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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Ascent Global Logistics
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is a hybrid position with the flexibility to work from home as well as on-site in Kansas City, MO. People and Technology. It---s That Simple. At Ascent, we solve supply chain challenges for thousands of customers worldwide. With $2 billion in revenue and a dedicated team of 1,000 industry experts in 21 locations across North America, we are a recognized supplier of the year for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as a partner to thousands of small and medium sized businesses. Our global reach, deep knowledge and innovative technology platform PEAK uniquely position our team to flawlessly execute in delivering goods worldwide via all modes. Our 1 market share in the demanding domestic ground and air expedite market has provided us the foundation to handle even the most complex logistics challenges. Our offerings include truckload, less-than-truckload, global forwarding, air charter, specialized and expedite solutions. We move over 250,000 shipments annually through our competitive freight marketplace. Our Mission We elevate the world of logistics through passion and innovation. What You---ll Do The Senior Financial Analyst is primarily responsible for the analysis of current and historical financial data to support management in making investment decisions, building financial models, performing research and analysis, preparing reports, and evaluating and analyzing performance to financial metrics and targets. Develop and assist in preparation and presentation of financial forecasting process by working with operational and finance teams; including subsequent variance analysis Member of corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team, consisting of both operations and finance analysts to create and drive period operational business reviews, outline market trends, review financial results (variance to forecast), and key performance metrics Position reports to Chief Financial Officer with dual reporting to individual business segment President, as assigned Develop, create, implement and manage efforts in the preparation and presentation of financial reporting and forecasting by working closely with various business segments and departments Partner with accounting finance leadership and support month-end close analysis, reporting, and processes Creates and drives periodical operational business reviews, outline market trends, review financial results (variance to forecast), and provide key performance metrics Anticipate and provide new/insightful analysis based on business needs, partnering with/working in conjunction with various departments to add value and aid in making informed business decisions Support corporate FP&A initiatives and reporting projects as assigned Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures Pursue a program of self-development and update job knowledge through reading professional publications, seminars, building professional networks and participating in professional organizations Protect company assets by keeping information confidential Perform special projects and other duties as assigned Receives guidance for overall objectives; work with operations and within company and department policies and guidelines using independent judgment to achieve assigned objectives Follows and ascribes to the One Ascent Vision, Mission and Core Values What You---ll Bring Required bachelor---s degree in accounting or finance. 3-5 years related finance, accounting, technical experience required Functional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, applicable laws and regulations, including effective awareness of US GAAP policies Highly self-motivated and very good problem-solving skills Detail oriented, with great organization skills Strong analytical skills with proficiency in business and project modeling and predictive analytics Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently Experience in --- and an appreciation for --- working in both a team and individual environment Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines, set and execute priorities effectively, and simplify the complex in order to thrive when managing ambiguity Proficient to advanced knowledge of accounting software systems and strong computer end-user experience (Microsoft Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with diverse groups of constituents, including directors, peers, and staff members, and to present to peers and management Specific Skills: Capable of maintaining the highest standards of efficacy, ethics and confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal skills, allowing the candidate to communicate effectively on every level of the organization. The right candidate is amiable in their approach, relentless in their pursuit of excellence, and capable of executing their role with minimal supervision Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and talk and hear others in conversations via the phone or in person. Occasionally required to stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance and lift objects up to 25 pounds. The noise level is moderate based on general conversation tones, ringing phones and laser printer operation. Work in well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. Ascent---s Competitive Benefits 401(k) and employer matching Life Insurance Health, Dental, Vision Insurance Short- & Long-Term Disability Paid Time Off (PTO) Employee Assistance Program Paid Parental Leave Employee Wellness Program Paid Holidays Employee Recognition Programs Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Tuition Reimbursement Health Savings Account (HSA) Overtime, Differential & Bonus Pay Additional Considerations Employment is not contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination status

Keywords: Ascent Global Logistics, Kansas City , Senior Financial Analyst, Professions , Kansas City, Kansas

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