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Operations Analyst FPA
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Job Description


Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company engaged in commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. Forest City Associates are committed to creating superior communities where people LIVE, WORK, SHOP and STAY!

We are searching for a talented Operations Analyst FPA to be based out of our corporate offices located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Operations Analyst plays an integral role within the group to complete all required analysis and reporting to support both Corporate and Business customers. Preparation of the financial portion of the strategic plan, projection updates, and budgets. Responsible for updating projections, explaining variances and creating reports for his/her own subset of the Forest City operating portfolio and coordinating with other members of the board and FP&A team, Operations/Asset Management, ASO, etc. to ensure accurate information and reporting. Analyst also completes required analyses and coordinates with supervisors to provide decision support to key partners (Ops/AM, Corporate, etc.).


* Complete all projection updates and variance explanations, ensuring data accuracy and building alignment throughout the organization. Assist with creation of materials for internal review meetings as well as meetings with customers.
* Interface with other functions - communicate with ASO and Operations/Asset Management teams to identify trends, explain variances, and ensure alignment with required changes to projections in a timely manner.
* Responsible for recording quarterly projections in the system of record, along with additional analysis as required. Run financial reports (monthly, quarterly, annual results) for various department heads and Operations and Executive customers.
* Utilize system of record for cash, tax and GAAP basis analysis to provide reports for customers, including acquisition, disposition, and other scenario analysis.
* Execute analyses for customer and Executive decision support, what-if analysis and special projects (refinancing, sales, etc.) as needed. Prepare required materials (reports, presentations, etc.) to share outcomes from analyses and ensure data is captured in the system of record, as needed.


* This position requires an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related discipline.
* 2-4 years of required experience in Financial Review and Accounting Principles.
* Experience in FP&A analysis, Real Estate or Big 4 public accounting experience is required.
* A preferred professional/state licensing for this position include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
* Required skills for the position include: Microsoft Office, especially Excel; SAP software a plus, verbal and written communication, quantitative analysis, and reporting.
* Preferred skills for the position include: qualitative analysis and detail management.
* This position requires up to 10% travel.


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