Sr. Financial Analyst

  The Olympic & Paralympic Committee
  Colorado Springs
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 04/19/24

Job Summary

Are you mission-driven and passionate about helping others succeed?


Do you strive to lead, follow, and act with integrity?

Are you the one who honors your commitments?

Is building trusting relationships an integral part of why you do what you do?

Do you push limits and challenge the status quo?

If you answered YES, keep reading to find out how you can contribute to the success of Team USA! 

Here's a summary of responsibilities:

The Senior Financial Analyst will work directly with the SVP Chief of Finance, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, and other division leaders to support the financial management of the organization by facilitating the budgeting and forecasting process, providing analysis of financial data related to pending business decisions and strategic initiatives, preparing financial reports, supporting budget and analysis needs for assigned divisions, and maintaining and improving financial policies and processes. This position will work closely with our Strategy and Growth Division to support the team in its collective goal of driving the growth of Team USA fandom.

Here's how you'll have an impact:

Business Partnerships (50%)

  • Build relationships with business leaders and their teams to offer thought leadership on organizational and Finance-related strategy and execution. Proactively maintain an open line of communication on Finance-related issues, identifying and addressing them promptly.
  • Develop a deep understanding of assigned business groups to help inform the creation and implementation of the plans, budgets, and forecasts and review monthly actual data trends. Perform analysis to support their major business decisions and overall financial health.
  • Manage the budget and forecast process for assigned business groups. Analyze financials to explain performance drivers and communicate insights to Finance and/or business leaders.
  • Identify and understand the business challenges of assigned user groups. Utilize understanding of the business to develop meaningful insights to inform recommendations and increase the financial acumen of business leaders.
  • Apply deep knowledge of Finance programs, services, and policies to communicate initiatives and liaise between assigned business groups and Finance. Use discretion to determine when to engage and collaborate with broader Finance to meet business needs.

Financial Planning & Analysis (50%)

  • Oversee monthly closing responsibilities for assigned business groups, including preparing standard and ad hoc accruals and reviewing assigned divisions’ financial statements before issuance.
  • Innovate and collaborate across the Finance team to implement any finance-related software upgrades or conversions to improve the budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting process. Establish, document, support, and implement new budgeting policies and procedures when necessary.
  • Create business reports that provide insight into key data points. Leverage financial systems to develop standard and ad hoc dashboards and reports. Identify and implement efficiencies and improvements to this reporting.
  • Prepare financial presentations for Divisional Chiefs and the Board of Directors and other ad hoc reports requested by organizational leadership, including information for public relations and media reports.
  • Research, prepare, and submit special projects on an ongoing basis as assigned. Assist other divisions with special projects as needed.

Here are the skills and experience you'll need to be effective:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting and finance with a focus on budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis
  • Experience in successfully modeling and analyzing multi-year, complex financial projections
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint capabilities for the preparation of spreadsheets for financial analysis and presentation
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with a strong customer-service focus
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, policies, and processes
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment

Here are some things that will make you super competitive for this role:

  • MBA preferred
  • Experience working with Marketing and agencies is a plus

Here are the tools, equipment, & conditions:

  • Standard office equipment
  • Office environment in a multi-story building on a multi-building site
  • ERP software, Adaptive Planning by Workday, Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Tableau, and Concur
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Periods of prolonged use of hands, wrists, and arms
  • Some domestic and international travel
  • Regular attendance at work is an essential job function

Here's where you'll work:

  • This is a hybrid role that will regularly work from both our Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters and remotely.

Here's some more information you need to know:

  • Hiring Pay Range: $65,805 to $83,573 per year.
  • This full-time, exempt position is intended to work 40 hours per week.
  • Bonus: This position will be eligible for the Annual Incentive Award Program at a 15% target. This program is subject to change or elimination by the USOPC at any time at its sole discretion.
  • Benefits: The full-time position will be eligible for USOPC benefits. You can view a summary here


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