Senior Financial Analyst - Corporate FP&A
Corporate Support
Senior Financial Analyst - Corporate FP&A-JO-1604-888
Dallas, TX

Senior Financial Analyst – Corporate FP&A
Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. The company was ranked as the #3 Wholesale Lender nationwide by Inside Mortgage Finance in 2016.*
If you are interested in joining an exciting team where excellence and customer service are a fundamental part of the culture, Stearns Lending, LLC is the place for you!
At Stearns, we consider all employees an everyday hero and we are always looking for OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED® individuals to join our team.
Job Summary:
The Senior Financial Analyst position is a high profile role that will report to the SVP of Corporate FP&A and support the Executive Leadership Team. This employee will be responsible performing monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for the corporate and production support departments in addition to providing monthly variance analysis, key performance metrics (KPI) tracking, capacity planning, corporate allocations, financial reporting, cost-benefit analysis, and other ad hoc requests. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide monthly financial reports and presentations to corporate and production support leaders
  • Conduct regular meetings with leaders to discuss results, obtain forecast inputs and discuss critical initiatives
  • Examine expense detail monthly to ensure accuracy of results within the departments supported
  • Coordinate with Accounting as needed to identify and quantify needed accruals or reclassifications in a timely manner to support the month end close process
  • Perform detailed expense research and provide accurate and timely variance analysis to leaders
  • Develop and maintain capacity planning models to predict headcount needs
  • Create, enhance and maintain expense forecast models that utilize drivers and metrics to drive accurate monthly forecasting
  • Analyze, develop and maintain corporate allocations to drive meaningful results
  • Develop and maintain key performance indicator (KPI) reporting to track performance and provide insight into corporate and production support departments
  • Support Growth, Expense Management and other Strategic Initiatives as needed by performing analysis, creating presentations, tracking/measuring performance
  • Support various benchmarking submissions, requiring detailed knowledge and accuracy
  • Interact with C-Level Executives, which requires professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Create ad hoc reporting and analyses, as requested
Desired Skills, Experience, or Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field
  • MBA, CPA, or CFA preferred but not required
  • 5+ years mortgage banking or financial services experience
  • 5+ years of quantitative and analytical processes
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and Essbase
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply that knowledge, along with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Proactive and independent
  • Should be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender, and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Stearns Lending, LLC is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Company NMLS# 1854.
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