Senior Financial Analyst – Operations Finance at URW in Los Angeles, California

Posted in Management 28 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


What are we looking for?

URW is looking for a driven individual who wants to learn and grow as part of our Operations Finance team! Operations Finance directly supports our US Leasing organization, and partners with teams across the business to maintain accurate financial information and to deliver timely reporting and analysis. The ideal candidate must be able to learn new systems and concepts quickly, provide actionable recommendations after analyzing large data sets, and take ownership of the design and build-out of logic for new reporting deliverables.

The successful candidate must also display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of senior-level business managers. This person must thrive in a fast-paced environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. As URW is a flat organizational structure, employees are often asked to perform tasks with a range of difficulties. Therefore, the candidate must be motivated, disciplined, and able to work effectively autonomously.

Your role as a Senior Business Analyst will be to:

  • Maintain and update detailed financial models used to generate Leasing metrics within the Quarterly Flash Report. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of KPI statistics for external reporting

  • Act as liaison between Leasing Finance and US Controlling teams to answer questions on quarterly statistics, and provide commentary and analysis as needed

  • Support budget and forecast deliverables for Operations Finance by preparing financial schedules and supporting analysis for leasing and finance executives. Complete variance analysis with explanations and presentations on leasing revenue, NOI, occupancy, and capital investments for senior executives

  • Provide leasing and finance executives with insightful and actionable analysis to drive leasing strategies

  • Learn all aspects of TM1 and partner with TM1 IT team to troubleshoot issues between URW’s sales system (Salesforce) and financial database system (TM1)

  • Collaborate across various Finance teams to improve process or leverage technology to automate activities

  • Create financial models and work on ad hoc analyses to help support business initiatives

  • Maintain documentation for business processes

Our expectation is that you will have:

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related quantitative field

  • 4-6 years of prior experience

  • Prior ERP and finance systems experience (TM1, SAP, Hyperion Planning/Essbase or similar)

  • Expert Excel skills (advanced financial modeling and VBA a Plus)

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills

  • Proven ability to work independently and successfully manage multiple projects/responsibilities under aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to quickly learn business, new concepts, systems, and processes to solve problems, and implement solutions

  • Ability to succeed in a team environment and build strong business partnerships

  • Ability to interact with various levels of management, and to partner directly with finance executives

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Prior experience in the Real Estate or Retail Industries

  • Previous experience supporting a system implementation or upgrade 

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is an equal opportunity employer that embraces the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience, and skills. We offer a collaborative, innovative, achievement-focused culture with unique opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.