Senior Finance Analyst (Fortune 500)

Norfolk, VA

Posted: 05/24/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Finance Job Number: #6


Here is your opportunity to be part of an integrated, dynamic Finance organization within a Fortune 250 company! Our client is looking for an experienced senior financial analyst to join its growing Finance team in the Norfolk, VA office. This analyst will contribute to an overall mission to innovate FP&A across the company and drive well-informed business decisions. Our ideal Senior Financial Analyst is someone who marries strong financial and technical acumen with an innovative, collaborative spirit.


The Norfolk Finance Team performs FP&A functions to drive strategic decision making across the company. This energetic team, built on an ethos of teamwork, innovation, and associate engagement, collaborates both with senior leadership and each other to share best practices and optimize the overall understanding of the business’s financials. The mix of enthusiastic, talented analysts and highly experienced management makes for a fast-paced, high-energy and engaging office culture, but one that that still promotes work/life balance. Our analysts serve core FP&A roles, craft deliverables for business partners in the field, and continually present valuable business insights to senior leadership. While the team boasts a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, it works together under a common goal: Providing valuable, accurate and actionable financial knowledge to all areas of our client's organization.


Key Requirements

  • Creating accurate quarterly financial forecasts using both proactive communication and data-driven modeling techniques that drive business decisions
  • Collaborating with finance leaders to create annual Operating Plans that align with strategic initiatives
  • Consistently providing actionable, forward looking variance analysis focused on key business drivers as part of the monthly close process
    • Preparing consolidated financial results, such as P&L’s, on a monthly basis
    • Performing ad hoc analyses (e.g. deep dive cost studies and strategic business cases) that support management in developing initiatives to drive growth and margin improvements
    • Developing new analytical packages and driving improvements in overall FP&A processes in order to simplify and enhance the organization
    • Effectively using financial applications to extract, aggregate, and analyze financial data and performance metrics
      • Understanding, interpreting and communicating effectively to all levels of leadership
      • Establishing and maintaining business partnering relationships with leadership in your respective field of ADP


  • BS in Finance, Economics or equivalent
  • Preferred: MBA
  • 3-7 years of Finance experience
  • Experience specifically working in budgeting, forecasting and core FP&A functions
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated experience working in teams and individually with little or no guidance
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Preferred: Experience working with Oracle/Hyperion

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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