New job Financial Analyst in Arkansas

Financial Analyst

Company : Transplace
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Arkansas

Full Description

Location: This position can be based in Lowell AR or Frisco TX

The Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis role is a high-profile position within the Financial Planning & Analysis Finance team of an approximate $3.0B Private Equity backed, fast moving transportation management company. This role assists in providing the executive management team with critical analysis and data to evaluate and to report operational performance both to the leadership team and to the ownership group. The role assists in corporate financial planning, forecasting, monthly consolidation (reporting and analysis) activities and ensures that financial plans and forecasts are completed by the operating groups with the appropriate due diligence to assure accuracy and data integrity. The role assists with driving accountability through developing and deploying metrics to measure success, and identify risks and opportunities within the operating group activities. The role will further assist the operating groups to make well informed data-driven decisions that ultimately impact the company’s bottom line. The role will develop strong relationships with operating groups and business leaders to foster collaboration and to drive operational efficiencies. The role provides financial rigor and support for Transplace performance measurement and frequent ad hoc analyses. This position provides exposure to multiple levels of leadership in the organization and will provide an excellent opportunity to learn the breadth of the transportation management business.


  • Works as a key finance business partner to ensure monthly results, consolidation, annual financial plan, periodic forecast, and reporting activities are completed with accuracy and data integrity. Assists with group forecast and budget processes
  • Partners with the operations team members and the controllership team to assure proper linkage and priorities to support financial reporting
  • Assists with monthly performance review activities and interacting with operational groups to ensure comprehensive understanding of company performance and implications for future reporting
  • Develops various monthly reports to enhance understanding of business performance
  • Assists with the preparation of financial results and analytics for the finance leadership and private equity ownership teams. Works to ensure financial presentations include a clear interpretation of the data, valuable insights into the business operations, and action plans to mitigate/moderate issues as needed. Strong financial modeling capability is a plus in this role.
  • Develops a deep understanding of company financial systems and processes, and gains insights into how key operating levers impact financial performance
  • Assists finance improvement efforts including development of systems, tools, and processes that align with the finance team’s long-term financial strategy
  • Involved in ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting for businesses reporting
  • Develops and maintains SOPs and desktop procedures for reporting processes
  • Experience/support of financial systems including Oracle PBCS and Hyperion Essbase a plus


  • Works on a fast-paced team of finance processionals and is responsible for managing assignments effectively and for making process improvement recommendations
  • Works effectively with a wide range of internal customers on financial matters
  • Works effectively and positively in a matrix environment
  • Assists with periodic forecasts and annual budget including working with operations and with preparing presentation materials
  • Assists with monthly private equity ownership group review and quarterly Board of Director material preparation
  • Proactively brainstorms solutions for improved processes and systems efficiencies.


  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of intermediate to advanced Excel formulas/functions, Oracle, and Hyperion Essbase is a plus
  • Experience working with large quantities of data and a demonstrated aptitude for analyzing data
  • Knowledge and experience with budgeting, forecasting, and reporting applications is a plus
  • Ability to leverage applications to develop budgets, forecasts and financial reporting is a plus


  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask. Comfortable with complexity
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to logically structure complex issues and develop creative solutions for business challenges
  • Able to take initiative and to manage stress while operating within a team environment
  • Track record of achieving measurable business objectives
  • Demonstrates ethical and moral behavior. Possesses unquestionable integrity and character
  • Desires to understand and to communicate analysis to business stakeholders


  • This job will NOT require extensive travel


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant Finance or Accounting experience
  • Experienced user of enterprise financial reporting and planning systems (Oracle and Hyperion of specific interest) a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting

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