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Sr. Financial Analyst

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Closing date
Feb 4, 2022

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Financial Services
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

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Req #272

Friday, December 3, 2021 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.  


This position provides focused financial planning, analysis, and reporting support to assigned functional and business division management, including coordination and preparation of department, program and/or divisional budgets and periodic forecasts, proposal pricing and costing, long-term contract financial performance analysis, and associated activities.  The incumbent provides financial analysis support to functional department and program managers, provides senior management with information on all areas of revenue and costs, and participates in special projects, preparing financial data as needed. 


Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, do analysis, interpret financial and operating data and create accurate, timely reports for division management and corporate functions. This may include project profitability analysis, pricing analysis of customer proposals, variance analysis, business unit profitability analysis and other projects identified by senior management.
  • Manage and support key financial business processes, including the preparation and compilation of the annual financial plan and periodic outlooks to enhance management’s ability to plan and monitor business performance, development and coordination of customer contract financial plans - including project/program profitability reporting (P&L), participate in establishing business unit pricing policies, support contract revenue and cost recognition accounting, contract billing and pricing compliance, and financial matters related to customer contacts, support financial matters relate the annual audit, contract audits and income tax as required.
  • Coordinate and prepare cost/price analyses and documents for Business Unit proposals.
  • Plan and manage work tasks and priorities to meet deadlines and optimize efficiency.
  • Conceptualize how the business or functional units supported should operate in the future to best support the business and develop forecasting, reporting and modeling tools that will meet those needs.
  • Design, implement and communicate procedures within the department and monitor for compliance.
  • Support the implementation and optimization of information systems supporting the business or functional unit, including enterprise accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting applications, as well as spreadsheet and analytics models and databases.
  • Assist with the maintenance of other related systems, including timekeeping and project resource management, and general ledger, including system upgrades
  • Support the development and maintenance of internal cost allocation methods, processes and reports used to support project, product and business unit profitability analysis

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and 3-6 years work experience.
  • Progressive experience with revenue, expense, asset, liability, cost and project accounting
  • Experience with government costing and pricing with an understanding of CAS/FAR requirements
  • Proficiency with computerized accounting systems including complex spreadsheet skills
  • Experience with long-term contract costing and pricing with an understanding of fixed/variable costs, overhead application methodologies, and revenue recognition principals
  • Ability to work independently, and manage multiple job tasks within deadlines

    Reporting to this position:  No direct reports.


    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.




     Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V





    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V and prospective employees will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, protected veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.    Other details Job Family Administration Pay Type Salary Apply Now


    Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


    *Health Insurance
    Medical and Dental
    *Term Life Insurance/AD&D
    *401(k) Plan
    *Profit Sharing
    *Personal Time Off
    *Short Term Disability
    *Long Term Disability
    *Tuition Reimbursement
    *Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

    Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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