Sr. Financial Analyst

Donnelley Financial Solutions New York , NY 10007

Posted 6 months ago

Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

Job ID: 1168


New York, NY, US

Category: Finance and Accounting


Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We're here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we're there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.

Position Summary

Develop, interpret and implement financial concepts for financial planning, forecasting, modeling and internal controls. Perform in-depth, complex technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements and operating forecasts. Analyze investment opportunities using rates of return, depreciation/amortization, working capital requirements, past and current investment performance.


Must be able to define work based on evaluation of short term and long term goals of the department. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives.

  • Forecasts and budgets Capital Market Sales and related expenses.

  • Performs internal investment analyses.

  • Analyzes financial reports, making studies or recommendations relative to the accounting for reserves, assets, expenditures, revenues, etc.

  • Performs complex financial analyst. Analyze and evaluate the company's operating results and financial position. Analyze options for company improvement on expenses. Prepare product line profitability analysis.

  • Leads in coordination of accounting matters with other departments, locations.

  • Serves as resource for management in effecting efficiency and cost improvements.

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert accounting policies for Donnelley Financial.

  • Functions as team lead within the department and on inter-departmental task forces.

  • Identifies and frequently implements ideas or practices for improved efficiency and/or accuracy.

  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

  • Experience with SAP/S4Hana/Business Planning tool preferred.

  • Breadth of knowledge in Finance or comparable technical knowledge.

  • Knowledge of NPV, IRR, and other cash flow metrics.

  • Able to apply broad work experience and knowledge when analyzing complex problems. Must be able to consistently identify critical elements, variables and alternatives to develop solutions.

  • Must be able to organize/prioritize existing resources and incorporate new information, as needed, to implement the most effective solutions. Able to communicate clearly and courteously with those who need to know the decisions/actions/problems. Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems.

  • Excellent technical knowledge of budgeting, cash management and financial analysis processes, including forecasting and financial modeling. Must be able to work with senior level management throughout the company to analyzing financial situations and make recommendations.

  • Able to apply excellent functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows and other technical tools in completing assignments. Able to apply expertise in all the tools or applications used to complete work assignments.

  • Requires excellent communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand. Able to explain programs, policies, and procedures in language that is understood by others.

  • Able to write with the clarity and precision necessary for the work being performed.

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Sr Financial Analyst


Posted 3 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 9/27/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-12-26T00:00 Job ID: 804 RailWorks is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to join our team! Responsibilities include: * Prepares consolidated forecasts and budgets, including Annual Budget, MidYear Forecast, Q4 Forecast and monthly rolling forecasts; analyzes trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas as well as impact on prior expected results * Builds strong working relationships with Corporate and Divisional finance teams to ensure deadlines are met and work product as submitted is accurate and complete * Prepares and analyzes reporting and KPIs related to past, current and expected financial and business performance * Evaluates actual results, forecasts and budgets for reasonableness and prepares variance and other analysis on balances as necessary, including detailed analysis on SG&A, Equipment, and Indirect Cost spend * Assists with all company financial and business related reporting as needed and cooperates with other departments in preparing analysis * Maintains and coordinates group completion of financial presentations, including for Board and Executive Committee meetings and CFO and CEO presentations * Develops report formats, templates and analytical models that assist in forecasting, budgeting and reporting of operating metrics * Works with functional and operational finance teams to accurately forecast and report expenses and recommends actions to maintain cost control * Continually looks for ways to improve data collection, analysis and reporting to offer greater insights into company financial performance and future expectations * Performs other duties and ad-hoc financial analysis as needed Required Skills and Qualifications * 3 years' experience in analysis, specific past experience in FP&A role preferred * Strong analytical capabilities * Creative problem solving ability. * Ability to grasp facts, processes, procedures in a changing environment; quick learning capability * Strong computer skills and proficiency—Hyperion, JDE and Excel Retrieve capabilities preferred * Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint essential) * Familiarity with accounting practices and policy * Construction industry experience beneficial Personal and Technical Work Skills * Excellent written and oral communication capabilities * Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to successfully interact with all levels of company management * Highly self-motivated and directed; proactive in nature * Communicates a "can do" attitude and positive outlook, minimizing negative behaviors * Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and superior judgment * Keen attention to detail * Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Meet deadlines in tight timeframes while balancing multiple responsibilities * Strong customer service orientation * High level of character and integrity #LI-DK1 #zip RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. Nearest Major Market: Manhattan Nearest Secondary Market: New York City Railworks New York City NY

Sr. Financial Analyst

Donnelley Financial Solutions