Company Name:
Laytonsville, MD
Approximate Salary:

Location:
Laytonsville, Maryland
Country:
United States
Industry:
Accounting/Finance
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Education level:

Financial Analyst

Purpose:

Support the Division President and the regional management team with an array of tasks ranging from administrative duties, to financial analysis, to project management, all with a focus on providing insight and efficiency opportunities to our teams in the branches.

Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Challenge processes and develop recommendations for improvements.
  • Question forecasts by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses.
  • Conduct variance analysis on forecasts, highlighting variances and making recommendations.
  • Be a point of contact for and liaise with Corporate Departments.
  • Assist the business with the annual Budget process, including managing the gathering of supporting documents/guidance to Branch Managers and the process of collecting, rolling up to a regional summaries and analyzing individual branch budgets.
  • Support and represent the Division on technology initiatives and assist with implementation through testing of new systems as required.
  • Work independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. Act as project manager for special projects.
  • Review PO/check requests for costs less than $5k.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials for Executive Committee, Board of Advisors, and Monthly Financial meetings, as well as for Annual Reports and 5 Year Planning.
  • Gather industry intelligence and market research from various sources.
  • Schedule and organize activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and division activities for all members of the division.
  • Establish, develop, maintain and update filing system for the Division President and the department. Retrieve information from files when needed.
  • Organize and prioritize large volumes of information and calls.
  • Draft written responses or replies by phone or e-mail when necessary. Respond to regularly occurring requests for information.
  • Other unspecified tasks that are commensurate with the level of the position as specified by management.


Skills / Capabilities:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Experience conducting financial analytics and data modeling.
  • Strong understanding of Accounting and Finance principles.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word and PowerPoint
  • Advanced / Expert level Excel skills (VBA proficient is a plus).
  • Experience with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
  • Positive attitude and aptitude for change; experience working within a dynamic and growing environment.
  • Record of displaying initiative and innovative ideas; motivated by a desire to add value and go beyond report generation, with a clear and proactive focus on growing the business in a profitable fashion.
  • Inquisitive nature.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present analysis and recommendations in verbal and written form.
  • Landscape Industry experience and horticultural knowledge are a plus.

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