• Financial Analyst

    Location US-CA-Cypress
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(06/20/2018 2:03 PM)
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  • Overview





    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!


    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


    Job Overview:

    In this position, the financial analyst maintains a profit and loss statement on all large shows including projections, accruals, and final costing.  In addition, the financial analyst helps produce the budget, analyzes costs, troubleshoots problems, and works on ad-hoc projects.


    • Prepares detailed projection of profit and loss statement on select shows based upon information gathered from team members managing the show and a variety of information systems
    • Prepares and presents financial variance analysis
    • Prepares financial budgets and forecasts by working with show owners
    • Performs monthly job costing and margin and profitability analysis
    • Reviews monthly operating results and understands and explains monthly activity and variances for financial reporting
    • Prepares ad hoc analyses for important variances and processes that are working differently than expected
    • Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary by the Finance Manager and Director of Finance


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of progressive finance or accounting experience
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze results and determine areas of improvement and causal effects
    • Profit and loss statement (revenue and expense) work experience including the calculation of projections and in-depth variance analysis
    • Ability to understand explanations provided by operational team members and determine how that impacts the financial situations of shows
    • Strong knowledge of and ability to use financial information systems
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and query data from various information systems
    • Strong financial and operational analysis skills
    • Microsoft Office suite experience including proficient Excel skills
    • Intellectual and change leadership skills
    • Solid knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
    • Strong business acumen and good time management
    • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and customer service skills


    • Hyperion Essbase knowledge and experience
    • Oracle software experience


    Work Environment


    • Flexibility with work schedule (required to change shifts and work days including weekends as business needs dictate)
    • Flexibility with work hours (must be able to work overtime and put in long hours as business needs dictate)
    • Travel up to 10% annually on average is possible.
    • Work may need to be performed in a somewhat atypical setting away from the office.  Work areas may be crowded or noisy where there may be mild discomfort due to temperature, dust, or other conditions. 


    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Competitive salaries
    • 401K with company match
    • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
    • Wellness benefits
    • Career development program
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Vacation time
    • Community involvement opportunities
    • Team activities

    And much more……





    EEO Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.


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