• Senior Financial Analyst

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 10:48 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.




    The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team is part of a 40-member Finance organization, also including Accounting, Treasury and Cost Analysis. The five-person team, led by the Associate Director, FP&A, is trusted upon by senior leadership to provide key strategic, financial and operational information that is critical to driving the business of Draper, an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA.  For more than 80 years, Draper has applied exquisite engineering solutions to its customers’ most difficult challenges. Draper engineers, the bulk of its 1,700 employees, don’t simply conceive of solutions, they create something that never existed before and prove the feasibility of their creations by developing first-of-their-kind prototypes.



    Seeking senior financial analyst with 6-8 years professional experience in financial planning, financial analysis and budgeting. Position requires frequent collaboration with internal partners during budget development, variance analysis, forecasting and operational reporting as part of the FP&A team. 




    • Develop and maintain recurring financial reporting for senior leadership.
    • Dedicated Finance business partner to internal departments to develop budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and expense monitoring. Provide actionable recommendations that support the organization’s goals.
    • Responsible for the capital budgeting process, soliciting and modeling budget requests and the development of associated depreciation and cash flow projections. Summarize and present results to management. Once approved, work closely with budget owners to ensure transparency in budget vs. actual spending, timing of future spending and any changes to capital requirements as maintained through rolling forecast modeling.
    • Perform data integrity and validation during month-end close, including transactional research from financial system and source documents.
    • Support other ad hoc analyses and projects as required. Generate, analyze and maintain data/financial reporting from disparate sources. Prepare well-developed, complex analyses and presentations regarding various financial matters for key constituents or senior management.
    • Work with others in FP&A to explore tools and technology to improve business processes and participate with the Finance team in the design and implementation of new planning and analytic software and tools for corporate budgeting and reporting.




    Advanced Excel skills and hands-on experience with analysis and modeling in conjunction with integrated financial sources (e.g., Oracle, N-Vision, DataWarehouse, etc.). Excellent oral and written communication skills also required to interact with all levels of the organization.


    Successful candidate should be confident in their abilities to work efficiently and independently as well as within a team environment. Success in the role requires a high level of accuracy, productivity and flexibility to multitask various projects within a deadline driven environment. 


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