Analyst,Financial
First American Financial Corporation - Scottsdale, AZ

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Drive business performance by providing financial and strategic insight through sound financial analysis, identifying and tracking key metrics, and being a valued business partner.
 Develops, maintains, and delivers monthly and quarterly analyses, reports, and presentations ensuring the accuracy of the information and identifying key points
 Performs general ad hoc analysis of financial and operational data for trends and variances and presents findings to finance management
 Uses historical trend information along with changes in market and business environments to create projections used for the budgeting or forecasting
 processes
 Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to finance management.
 Manage large data sets from disparate sources for data mining, analysis, and research project
 Develop financial models for what-if analysis, scenario planning, and M&A activities
 Works collaboratively with team members and other departments

§ Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

§ 2-4 years of experience in the field or related area

§ Finance and Accounting -- Experience in finance, economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, financial statements, valuation and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

§ Mathematics & Analytics -- Ability to understand, manipulate and solve problems using mathematics on large data sets.

§ Computer Skills – Advanced on Microsoft Office Products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

§ Problem Solving -- Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

§ Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

§ Good communication skills, both

§ written and verbal

§ Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

§ Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

§ Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures of the business

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