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Division Financial Analyst

Company: Ashton Woods
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEWThe Phoenix division of Ashton Woods Homes is in search of finance/accounting analyst to work with the VP of Finance on supporting the division operations and providing financial information and analysis for the annual plan and quarterly forecasts, as well as monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reporting.RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Review monthly financial statements, account summaries and reports.
  • Support in the preparation of project proformas, annual plans and other financial projections.
  • Liaise with Central Accounting and Division Function heads for month-end processes.
  • Assist with community pricing.
  • Reconcile and process monthly option payments for land bank agreements.
  • Manage the lot takedown process.
  • Prepare sales margin calculations on sales and inventory homes.
  • Assist with land development budgets and perform quarterly land transfer analysis.
  • Profit participation calculations for retail home closings.
  • Prepare and assist with meetings for Land Budgets, Indirects Budgets, Land allocation costs, VPO and Construction Variance.
  • Weekly wire projections.
  • Obtain business licenses and maintain tracking for renewals.
  • Community Review compilation.
  • Utility and Vendor Rebate tracking.
  • Control costs by analyzing budgets and actuals, establishing procedures and implementing corrective action as required.
  • Perform continuous improvement of financial processes and make recommendations towards reducing time and improving efficiency in many areas of the business.
  • Perform value-added and other ad-hoc analysis and provide decision support for special projects and initiatives across the business.
  • Safeguard the Company's assets in accordance with Corporate and Division policy and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Other duties as assigned.SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
    • Strong/Advanced Microsoft Excel skills necessary.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or missing deadlines.
    • Must be able to use word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation (PowerPoint) for advanced internal and external communications, creation of reports and presentations and database maintenance.
    • Ability to review, analyze and interpret information as well as troubleshoot to solve problems.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of management.
    • An understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and cost accounting.DESIRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance required.
      • Four (4) years accounting/finance experience preferred; direct experience in home building is helpful.
      • Strong Excel skills.
      • Mix of public and industry experience helpful.
      • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in stressful situations.
      • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • High degree of professionalism; ability to communicate with confidence.
      • Self-directed; takes initiative, proactively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight.
      • Highly organized and flexible, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines, often with frequent interruptions and changing circumstances in a high-volume fast-paced work environment.

Keywords: Ashton Woods, Scottsdale , Division Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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