8119 - Financial Analyst I

Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary: 
The Financial Analyst will demonstrate an ability to interpret complex financial analyses in support of various third-party data validation initiatives. The Financial Analyst will work directly with project leads to develop new validation opportunities, and provide analytic support for current offerings.

Job Duties: 
•    Provide project driven analytical support and financial modeling—including understanding and normalizing data from multiple disparate sources.
•    Conduct variance analysis and develop relevant insights on what is driving those variances. 
•    Acquire financial data for analysis from PM to conduct standard or ad hoc analyses to satisfy variety of management objectives.
•    Develop presentation slides that 'tell the story' instead of just presenting statistics. 
•    Validate data to ensure accuracy and pinpoint any gaps if applicable
•    Identify and trend performance by comparing data and analyzing actual results with baseline, plans and forecasts–developing relevant insights and recommendations.
•    Develop queries to obtain financial data requested by users within the company, including the data validation.
•    Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Skills & Capabilities:
•    2+ years data science experience, or relevant graduate degree preferred.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
•    Experience in driving ad-hoc financial modeling and operational analysis.
•    Experience in developing business impacts, assumptions, and constraints.
•    Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment and to initiate and champion change.
•    Must be detail oriented, highly responsible and able to work with tight deadlines.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable at interacting with and communicating with senior level management.     
•    Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.  Ideal candidate will have a STEM background.