Financial Analyst I 6/3/2020
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.
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Key member of the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team for Draper, an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. He/she will support budget development, variance analysis, forecasting and operational reporting under the guidance of the FP&A Team Lead, and in support of the FP&A team.
*Gather and organize financial data from source systems; compile reports across a multitude of financial categories and assist management in analyzing results.
*Assist FP&A team with Draper-wide business planning by performing value-added analysis.
*Generate monthly reports and perform variance analysis for overhead departments.
*Work closely with stakeholders to gather and consolidate budget inputs and summarize for review by management.
*Create accurate and timely monthly operational reporting to keep stakeholders fully apprised of budget vs. actual performance. Coordinate with accounting, corporate FP&A and/or other partners on financial and accounting issues. Identifies and recommends solutions to problems.
*Perform data integrity and validation during month-end close, including transactional research from financial system and source documents.
*Support financial modeling and forecasting of company-wide capital spending and depreciation expenses across various business areas.
*Develop collaborative relationships with FP&A, IS and Facilities staff which will be critical to success in this role. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
* Bachelor s degree in Finance/Accounting and 1-2 years experience in financial planning, budgeting and analysis.
* Strong Excel skills and hands-on experience with analysis and data modeling (e.g., fully versed using pivot table, VLOOKUP functionality, etc.) in conjunction with integrated financial systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle, DataWarehouse, etc.).
* Successful candidate should be confident in their abilities to work efficiently and independently with a high level of accuracy and productivity.
* Flexibility to multi-task various projects within a deadline driven environment. Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.