Financial Analyst

<strong>Everyone at LRW is responsible for pioneering new ways, opening new doors, and contributing to a culture of the most brilliant and beautiful minds in the business.</strong>

Los Angeles, CA


<p>We&rsquo;re creators and collaborators, academics and advisors, artists and scientists, brimming with fresh ideas to solve the most difficult challenges. We indulge our passions and find our purpose in the pursuit of deep human understanding.</p> <p>This is the story of LRW. Will you help us write the next chapter?</p>

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Overview: ABOUT US <br /><br />We are a fast-growing market research firm with an entrepreneurial culture. We&rsquo;ve spent the past 40 years using analytics and research to help businesses understand their customers, and we work across industries in more than 80 countries with some of the largest brands in the world. We value diverse perspectives and believe that different voices and viewpoints make us stronger. We&rsquo;re also proud to have a helpful and supportive culture, where we take time to celebrate accomplishments both large and small. And while we&rsquo;re grounded in our rich history, we never stop searching for new approaches and tools; we were named the #1 Most Innovative Insights Firm in North America by the GRIT Report in 2019. <br /><br />With offices around the world, our 500+ teammates work across a dozen business units, collaborating with clients in entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer packaged goods and more. Our experienced leadership team offers stability and structure, while our commitment to innovation fosters groundbreaking initiatives that help us improve our research approaches&mdash;like our Pragmatic Brain Science teams, who explore new psychological frameworks to better understand customer motivations. <br /><br />ABOUT THE ROLE <br /><br />We are actively seeking a Financial Analyst to join our rapidly growing company. In this role, you will assist in the planning, reporting, and analytical support for business operations, strategic planning, and general business decision-making. You will help to create and enhance analysis and data reporting, highlighting key metrics in support of the Company&rsquo;s Senior Management, the Finance team, and a variety of cross-functional areas. Using your attention to detail, discretionary judgment, and flexibility, you will manage and assist in the creation, analysis, and distribution of multiple levels of company financials.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />WE OFFER <ul> <li>Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid parking, casual dress, company-wide and team events</li> <li>Centrally located offices in energizing cities around the country</li> <li>Performance-based culture and endless opportunities for growth</li> <li>Mentorship and formal training to help you grow, including courses from LRW University</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: In this role, you will: <ul> <li>Generate and analyze weekly and monthly business results to key stakeholders of the company</li> <li>Assist in monitoring the preparation of performance against a variety of KPIs and forecasts</li> <li>Assist in the development, maintenance, and analysis of the Company&rsquo;s annual budget and quarterly forecasts</li> <li>Create and maintain tools and reports used to measure and track results against expectations</li> <li>Support the business groups in managing expenses, including monthly budget vs. actual variance analysis, headcount reporting, monthly and quarterly expense forecast updates, annual planning, and special projects</li> <li>Assist with month-end close process (process and post entries, generate analysis of results, etc.)</li> <li>You will be mentored by senior leadership and receive on-the-job training</li> </ul>
Requirements: ABOUT YOU <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Economics or related areas is required</li> <li>Minimum 1 - 2 years of work experience with a background in financial analysis, preferably in an FP&amp;A role</li> <li>Experience with project level accounting is a plus</li> <li>Possess an entrepreneurial spirit with a strong drive to do whatever it takes to make big impact for your team and the business</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail</li> <li>Have the ability to adapt to changing priorities in an effort to meet multiple project timelines and client needs</li> <li>Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, ability to interface effectively across all levels within the organization and across functions</li> <li>Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about the business</li> <li>Ability to synthesize complex concepts and strategies into a clear story for both internal and external constituents</li> <li>Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while delivering accurate results in a timely manner</li> <li>Have exceptional technical proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft tools</li> <li>Thrive in a team environment but are capable of working independently</li> </ul>