Financial/Cost Analyst

Atlanta, GA 30346

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Business Analyst Job Number: Cg4085001031 Compensation: $31.25-43.27 / hour

Job Description

Title: Financial/Cost Analyst 

Location: Atlanta GA


Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary: 
As a Financial Analyst specializing in cost analysis and financial reporting, you will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, and combining financial data from various sources to compile detailed reports. The role primarily focuses on Excel proficiency, attention to detail, and research skills, with a supplementary understanding of data visualization using tools like PowerBI from an end-user perspective.

Job Duties:
  • Data Compilation and Analysis: Collect and consolidate financial data from multiple sources, ensuring accuracy and completeness. Use advanced Excel functions to cross-reference data sets and identify discrepancies.
  • Cost Analysis: Analyze cost structures, budget variances, and financial performance metrics to identify opportunities for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.
  • Financial Reporting: Generate comprehensive financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to support decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Data Validation: Ensure the accuracy of financial data by validating sources, performing reconciliations, and identifying discrepancies for resolution.
  • Research: Conduct thorough research to verify financial data, industry benchmarks, and best practices. Prevent reliance on unverified information and recommend necessary validations.
  • Data Visualization: Create visually appealing and informative reports using tools like PowerBI, translating complex financial data into actionable insights for various stakeholders.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, accounting, and operational departments, to understand their data needs and provide relevant insights.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on industry trends, financial analysis best practices, and tools to enhance efficiency and data quality.

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BBA) in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, accounting, audit, or project controls.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including complex formulae, pivot tables, and data modeling.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, preferably PowerBI, from an end-user perspective.
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with large data sets.
  • Exceptional research skills to verify data and sources.
  • Prior experience in cost analysis, financial reporting, or related roles is preferred.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lindsey Begue

Meet Lindsey Begue, a seasoned Technical Recruiter specializing in the Utilities Division. With an impressive 8-year career in recruitment, Lindsey's passion lies in fostering meaningful relationships with candidates and guiding them toward their ideal careers.

As a Technical Recruiter, Lindsey brings a deep understanding of the Utilities Division to her work, allowing her to expertly connect candidates with roles that align with their career goals and aspirations. Her commitment to understanding each candidate's unique journey positions her as a trusted partner in their professional endeavors.

For Lindsey, the most fulfilling aspect of her work is the opportunity to build lasting relationships with candidates and assist them in securing their dream jobs. She derives immense satisfaction from witnessing individuals achieve their career aspirations and embark on transformative professional journeys.

Lindsey's advice to job seekers is rooted in the power of networking and relationship-building. She encourages candidates to connect and build relationships with their recruiter. She believes these connections can open doors to opportunities and provide valuable insights into the job market.

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