Financial Analyst
Silver Spring

The Financial Analyst will assist in the development and execution of key market analyses, summary reports, and client presentations. S/he will lead in performing project-based data research, financial modelling, and presentation reporting.  S/he will provide direct support to the GMS leadership team in service to the firm’s clients as trusted advisors, throughout a project’s lifecycle, or from concept to opening and daily operations.  S/he will coordinate her/his individual actions with both internal and project teams to deliver the highest level of customer service to our clients.  The ideal candidate will possess keen analytical and organizational skills, as well as a strong collaborative mindset and interpersonal communication approach.

As a member of our diverse group your responsibilities will include:

  • Audience segmentation (e.g., residents, tourists, K-12 students) and demographic research by geographic market
  • Comparable cultural  institution research by location proximity and related topic area
  • General market area research and analysis (e.g., economy, development, etc.)
  • General cultural institution performance research and analysis (e.g., IRS 990s, income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statements, donation summaries)
  • Industry Database research and analysis (e.g., attendance, salary ranges
  • Budget vs. actual performance analysis
  • Admissions ticket pricing and market positioning
  • Component revenues and expenses (e.g., retail, food & beverage, private events)
  • Financial modeling of future prospective operations
  • Full- and Part-time staffing schedules and reporting relationships (i.e., Organizational charting)
  • Breakeven, sensitivity, and scenario planning analyses
  • Departmental expense analysis (e.g., staffing, utilities, security)
  • Space Utilization Planning and analysis
  • Operational contract review and comparison analysis
  • Return on Investment analysis (e.g., Payback, IRR, NPV, support of mission, etc.)
  • Assist with business development activities for new GMS pursuits
  • Maintain an understanding of exhibit and museum development including feasibility, project financing, design, graphic design, media production and exhibit fabrication, general construction, and operations
  • Maintain familiarity with museum industry standards: AAM guidelines, operational strategies

Skills and Knowledge

The successful candidate should have strong analytical, quantitative, research and problem solving skills. An individual who can produce innovative insights from research and analysis. You should be able to think independently within structured guidelines, proactively communicate and possess a demonstrated history of the following:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations that are often ambiguous
  • Strong business partnering and effective communication as part of a cross-functional team
  • Organizational, project and time management skills resulting in strong follow through on multiple, on-going large and small tasks
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Capacity to properly set and maintain priorities in a changing environment
  • Solid understanding of business accounting principles, financial metrics and the use spreadsheet programs 
  • Consistency in performance, results and attention to details
  • Provide clear and concise reporting

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business-related major and/or 1-5 years related experience in business/financial or strategic analysis required, preferably within management consulting industry
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with key analytical and presentation software, including Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and Microsoft Powerpoint/Google Slides.  Should have the ability to create queries, macros, pivot tables, formulas and link spreadsheets/slides.
  • Adept at comprehending proprietary databases
  • Strong business communication skills (written and oral)
  • Competency and comfort in public-speaking
  • Pleasant teamworking demeanor and attitude towards collaboration

Benefits Include:

Competitive Salary, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Holiday, Company Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Employee Referral Bonus Program, Medical Plan & Dental Plan, Summer Fridays and more…

Our Culture

It is an exciting time to join the GMS/G&A team and we have the core values to prove it — Excellence, Impact, Integrity & Balance shape our future and are designed and defined to help our team understand the link between strategy and culture. These values explain how the day-to-day translates into supporting aligned efforts and goals across the board. Join us as we continue to develop our culture together, to fit our style and your success!

OUR VISION:

We will synthesize the digital and physical worlds in innovative ways like no one else.

OUR MISSION:

We integrate our diverse capabilities in order to deliver unrivaled experiences.

OUR VALUES & WAYS OF WORKING @ the Jr/Mid/Sr Level:

EXCELLENCE

We are committed to creating our best work:

  • Build working relationships with team members and cross-functional colleagues to come up with your best work
  • Seek different perspectives, inputs and feedback when working through hurdles
  • Get out there and see what’s new in the world of design; request a conference or team field trip for inspiration

We create a culture of curiosity and learning:

  • Be passionately curious; show eagerness to learn
  • Challenge assumptions and suggest different approaches
  • Stay current in our area of expertise; G&A, and our industry
  • Applaud others for their accomplishments
  • Share helpful information and best practices with team members

 Always be proactive:

  • Do not over-commit yourself; speak up
  • Utilize resources (i.e. people, templates, workshop request, supplies) to meet your goals and needs
  • Be detail-oriented in all that you do (spell check!) to put your best foot forward

We are true ambassadors:

  • Follow G&A on social media (“like” our photos; make suggestions for improvements)
  • Give marketing something cool to post about your or your work contributions
  • Be credible and always put your best foot forward

IMPACT

We are locally and globally conscious:

  • Say no to plastic and use less paper around the office
  • Bring a new perspective to our clients—think sustainability where it counts

Inclusion brings us together:

  • Take ownership of how your work supports the shared objectives of the team
  • Understand the work of your team and how it contributes to the project/team priorities
  • Look for opportunities to help your neighbor when in need: printing, guidance, support, get out and go for a walk or take a lunch break together to break up the monotony

INTEGRITY

Trust and respect is a must:

  • Be intentional and respectful in all conversations
  • Listen with an open mind to different viewpoints
  • Be responsive, on time, and on task for your team; work together and be honest with each other when challenges arise

We have open lines of communication:

  • Stay up-to-date on company news (e.g. newsletter, Instagram—follow @GandA_Design)
  • Ensure your manager and team members are kept informed of progress or hurdles—they can help!
  • Listen and ask questions to gather information and understand other viewpoints
  • Explore new ways to be more efficient

BALANCE

Adaptability is key:

  • Always think beyond the problem and toward the solution
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes in priorities
  • Embrace new ways of doing things

Work-Life blend for success:

  • Take time to unwind
  • Take lunch
  • Participate in a wellness activity or challenge

To Apply

Please send resume and digital portfolio as a PDF file to [email protected]   

 

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