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Vision Service Plan DBA VSP Global Senior Financial Analyst in Livonia, Michigan

span class="jobdescription"spanVSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we're all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting /spandivdivdivGeneral Summary/divdivWith minimal direction, performs complex financial analysis involving company expenses, income, and other business results based on past, present, and future operations. Assists in evaluating information for setting the strategic direction for VSP./div/divdivdivEssential Functions/divdivResearches and analyzes business and financial information at a corporate level; makes recommendations and assists in establishing the strategic direction of VSP Researches, analyzes, and reports fluctuations in financial and business results to identify trends and research variances; makes recommendations to improve company performance and resolve issues Researches, analyzes, and reports fluctuations between actual financial results compared to budgeted amounts to advise management on potential areas of cost impact; makes recommendations for corrective action Assists in the preparation of company budgets and financial forecasts for the development of business plans Monitors and evaluates individual department expenses and identifies any specific trends to assist in cost control Recommends changes to streamline accounting systems and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and appropriate utilization of resources Prepares reports that outline VSP's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings to assist in financial decision-making Analyzes and interprets various financial reports and statistics to management; makes recommendations to ensure proper business decisions are made Assists with the review and evaluation of performance evaluations to provide coaching and feedback Adapts new developments in the field of financial planning and control to ensure VSP utilizes the most effective financial practices; makes recommendations to improve financial systems and processes/div/divdivdivJob Specifications/divdivTypically has the following skills or abilities: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business from an accredited college Eight years of related financial analysis experience Demonstrated ability to conduct various types of analysis, including cost-benefit and alternative analysis Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficient in spreadsheet applications and mainframe accounting systems Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail Ability to multi-task and work under strict deadlines Strong business aptitude, analytical, and problem-solving skills Knowledge of financial and operational planning processes and best practices Strong work ethic and flexible work style Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment the in performance of his/her job duties. Proven ability to navigate complex situations through organizational landscape and with multiple stakeholders Demonstrates