Washington, DC

Project Analyst

The Department:

The Finance team is committed to providing proactive, timely, accurate and clear analysis and insights that drive key business decisions. Finance is the trusted custodian of the company assets that give stakeholders confidence. They depend on Finance for recording operating activities, invoicing for billable work, tracking changes in business conditions and helping to predict operating indicators. The success of Finance depends on its team of dedicated, individuals who understand the business and can partner to help influence decisions and proactively identify areas of opportunity. The Finance team gets to work alongside some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders to support business growth.

The Role:

The Project Analyst will work with finance leadership to complete following tasks:

  • Responsible for assessing data in one system to transfer over to new system
  • Assist with monthly revenue recognition activities including reconciling variances between budget and actual charges on projects for research and project closure
  • Work with FP&A, Invoicing and Revenue teams for research and project closure
  • Assist with resolving open billing milestone items
  • Assist with clean-up of duplicate customers/projects in AX database
  • Assist with project set-ups in Kimble
  • Support ad hoc finance and systems support needs

Required Education and Skills:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related study required
  • 3+ Years of project accounting, revenue recognition and/or new software implementation, preferably in professional services industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, vlookup, etc.) required
  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle, Microsoft AX, Kimble) and project accounting tools preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to numerous and shifting priorities throughout the
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Good organization and project management skills, with focus on completing assigned tasks on time and with appropriate follow-ups with business and finance teams
  • Ability to produce high quality work under stressful conditions while maintaining professionalism in a team environment

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