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Department:

Operations

Reports to:

Director, Finance

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Financial Analyst

FLSA Status:

Exempt


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Financial Analyst is responsible for producing the financial reporting packages. This position is
responsible for financial forecasting and projection models. He/She oversees the budgeting process and
performs financial analysis for the organization. This position is also required to provide general support
to the accounting group.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyzes financial data and consistently present financial reports in an accurate and timely
manner
Prepares, reviews and distributes monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to all
appropriate stakeholders, working closely with Director, Finance and other accounting staff
Tracks expenses and revenues against budget while conservatively reforecasting and analyzing
fluctuations and variances; Identifies trends and recommend actions utilizing financial analysis
techniques and concepts
Prepares monthly consolidation and executive financial package for the approval of Director,
Finance to be provided to Chief Financial Officer
Assists in the preparation of the annual financial information materials to be provided to the
external auditors
Ensures that the Director, Finance is consistently updated and advised about all pending
financial and accounting issues and trends
Assists in the annual budgeting and planning process and assist program managers in defining
their budgets; Maintains budget and reforecast information in the accounting system
Identifies economic and financial developments that may affect the organizations financial
health
Develops, maintains and distributes ad-hoc reports and financial models, as requested
Supports and performs accounting functions, as requested
Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED
Sophisticated understanding of appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements with a
hands-on experience in fundamental accounting and finance principles
At least 4 years of financial planning and analysis, procedural controls and data validation
techniques required; Financial modeling is a plus
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint, with
advanced skills in Microsoft Excel to include use of macros, charts and graphs.

Experience utilizing industry standard accounting software such as Great Plains, Peachtree,
QuickBooks and/or Solomon required
Strong analytical, organization, and problem solving skills which allow for strategic data
interpretation versus simple reporting with a strong attention to detail
Prior experience utilizing industry recognized accounting research tools
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicating key
financial data
Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including
finance and non-finance managers
Solid organizational skills especially demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines with a focus
on details
Professional and mature presence and ability to interact effectively with people at all
organizational levels of the company with a high level of discretion
Solid experience in budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, and
general ledger
Capable of working in a demanding, deadline-driven environment while handling multiple
projects simultaneously


EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field or equivalent experience required;
MBA or other relevant advanced degree (Masters in Accountancy) strongly preferred. CPA
Certification or CPA Candidate preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Fast paced, professional office environment with moderate noise levels
Must be able to use a computer at a work station for long periods of time and to accommodate
potentially frequent interruptions
Travel may be required

BRAND USA CORE COMPETENCIES
Brand USA expects all of its employees and support staff (The Brand USA Team) to act in a
professional and ethical manner in any context relating to conducting business for or on behalf of Brand
USA.
Character and Integrity: Consistently demonstrates a personal and professional commitment to
doing the right thing. Recognizes and accepts personal accountability to meet the needs of the
business and help others improve their effectiveness. Takes responsibility for and informs others
promptly of own mistakes. Initiates and recommends solutions to resolve issues conclusively.
Operates within the letter and spirit of the law, is direct and truthful, keeps confidences, and
upholds all company policies.
Customer and Results Orientation: Works continuously to gain a deep understanding of
stakeholder needs. Develops trust-based, mutually successful relationships with customers and
suppliers. Is committed to making working with Brand USA easy to do by delivering on promises
and eliminating unnecessary organizational barriers. Develops programs and processes that
have defined metrics for successes and focuses resources to achieve demonstrated returns on
investment.
Position: Financial Analyst
Revised: April 2015

Collaborative and Respectful Work Style: Inherently understands that Brand USAs interests
and those of the individuals that comprise our team are inseparable. Able to work
independently as well as part of a team. Willing and driven to assist others to achieve mutual
success. Confident both in asking for help and receiving it. Open to and thoughtfully considers
the ideas, input, and perspectives of others. Demonstrates flexibility to adapt to changing
situations, needs, and environments. Values diversity and differences. Respects and trusts in
the capabilities and intentions of others. Is above all else a team player. Earns rather than
demands respect.
Excellent Communications: Bases all communications on trust and is forthright in providing and
sharing information. Values direct dealings in ways that are professional, respectful and
relevant. Communicates in ways that connect strategy and inspire action. Demonstrates
effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills that keep our clients, partners
and colleagues informed and engaged as we operate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing
environment.
Creativity and Innovation: Open to new ideas. Inspires and encourages others and self to
reinvent and reimagine the way we do business so we can more effectively achieve our mission
and meet partner needs. Takes great pride in executing the ideas of others and reapplying them
for greater success. Demonstrates the ability to use imagination and creative problem-solving
techniques to reach goals and objectives.
Interest in Travel: Demonstrates both a personal and professional interest in travel to connect
people and cultures. Clearly recognizes the value of travel in strengthening our nations
economy and fulfilling the mission of Brand USA.
Welcoming and Fun: Models the Brand USA cultural ideal of being a customer-centric
welcoming organization that values fun and good humor equally with hard work and mutual
respect. Goes out of the way to make others feel welcome, valued, and part of the team.


SCHEDULE
Brand USAs business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our standard work
hours may vary based upon position requirements. Additional hours may be required during peak
times, which may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to
meet deadlines.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Brand USA will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990.

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TO APPLY: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history by April 24,
2015 to careers@thebrandusa.com. To learn more about the Corporation for Travel Promotion, d/b/a
Brand USA, please visit our website at www.thebrandusa.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Brand USA has an organizational commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we
welcome all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, disability, economic circumstances, national origin or U.S. veteran/military status.
Position: Financial Analyst
Revised: April 2015

Position: Financial Analyst


Revised: April 2015