Job Listing Description

Financial Analyst

Description:
PDS Tech Inc. is seeking candidates for a Financial Analyst position in Wichita, KS

Position Summary:



Performs variance analysis of monthly financial data, various administration projects and business performance. Plans and supports financial analysis assignments, highlights risks and opportunities to the Head of Engineering Controlling & analyzes and interprets financial data. Prepares financial reports & provides Senior Management with information on all KPI, revenue & cost variances. Participates in projects, preparing financial data as necessary. This position will support the Head of Engineering Controlling and is a shared services role to the Wichita, KS, Mobile, AL and the U.S. Program Management teams. The holder is responsible to become a "super-user" in Financial Information Systems as well as Tableau and Alteryx.
 



Primary Responsibilities:



Financial Reporting & Analysis: 65%



  • Supports the development of site Annual Operating Plans, rolling forecasts (FCI, FCII, FCIII) including CbN, headcount, offload, workload expenditures, hourly rate, financial performance analysis & funding requirements
  • Support improvement and strategic Initiatives, including Business Cases
  • Proactively contributes to financial alignment of all Engineering business areas
  • Interpretation of key indicators. Analysis of variances to AOP, explanation and communication to Controller
  • Refreshes monthly reporting & analyzes cost variances versus budget, prepares bridging & questions variances to OP/FC's and updates dashboards
  • Alerts Controller when actuals deviate from budget & actively supports risk and opportunity management
  • Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of accounts. Identifies relevant concerns, factors and patterns to formulate logical and objective conclusions
  • Extracts general ledger information; compiles cost revenue reports, and balance sheet. Maintains and reconciles financial data for all metrics reports and understands calculations and relationship to financial
  • Performs monthly and year-end fiscal closing functions. Reviews and reconciles ledgers, accounting documents, and financial reports
  • Preparation & collection of inputs for financial stakeholders (CEO dashboard, workload assumptions, headcount assumptions, integration, primary, direct and secondary cost accounting and hourly rate)


Stakeholder Management & Compliance: 25%



  • Interfaces with European counterparts, Business Operations Analysts to provide/gather business/operational data and information for data analysis and reporting
  • Maintains visibility of offsite supplier financial purchasing obligations, along with current view of outsourced workload requirements, ensuring accuracy of expenditures and forecasts
  • Follows the Engineering Controlling Handbook rules and guides site best practices to ensure site compliance


Accounting: 10%



  • Prepares site and external work package invoicing, delivery note verification & data validation
  • Supports the financial close & monitors finance KPI's
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



Education Required: Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Administration or related field



Experience: Required: 3-5 years of experience in Finance



Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:



Required: Knowledge of business intelligence software, Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel) & Accounting/Finance concepts



Preferred: Business Analytics software, SAP, Tableau & Alteryx



Travel Required: <10% Domestic and International



Eligibility: Authorized to Work in the US Decision Making, Complexity: Ability to independently develop, communicate and recommend financial models and processes. Ability to ascertain and explain variances to planning. Nature of Contacts: Identify the communications in performing the responsibilities of this position: internal, external, cursory, involved, influencing, negotiating, and frequency. Moderate Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only



Additional Responsibilities:



Other duties as assigned.



Unique Position Details:



  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Focused attention to detail and high standards for quality and accuracy in his/her work product
  • Professional, positive demeanor. Collegial orientation; relationship-builder who is solutions-oriented
  • Organized with strong follow through and execution
  • Solid communicator: verbal, written and presentation


Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



Education:



  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Information Systems or Decision Sciences. Other degree areas will be considered with commensurate work experience.
  • Preferred: Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting or Finance or a Master's degree in Information Systems, Decision Sciences or Computer Science


Experience:



  • Required: 3-5 years in Data Analytics, Operations or Finance
  • Required: 3-5 years directly related to the financial aspects of program/project planning, controlling & operations


Licensure/Certifications:



  • Preferred: Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Certification
  • Preferred: Alteryx Designer Core Certification


Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:



  • Ability to speak up and demonstrate Company Financial policies
  • Ability to occasionally review and coordinate and negotiate on information and reports generated by others
  • International, multi-cultural environment
  • Often facilitates and leads business related meetings


Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):



  • Strong written and oral business oriented communication skills regarding recommendations to site and project leadership
  • Ability to prepare clear and precise reports


Technical Systems Proficiency:



  • Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Google Sheets


Travel Required:



  • 20 % Domestic and International Travel


Eligibility:



  • Authorized to Work in the US


Clearance:



  • None


Nature of Contacts:



Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties.



Autonomy in decision making with guidance and advice.


 

Physical Requirements:



  • Vision: adequate sight to perform computer tasks and engage in interpersonal interaction.
  • Hearing:sufficient to participate in conversations, hear alerts, alarms for personal safety and participate in webinars and live training.
  • Speaking: able to participate in conversations and initiate and respond to telephone calls.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate a range of basic equipment including personal computer, telephone, copier/fax machine, etc.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time utilizing a personal computer, attending training, meetings or assembling materials.
  • Squatting /Kneeling: occasional required to squat or kneel to replace or retrieve materials from low storage areas.
  • Standing: able to stand for brief periods of time engaging in conversation or reaching for items.
  • Travel: moderate travel required outside of daily commute to and from work.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office areas to collect or distribute documents, direct/lead visitors, complete assigned errands.

 
Job Number: 2210151466
Job Location: Wichita, KS
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/13/2022
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Peter Pham
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857
Email: ppham@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003jryVQAQ&URLSource=cjhunter

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