Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company engaged in commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. Forest City Associates are committed to creating superior communities where people LIVE, WORK, SHOP and STAY!
We are searching for a talented Sr Operations Analyst FPA to be based out of our corporate offices located in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Operations Senior Analyst is responsible for completing all required analysis and reporting to support both Corporate and Business customers, including updating projections, explaining variances and creating reports for the most complex pieces of the Forest City portfolio. The Senior Analyst ensures all reports and system entries are complete, up-to-date and accurate and analyzes variances and explains discrepancies when necessary, acting as the point person in communicating with FP&A customers in Operations/AM, ASO, department heads and executives. The senior position acts as the go-to resource for the Director to assist with special projects and customer support analyses as well as developing the junior analysts within the group. As the Sr Operations Analyst within FP&A, the chosen candidate will have visibility into all aspects of Forest City activity. Top candidates will have experience in an accounting, finance or FP&A environment and have a mastery in reporting.
Complete all projection updates and variance explanations, ensuring data accuracy and building alignment throughout the organization. Create materials for internal and customer review meetings.
Identify trends, explain variances, and address required changes to projections. Ensure alignment with ASO, Operations/Asset Management, and leadership teams.
Responsible for recording quarterly projections in the system of record, along with additional analysis as required. Run financial reports (monthly, quarterly, annual results) for various department heads and Operations customers.
Utilize system of record for cash, tax and GAAP basis analysis to provide reports for customers, including acquisitions, dispositions, and other scenario analysis.
Execute analyses for customer and Executive decision support, including what-if analysis and special projects (refinancing, sales, etc.) as needed. Review and record entries and interfaces to ensure data in the system of record is up-to-date.
Review analyst's work when necessary and assist Director in training analysts on software, best practices, etc.
This position requires an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
5-7 years of required experience in Financial Analysis and Accounting Principles. Preferred experience acquired while supporting a public accounting or real estate development/management firm.
A preferred professional/state licensing for this position include: CPA.
Required skills for the position include: Microsoft Office (especially Excel), verbal and written communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis, reporting, and time management/prioritizing/planning.
Preferred skills for the position include: SAP software and detail management.
This position requires up to 10% travel.
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