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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Sr. Financial Analyst in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Position Summary

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will work as part of a collaborative team on a broad range of responsibilities, including investor relations, forecasting and operational analysis, strategic planning, acquisitions, treasury and valuation. Your primary focus will be on financial planning & analysis and investor relations. This role will allow you to make full use of your strong problem-solving aptitude and analytical skills as well as your experience creating complex financial pro forma models in Excel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and update Investor relations schedules and presentations.

  • Develop high level updates to annual Plan for use in communicating financial expectations.

  • Support annual financial planning process including interfacing with all business units to accumulate financial information supporting documentation for assumptions. Upload operations forecasts into current planning software. Consolidate stand - alone information into consolidated Plan taking intercompany activities into consideration. Assist in Plan analysis including working capital, business trends and variances.

  • Regular analysis of a variety of information to identify trends and recommend action. Provide key financial and business support to drive financial improvements.

  • Prepare and update reports used in Board of Director and Committee meetings.

  • Act as a partner to business unit staff including Operations, Sales and Engineering to implement process improvements supporting and driving a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Responsible for accuracy, completeness and timeliness of financial analysis and other projects.

  • Account analysis, problem solving, attention to detail and writing of commentary and analytical summaries.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to interact with employees at all levels with tact, confidentiality and diplomacy

  • Desire to learn and understand the "how" and "why" behind the information -- be able to communicate the "so what" from analysis

  • Skill, ability and flexibility to perform multiple tasks and functions concurrently in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Proven background in self-management and self-motivated

  • Maintains the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior and exercises sound professional judgment

Qualifications continued

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is required

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience with a focus on finance and analysis

  • Accounting experience is a plus

  • Strong computer skills with an ability to learn a variety of systems and applications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a focus on Excel

  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve

Company Description

Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets. Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars and marine barges in North America. Greenbrier Europe is an end-to-end freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business with operations in Poland, Romania and Turkey that serves customers across Europe and in the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier builds freight railcars and rail castings in Brazil through two separate strategic partnerships. We are a leading provider of freight railcar wheel services, parts, repair, refurbishment and retrofitting services in North America through our wheels, repair & parts business unit. Greenbrier offers railcar management, regulatory compliance services and leasing services to railroads and related transportation industries in North America. Through unconsolidated joint ventures, we produce industrial and rail castings, tank heads and other components. Greenbrier owns a lease fleet of 9,400 railcars and performs management services for 380,000 railcars. Learn more about Greenbrier at

Reports To

This position reports to the Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasurer

Company Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC

Functional Group Accounting/Finance

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled