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Financial Analyst in Culver City, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Job Description

Real Estate firm seeking a Financial Analyst in the Los Angeles area. This is a newly created position and will report to the Finance Manager assisting with corporate FP&A and business intelligence (BI) initiatives. Strong perks include a bonus, strong benefits package, and good career track.

The ideal Financial Analyst candidate will have this experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills including but not limited to pivot tables, vlookups, and the ability to easily manipulate large data sets. Macros and VBA is a plus
  • Real Estate industry experience is a plus
  • Personable and collaborative

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Hope this helps. See below.

--Experience owning a budgeting process:

Have driven entire process from developing time lines / calendar, worked with sales, operations going over budget assumptions challenging and providing guidance. Presented budget results to executive leadership. Also, ensured annual plan metrics are ready for measuring results, weekly/monthly/quarterly. Developed board packet for budget approval.

--Acquisitions (analysis/ due diligence for potential acquisitions) -this could also be on the side of a company that was acquired i.e. providing financial data to the acquiring company. But since HydraFacial is looking to acquire other companies it would be ideal for this person to have handled due diligence process:

Have been involved on both sides providing information to acquiring company, customer revenue, margin, expenses, contracts etc....p&l review. On the buy side have reviewed p&l to normalize results, forecasted financial performance with different scenarios. Have looked at customer base to understand quality of customers, product revenue. Triangulate financial data with billing system and accounting. Identified potential synergies. Have also worked on system integration, product and pricing.

--I need to understand the sales channels they are accustomed to. Ideal is coming from a company with B2B salesforce -think pharmaceutical sales reps. HydraFacial has over 100 and will grow to 200. This person will oversee financial aspects behind commissions, sales ranking, etc. etc. Someone from med device/ pharma would have this. So would someone from say a DirecTV that has enterprise customer (business) accounts. Software as well.

Have worked in telecom and grocery industry both B2B. In both industries I have established and managed teams that track sales performance by customers (sales and margin). TPX focused on selling integrated voice and data services to medium size enterprise customers. Have experience developing commission plans to pay either as onetime payments or residual payments. Redesigned a commission plan to incent the sales force on driving high margin sales.

Most recently working with business customers generating sales from $25million to $500 million a year on different contract pricing agreements.


staff size managed (and what roles those people held)

leadership depth: examples of taking over a challenging situation, managing an underperforming employee, motivating to excellence, mentoring in demanding environments (competing priorities and time constraints), Success story and perhaps a lesson learned in managing their teams

Have managed teams as big as 11 FTE's. Mix of Sr. Managers, Managers and analysts.

Sr. Manager FP&A / FP&A Manager / Manager Business & Operational Analysis / Manager Logistics Accounting /

Pricing Manager / Financial Analysts

Have been in situations to let go of employees for underperformance and lay-offs. I challenge my team to ensure we have top performing individuals that are not afraid to take on new responsibilities as the demands of the business evolve. The key is making sure the skills of the employee are aligned with what is expected of them. Based on my leadership style I create a healthy working environment.

• Example: Managed entire team during acquisition of our company, kept team intact and motivated during time of uncertainty. Navigated through a challenging post merger integration. Worked with my leadership to recognize my team's efforts and kept an open line of communication.

• During times of competing priorities I encourage my team to set expectations with internal customers on timing and expected end product. We look within and outside the team and determined who has bandwidth to step-in and provide some relief.

• Coaching underperforming team members: Initially provide guidance on areas that need improvement, work with him/her to ensure they have all the tools needed to perform their duties. As part of the process I also look at their inventory of skills to ensure they are aligned with current job to expectations. If such efforts prove to be ineffective, begin to take steps for disciplinary action working with HR to ensure proper steps are followed that may also lead to termination.

-Pace/ what's the busiest you've ever been? (growth story) How have you kept up? This person needs to have a passion for what they do.

Have worked for a startup - environment is fast paced with constant changing priorities. Have experience managing multiple projects under tight deadlines. Have dealt with last minute projects requiring a fast turnaround involving large customer contracts.