Financial Analyst – Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives

A spectrum of forest fire risk prevention approaches is available: from creative new social innovations to well-established interventions. The forest fire risk prevention derivative would first survey existing forest fire prevention interventions in Greater Sacramento with an eye towards which ones might be suitable to support and expand. It would then review global social innovations that might be relevant to Northern California to determine which to replicate. Entities involved in risk management and risk securitization, from insurers to reinsurers to retrocessionaires, ought to welcome the chance to share liability proportionally through a commons of prevention innovations. The prevention derivative can expand as more institutions and individuals join as contingent payers and impact investors in order to prevent a larger portion of the collective risk. Payments by private and public institutions to support prevention derivatives can be in-kind, through services, and/or financial.
Financial Analyst Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing

Financial Analyst Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing requires strategic thinking and is responsible for financial planning, analysis, and projection for companies and corporations. The Financial Analyst prepares, reviews and distributes monthly financial reports to stores and cost/profit centers. The ability to effectively communicate complex financial information in a clear, concise way is a key attribute of the Financial Analyst. By conducting analyses of information affecting investment programs, the Financial Analyst will forecast future revenues and expenditures and determine possible profit or loss. Working with the CEO, CFO, and other executive-level team members to identify cost structures and determine capital budgeting for projects, the Financial Analyst will set network-wide investment direction and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze financial status by collecting, monitoring, and studying data.
  • Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Analyze current and past financial data and performance and establish and evaluate profit plans.
  • Guide the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Prepare reports and projections based on this analysis to provide financial models and forecasts
  • Evaluate current capital expenditures and depreciation.
  • Explore potential investment opportunities.
  • Track expenses and revenues vs. budget and forecast and analyze fluctuations.
  • Prepare monthly consolidation and executive financial package.
  • Prepare and present an annual financial information binder to be provided to the external auditors.
  • Prepare quarterly operating reports and present during quarterly review meetings.
  • Coordinate with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in finance or a Master’s of Business Administration.
  • Expert-level analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Great presentation skills, and the ability to influence and persuade others.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and related technologies.
  • Excellent time management and organizational ability.
  • Ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines.