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Senior Financial Analyst

  • Ref: 302572
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Industry: Logistics Services
  • Job Level: Senior
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Position with high visibility in the U.S. division of a major container port operator with facilities in New York/New Jersey and Vancouver. Position is a direct report to the Vice President –Finance & Accounting-U.S. and dotted line to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis.

Company Information

Container Port Operator

Job Duties

  • The FP&A group is responsible for developing the company’s annual U.S. operating budget, periodic forecasts and multi-year financial plans for adoption and approval by its Board of Directors.
  • The FP&A group is responsible for the reporting activity regarding the company’s weekly and monthly financial and operating performance.
  • The FP&A group provides a critical link between the company’s operational team and its financial team.
  • Significant role in supporting the group’s primary functions and activities, including but not limited to those described above.
  • Identify and implement new and improved processes with respect to recurring tasks and activities.
  • Support and implement other analytical processes and procedures to improve efficiencies across all of the company’s finance and accounting functions.


  • Minimum qualification of a Bachelor level degree, from a highly regarded institution, in Finance, Economics, Accounting or a related field of study.
  • Master’s degree a plus, but not required.


Experience & Skills Required

  • Evidence of extra-curricular activities supporting leadership, professional, or personal development. 
  • 5+ years of experience in a related position in a mid-large size company in a related industry.
  • Demonstrated capability using modern financial analysis methods to analyze and complete complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex financial models and create pro forma financial statements.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist the development of briefing materials and presentations for senior level executives or Board of Directors.
  • Experience with strategic projects, mergers, or similar transactions.
  • Demonstrated experience with projects involving third-party consultants, auditors, customers, or vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to author PowerPoint or like presentation materials.
  • A demonstrated history of independently seeking and accepting additional responsibilities.
  • A history of initiating solutions and taking on additional tasks in a team environment.
  • A history of creating and implementing operational and financial budgets and projections.
  • A history of fostering financial solutions with regard to operational components of a company’s activities.
  • A history of managing inter-departmental relationships across a company’s functional activities.A self-starter capable of working independently and delivering sound and reasonable solutions to modern corporate finance problems and issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks.
  • A natural leader, evidenced by recognition among peers and superiors in professional, educational, or personal activities.
  • Mature and comfortable presenting projects and analyses before senior executives.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to produce written summaries and narratives of complex operating and financial scenarios.
  • Highly developed skills regarding Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience with widely used budget and forecasting software.