.

The Finance Team seeks a focused, ambitious financial professional to aid us in our efforts to provide accurate, efficient and timely financial planning and monthly review of fiscal results. As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will support essential aspects of financial planning, measurement, and control for the Data & Mortgage Solutions business unit. You will also have additional involvement with special projects related to business development, strategic growth and ad hoc analyses. The ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables efficiently and effectively is required. The successful Senior Financial Analyst will comfortably interact with all levels of management and clearly present the process and output of complicated analytics. This is a challenging position that offers the rewards of a fast paced environment, great compensation benefits with outstanding opportunity for professional growth.

Key responsibilities include:
Assist in the monthly close and variance analysis against actual results
Provide in-depth analysis for building monthly & quarterly forecasts
Report creation and consolidation for the senior team
Track & analyze monthly operational metrics
Interface with department heads, senior leaders, and our finance team
Analyze processes and implement improvements

Job Qualifications

Bachelor s degree in areas of Accounting and Finance or related field of study
MBA or Masters Degree in related field of study preferred
A solid, demonstrated understanding of core accounting principles and financial concepts
4-7 years of financial analysis experience
Detail oriented
Ability to communicate complex issues simply
Strong business acumen and analytical skills
Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills required
Oracle and Hyperion Essbase skills are preferred
Demonstrated ability to flourish in a fast paced, fluid environment