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Senior Financial Analyst

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
February 21, 2024

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ 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.

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Seeking a financial analyst with professional experience in financial planning, budgeting and analysis to serve as a finance business partner to several internal departments.

The departments supported include highly matrixed indirect spending and/or full P&L impact. This position requires frequent collaboration with internal partners, executive & senior leadership team members, and FP&A management during budget development, variance analysis, forecasting and operational reporting.


    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. Add insight to supported departments through enhanced reporting and financial analysis with guidance from FP&A management.
  • Responsible for soliciting capital budget requests from supported departments, analyzing ROI, prioritizing and presenting results to FP&A management. Once approved, track actual spending and update forecasts for future expenditures as needed.
  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve recurring financial reporting for senior and executive leadership.
  • Perform data integrity and validation during month-end close, including transactional research from financial system and source documents. Guide less experienced analysts on completion of this recurring task.
  • Identify, initiate and support other ad hoc analyses and projects as required. Gather & analyze data from disparate sources, develop hypotheses & conclusions, and present analytical results to both FP&A and operational management.


Required Qualifications:


  • 7+ years of previous financial planning, budgeting and analysis experience.
  • Exceptional Excel skills and hands-on experience with analysis and modeling in conjunction with financial tools (e.g., Adaptive, Tableau, PeopleSoft, 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.

Prior experience as a finance business partner is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other advanced degree in a related discipline
  • Prior experience with a DoD contractor
  • Demonstrated success working in a highly matrixed organization

Security Requirement:

  • None

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