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IT Financial Analyst

  • Location: The Woodlands, TX
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 19-06609
  • Date: November 08, 2019
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Job Description - IT Financial Analyst


Position Summary:

The IT Financial Analyst is responsible for the oversight and administration of departmental expenses, forecasting and budgeting. The ideal candidate for this position should have general accounting and financial knowledge, as well as demonstrated experiencing partnering with vendors and across functions to complete tasks.




The IT Financial Analyst's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Assist IT leadership with the creation and maintenance of expense budgets, forecasts and monitoring of spending against plan
  • Provide expense analysis and projections to assist management with cost control
  • Serve as a liaison between IT leadership, project management, finance, and accounting
  • Gather, analyze, and submit recommendations for financial plans and operating forecasts
  • Define and establish operational and financial metrics for the IT function
  • Review and track all IT-related invoices to ensure accuracy prior to submission for payment processing
  • Track and monitor monthly expenses to ensure all invoices are properly coded, submitted and processed to ensure ongoing connectivity and operation; develop and maintain forecasting reports related to monthly expense management
  • Serve as primary contact for all IT finance related requests/inquiries/questions, and maintain a high level of expertise in all IT financial aspects
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve goals, simplify processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed accurately and on time
  • Coordinate directly with vendors to resolve problems and foster a positive working relationship
  • Manage all vendor files and purchase orders
  • Maximize value received from vendors through relationship management, contract management, and cost controls.
  • Review contracts, monitor expiration dates, and assist in the contract renewal process; utilize data to forecast ongoing contract expenses
  • Coordinate with others in the IT department to ensure changes (additions/cancellations) are appropriately managed (including additions to accounts and disconnects to circuits, telecom services, etc.)
  • Partner with the general ledger accounting team to ensure accuracy of expenses, appropriate classification of accounting codes, and creation of accounting units for capital projects
  • Manage coordination and billing of IT-related products including individual WebEx accounts, conference lines and air cards
  • Coordinate with IT contractors to submit weekly timesheets for payment
  • Ensure departmental inventory list is up-to-date and accurate at all times
  • Identify opportunities to control costs and reduce expenses.
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field (equivalent years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • 1+ years of experience in an accounting or finance function preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and billing systems
  • Vendor management experience preferred
  • Proficient working knowledge of GAAP accounting standards
  • Able to collaborate and drive IT finance concepts (orally and in writing) 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with a strong working knowledge of Excel required
  • Experience with Telecom billing systems / portals, Lawson Accounting software (or similar systems), and basic to intermediate knowledge of the IT function highly desired
  • Ability to build and leverage internal and external relationships, strong attention to detail, and a sense of urgency

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