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Jr. Analyst

at Westlake Financial Services

Posted: 1/26/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9724d8e5-25b5-4be7-8b77-3e01be3c960b
Keywords: analyst, planning

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of the position require the employee to conduct analysis of the company’s operational, business, and reporting processes.

The candidate must be technically proficient and able to learn tools like Excel and SQL quickly.  The position entails a great deal of ad hoc analysis and critical thinking, problem solving ability, flexibility, and adaptability are essential.  The analyst will work on high impact projects on a daily basis.  The position is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and develop professionally as it involves critical tasks and exposure to Westlake’s senior management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Jr. financial analyst will work directly with all of Westlake Flooring’s departments to control costs, forecast income, and improve key processes under the supervision of the Risk Analytics Manager.  Innovation and independent thought will be highly valued. 

Typical reporting duties do exist, including daily and monthly reporting management, profitability reports and other regular duties.  However, the role involves a high volume of ad hoc or as needed analysis to address the concerns and needs of each department and of upper management.  These range from making recommendations on process improvements, to ascertaining profitability of a potential business move, to conducting valuation analysis, among other projects.  Time management, follow up, business sense, and an ability to think simultaneously about relevant conceptual and empirical factors will ensure success in this role.  Skills in financial planning and analysis and data analysis are recommended.

Desired Skills and Experience

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & LICENSES:

  • Technically inclined
  • Eager to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Excel, VBA or SQL knowledge a high desired
  • Knowledge of financial planning and analysis highly desired

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Finance, Economics, CS, IT, Accounting, Business Bachelor’s Degree from accredited 4 year institution. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not unlawfully discriminate in employment. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.