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Lead Financial Analyst

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$59,810.00 - $75,037.00 Salary/year


Lead Financial Analyst

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking a Lead Financial Analyst. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, this position will assist in all phases of the financial and accounting cycle including the production of various financial reports, building financial models, performing research and analysis, assisting with close processes, forecasting, and monitoring related practices and procedures. This position provides support for various functions within the finance department and provides support for other departments within APH.



  • Maintain monthly reporting and reconciliation of payments that require a 1099. Process 1099s at year end
  • Complete monthly account reconciliation for various accounts.
  • Keep and balance file for appropriation grants.
  • Perform Month End Close responsibilities and analysis of financial results
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP
  • Explain variances to plan by using various resources
  • Demonstrate a proven understanding of accounting principles and internal controls
  • Produce reports and ad hoc analysis for senior management
  • Provide support to internal and external auditors
  • Evaluate processes and drive efficiencies using critical thinking skills
  • Prepares and reviews monthly financial reports and advises management of key drivers.
  • Identifies accounting problems, researches solutions, and provides recommendations to manager and others. Analyzes, classifies, and reviews accounting transactions and interrelationships.
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis as requested by Finance and Operations management.
  • Provides support to finance and other teams for the projection and budget process, including planning ownership of specific key drivers.
  • Provides financial support to departments in the form of collaborating, reporting, planning, analyzing, and tracking actual expenditures.
  • Ensures systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, GAAP, SOX and other applicable controls.
  • Proposes, recommends, and implements changes to improve financial and accounting processes and reports, with a collaborative approach. Role may include business lead or team member as required.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence in quality and continuous improvement.
  • Creates process documentation for training and ongoing support and coaches others in new processes.
  • Design, develop, and implement forward-looking financial models, key analytics, new business scenarios and ad hoc analyses to further support improved financial performance.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field with minimum of five (5) years of experience in financial analysis and accounting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a dedication to accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to independently work with complex data sources utilizing skills in financial software, and Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated personal leadership skills with the ability to act with intuitiveness, make recommendations, and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and concepts.
  • Working knowledge of ERP software.
  • Root cause analysis skills demonstrating ability to identify potential risks and opportunities as well as appropriate follow­ through action.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Proactive Self-starter with demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work with speed and accuracy within established deadlines.
  • MBA, CPA, and/or CMA preferred.



$59,810 - $75,037

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APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.   An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. 
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