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Senior Operations Advisor

Company: the Chickasaw Nation
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

\*\*\*\*Position can be hybrid with offices available in OKC or Ada. Will require light travel.\*\*\*\**CHICKASAW NATION* *DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE**Office of Operational Performance & Analysis**Job Title: * Sr. Operational Performance & Analysis Advisor *General Definition: * The Sr. Operational Performance & Analysis Advisor is an expert in identifying the "why" of business performance for the business domain(s) they support. This knowledge and understanding is leveraged to drive analysis and provide actionable information to senior executives. *MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: **Education: ** Master's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Analytics, or related field required.
* Seven plus (7+) years of experience in highly technical business, operational, or statistical analysis for senior executives or related field required. *Training and Experience: ** Four (4) years of accounting and finance experience required.
* Four (4) years of experience in budgeting and financial reporting required.
* Two (2) years supervisory experience required.
* Two (2) years of IBM Cognos or equivalent experience required.
* Gaming and Retail accounting experience preferred. *Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ** PC Proficient: advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office software (Project, Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.).
* Strong knowledge of business analysis, accounting and finance fundamentals, policies, controls, best practices and management reporting.
* Must have the ability to lead and assist a wide range of customers, from Executive level to Line of Business, in meeting their business objectives.
* Ability to understand the correlation of the major financial statements and the fundamentals behind the consolidated values in accordance with GAAP.
* Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong understanding of management reporting and analysis tools/systems, and database management.
* Ability to find practical solutions while analyzing complex data and managing complex projects.
* Highly organized with exceptional prioritization skills.
* Strong business skills including excellent analytical skills, decision making/problem solving skills, and forecasting skills. *Essential Job Functions: *· Prioritize and lead value-determination, validation of new projects, and other initiatives. · Analyze GL controllable expenses to reduce cost and maximize revenue; present insight and recommendations to senior management · Perform financial analysis, statistical analysis, variance analysis, trend analysis, feasibility analysis, scenario analysis, and ad hoc analysis for operational objectives and goals. (Model/Project complexity is advanced.)· Ad Hoc Business Analysis - Respond to senior executive inquiries about the 'why' of business performance, and support growth initiatives (example expansion of new facilities, optimization of operations, cost/benefit analysis of operations, break-even analysis of financial plans); research details and analyze financial and non-financial drivers. (Analysis complexity is advanced. Most analyses will include 7+ independent variables.)· Utilize business analytics platforms (TM1) in order to source data for business and financial analysis. · Create financial forecasts (example Fifteen Day Forecast to project the end of month close financial picture) to enable senior executives to make critical financial decisions. 10+ business centers covered. (Forecast complexity is advanced, with a high accuracy level under all business conditions.)· Thought leader in defining a standardized methodology and technology to streamline how CNDC conducts financial analysis in a consistent and accurate way. · Conduct business analysis by reviewing and analyzing operating budgets and costs as well as provide assistance to individual department heads to analyze business costs with the result of recommending solutions to impact overall costs and expenses. 10+ business centers covered. · Facilitate requirements-gathering sessions with stakeholders. · Provide technical clarification and direction about project requirements as well as provide education, mentorship, and support related to business analysis tools to Operations staff. · Provide guidance, expertise and education to other Operational Performance & Analysis team members. · Ensures the business operators understand 'why' the business performed a certain way and guides the organization on how to improve and maximize performance. · Interprets and communicates complex financial information to non-financial managers. · Contributes to medium and long-term business planning with the use of cost-benefit analysis in conjunction with a knowledge of the business environment. · Ensures proper assessments are made of the financial implications of business proposals and identification of the proposal's financial risks. · Lead or assist initiatives intended to improve our understanding of our customer's requirements related to the achievement of performance objectives. · Is adaptive and can work well in a highly collaborative environment, or work a solo project to completion. · Performs all other duties and special projects as assigned. *Licenses/Certifications/Other: ** CMA, CFA or CPA certification required.
* Must be able to pass background check and receive a gaming license from the Chickasaw Nation office of the Gaming Commission as required to work in gaming operations.
* Must possess a valid driver's license.
* Must be able to complete pre-employment drug test with a negative result. *Physical Requirements: * Must be able to sit for extended periods of time *Work Environment: * Office setting Job Type: Full-time Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday Education:
* Master's (Preferred) Experience:
* accounting and finance: 4 years (Preferred)
* budgeting and financial reporting: 4 years (Preferred)
* supervisory: 2 years (Preferred)
* IBM Cognos: 2 years (Preferred) License/Certification:
* CMA, CFA, or CPA (Preferred) Work Location: One location

Keywords: the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma City , Senior Operations Advisor, Accounting, Auditing , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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