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Robert Half International Financial Analyst - Entry Level in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa


A thriving company has an entry-level Financial Analyst available. Apply via Accountemps. The Financial Analyst provides daily support to the accounting and finance departments, in addition to performing routine assignments and solving standard problems with limited discretion. The Financial Analyst role calls for a flexible professional skilled at handling an extensive amount of data while delegating expectations. Critical-thinking individuals with a passion for analysis, should apply to this Financial Analyst role. This long-term temporary-to-full-time employment opportunity is based in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.

Major responsibilities

  • Secure and examine budgets and income statement forecasts

  • Play a part in ensuring adequate controls and procedures

  • Investigate actual results at the corporate and division levels

  • Participate in many aspects of the monthly/quarterly/annual close process (i.e. journal entries, account reconciliations, expense analysis, and trend analysis, variance analysis)

  • Join in on monitoring and maintaining internal accounting controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements

  • Check and query a generous amounts of data

  • From time to time be able to illustrate tricky financial subjects to non-financial staff members in special projects

  • Devise unique alternatives and solutions to reduce costs and elevate financial performance of a company

  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits

  • Help out in the devising of monthly financial reporting and other business data

  • Collaborate on annual budgeting process


  • Less than one year of experience

    • Capable computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software, as well as databases and customer database systems
  • Capable of working independently with minimal oversight

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel

  • Salesforce Marketing experience

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

  • Skills in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly desired (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Strong attention to detail

If you have immediate availability and meet the qualifications, you may be the candidate we've been searching for and we encourage you to contact us today!


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Salary: $18.21 - $21.09 / Hourly


Date Posted: February 4, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 01520-0011694182

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance