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Robert Half International Financial Analyst in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

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Robert Half Finance is looking for an exceptional Financial Analyst to be part of a fast-growing company. In addition to measuring, analyzing, and forecasting performance in conjunction with operating plans, you will conduct financial modeling on a variety of financial products in this Financial Analyst role. In addition to advising management on the assignment of resources to best complete objectives, you will prepare reports for management. You will focus on areas like forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management as a business partner on tis dynamic team. As the Financial Analyst, you will be expected to successfully support world class strategic and financial planning methods, build long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Other duties will include operationalizing and cultivating a more data-driven planning process and improved monthly and quarterly reporting. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This Financial Analyst role, which is a full-time employment opportunity, is located in the Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Major responsibilities

  • Track monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources

  • Develop monthly reports to business partners on financial results and if any actions are required

  • The ideal candidate should be a highly flexible individual who is comfortable with large amounts of information and adept at managing expectations

  • Collaborate with senior executives on strategic deep dives through the development of financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation, and prioritization

  • Have a thorough understanding of internal and external drivers and be able to explain how they are impacting performance and trending

  • Work alongside cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to see the proper execution of plans

  • Support weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P&L forecasting

  • Work on monthly and quarterly financial close processes in collaboration with the Accounting team

  • Provide valuable foresight and decision support through effective Business Intelligence (BI)

  • Survey performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Execute and monitor forecasting reports

For immediate consideration, email resumes to chad.leriger@roberthalf.com

Requirements

  • Manufacturing industry experience highly desired

  • SAP experience highly desired

  • Budget forecasting experience

  • Foundational knowledge in financial planning

  • Financial reporting experience

  • Financial analysis experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • 2+ years of experience in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Prior experience in Spreadsheet and ERP system

  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

  • Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

  • Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience preferable)

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

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Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00 / Yearly

Location: COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA

Date Posted: October 14, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02500-0011416479

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance

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