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Financial Analyst

Student Transportation of America Santa Barbara, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Financial Analyst that is an analytical hands-on team player, with solid Accounting Operations and Budgeting experience with a great work ethic who is also a proactive problem solver to become an important addition to our Team. This position reports to the Regional Director of Financial Operations for the Western Region. The Western Region is the largest region in STA, and is experiencing significant growth. This position is responsible for providing financial operations support to 23 branches located in 5 western states as well as financial reporting to our Corporate Headquarters located in New Jersey.

Job Functions:

  • Ensure accurate and timely financial results.

  • General Ledger account reconciliation, analysis, identification of issues, investigation of fluctuations, recommendation and implementation of resolutions.

  • Assist in the integration/start up of new businesses by providing training in the areas of time keeping, AP processing and customer invoicing.

  • Provide continuous mentoring on AR management, AP and Labor best practices and be a resource to operations staff at the branches.

  • Travel is expected to be about 30%.

  • Develop individual branch business plans by working with branch managers and operation VP’s.

  • Provide variance analysis.

  • Revenue recognition analysis and reconciliation.

  • Prepare ad hoc analysis and reporting for Region and Corporate management.

  • Preparation and input of journal entries, ensuring proper documentation as needed.

  • Adherence to internal controls.

  • Meet all monthly and quarterly accounting close deadlines.

  • Recommend and implement process improvements.

  • Prepare audit support and participate in internal and external audits.

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, or related field

  • Minimum 7 - 10 years relevant experience in a corporate environment

  • Working knowledge of GAAP

  • Ability to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Advanced Excel user with the ability to develop complex financial models

  • Experience with an enterprise-wide accounting system, Oracle preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

STA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants; Returning military are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the US without restrictions.

Student Transportation of America

The Student Transportation of America (STA) team is comprised of drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, managers and other professionals who are committed to the safe and efficient transportation of the students in the districts we serve. Drivers are community minded, safety conscious and serve as role models to the children they transport every day.

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