Hire Direct


Job Description:

HIREDIRECT is currently recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst for our Higher Education client. As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will manage building long-range operating plans to support business initiatives, developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, and driving world class strategic and financial planning methods. Cultivating data-driven planning processes and improving upon monthly and quarterly reporting will be some of your responsibilities as Senior Financial Analyst. This Senior Financial Analyst position is a career-pivoting role in which you will contribute strategic input to the senior leadership of the company. The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for the coordination of various planning cycles (monthly outlooks, annual planning, and quarterly forecasts), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will deliver variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Bronx, New York area.

Your responsibilities

– Organize and check forecasting reports

– Control weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P& L forecasting

– Offer monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required

– Permit effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and decision support

– You will be closely collaborating with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans

– Inspect performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

– Follow monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources

– Assist Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

– Unite with senior executives on strategic deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation and prioritization

– Grasp and define internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending


– 3+ years’ experience with advanced financial analysis, planning and budget controls required.

– Highly-skilled with financial reporting tools

– Strong familiarity with project management

– Solid understanding of Corporate Strategy

– Microsoft Excel experience

– Adeptness in strategic planning

– Financial analysis experience required

– Budget forecasting experience preferred

– Proficiency in simplifying complex problems and building solutions

– Outstanding presentation skills

– Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, MBA preferred