Financial Analyst -Temp

Acorda Therapeutics Ardsley , NY 10502

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Financial Analyst-Temp assists with monthly and year-to-date variance analysis comparing actuals to budget. This individual also provides support during the annual budget process and quarterly reforecasting process.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supports in the preparation of monthly financial close, including actual versus budget variance reports on a departmental and entity basis.

  • Prepares departmental narrative reports, which includes the analysis and explanation of large monthly variances.

  • Performs general ledger/cost center research and analysis on invoices/transactions in question by departmental management.

  • Assists with the month-end close process through the reclassification of journal entries as required.

  • Supports in the preparation of quarterly/periodic customized reports for cross functional teams, as well as ad hoc reports as requested by management.

  • Supports in the creation and maintenance of departmental level budget templates, master consolidated budget, and capital expenditures budget for the annual budgeting process.

  • Prepares monthly field-based travel and entertainment reporting.

  • Assists in gathering data and creating quarterly/periodic consolidated reforecast through discussion with departmental management, analysis of variances, and department forecast templates.

  • Assists with SOX compliance by following Finance internal requirements.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.

  • Minimum of one to three years of experience in public and/or private accounting or finance.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrated competence to handle a wide range of finance related responsibilities.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, and have intermediate Excel skills e.g. V-Lookups, If Statements, and Pivot tables.

  • Prior experience with general ledger systems and business intelligence tools is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

  • It is essential that this individual demonstrates the ability to work with highly confidential information.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast paced environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 10-15% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Financial Analyst -Temp

Acorda Therapeutics