Senior Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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Senior Finance Analyst

Corporate Finance

Reporting directly to the Corporate Finance Director in a multi-faceted, multi-location academic and administration setting, supports financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis for a prominent multilocation vocational learning company. Prepares and analyzes financial models and short and long-term forecasts of financial performance, balance sheets and cash flow management. Supports the Director and executive management by providing timely reporting and analysis of key drivers and identifies process improvement opportunities. Participates as an integral part of the finance team and supports the management of financial reporting processes. Ensures finances are managed according to established policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations.

  • Prepares financial reports on key operating metrics such as analysis of outcomes, expenses, and operating results.
  • Analyzes material or unusual actual cost variances from budget. Interacts with various corporate functional leaders for necessary research.
  • Reviews, analyzes and compares monthly and quarterly operating department financial results and key performance indicators against budget and forecast and other internal benchmarks, including balance sheet and cash flow analysis.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial forecasts.
  • Assists in preparing quarterly capital spending plan and reforecast as well as depreciation forecasting.
  • Assists in the enterprise-wide annual strategic planning and budgeting processes.
  • Prepares trend reports for operational metrics and makes recommendations for improving analysis and overall performance.
  • Supports the annual budget process.
  • Prepares and distributes applicable reporting packages and statements for all university departments utilizing Host Analytics.
  • Develop financial models to support strategic analysis and new program development.
  • Utilizes judgement to recommend when policies and procedures need to be changed. Suggests, recommends and implements changes.


Degree in finance, business administration, accounting, cost accounting, or related field. Bachelor's required; Master's preferred.


Five to seven years of progressive FP&A experience in a traditional environment. Experience in a large organization with established processes or education industry a plus.