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Robert Half International Sr. Financial Analyst in URBANDALE, Iowa


Undeniable industry leader based in Des Moines is adding to their team! In this Senior Financial Analyst role, you will develop rolling forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, drive world class strategic and financial planning methods, and build long-range operating plans to support business initiatives. Put into effect and cultivate data-driven planning processes and improve upon monthly and quarterly reporting. This Senior Financial Analyst role will give you the opportunity to become an integral part of the team, which will allow strategic input to the senior leadership of the company. The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for the coordination of various planning cycles (monthly outlooks, annual planning, and quarterly forecasts), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations. You will supply revenues and expenses, variance analysis of bookings, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Urbandale, Iowa area.

Key responsibilities

  • Assemble and watch forecasting reports

  • Allow effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and decision support

  • Determine performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Work in close collaboration with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans

  • Team up with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process

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

  • Grasp and define internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

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

  • Join forces with senior executives on strategic deep dives by developing 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

  • Push monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required

    Requirements - 5+ years experience with advanced financial analysis, planning and budget controls required

  • Proficiency in variance analysis

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M& A) experience preferred

  • Solid understanding of financial modeling

    • Capability to simplify complex problems and build solutions

    • Exceedingly skilled with financial reporting tools

    • Distinguished presentation skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred

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