Financial Analyst

Robert Half Finance & Accounting Des Moines, IA
Ref ID: 01500-0010534132

Classification: Financial Analyst

Compensation: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 per year

If you are looking for work as a Financial Analyst and are an outstanding candidate, Robert Half Finance has an open position for you at a fast-growing Printing/Publishing company. In this Financial Analyst role, you will conduct financial modeling on a range of financial products and measure, analyze, and forecast performance in conjunction with operating plans. Additionally, you will be responsible for preparing reports for management and advising management on the allocation of resources to best accomplish objectives. In this role, you will serve as a key business partner in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management. The daily tasks of a Financial Analyst position includes supporting world class strategic and financial planning methods, building long-range operating plans to support business imperatives and developing rolling forecast processes to ensure resources every quarter are consumed at maximum effectiveness. Additionally, you will assist with 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. Located in the Des Moines, Iowa, this Financial Analyst role is a full-time employment opportunity. Your responsibilities in this role - Collaborate with cross-functional partners in Accounting and Operations to ensure plans are executed properly - Track monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources - Execute and monitor forecasting reports - Work with the Accounting team on monthly and quarterly financial close processes - Support Area/Segment level Bookings on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis, as well as P L forecasting - Deliver effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide valuable foresight and decision support - Collaborate with senior executives on strategic deep dives on creating financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, event tracking and execution, Campaign Planning Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, and strategic resource allocation, and prioritization - Survey performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities - Flexible individuals comfortable with large amounts of information, and adept at managing expectations - Possess the know-how and be able to explain internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending - Drive monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required
- Practical knowledge 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) - Spreadsheet and ERP system experience preferred - Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations - Excellent verbal, written, and social skills - Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel - Knowledge of account reconciliation - Foundational knowledge in business process re-engineering - Account analysis experience - Month end closings experience highly desired - Adeptness in budget forecasting - Financial planning analysis (go-to-market experience ideal) - 3+ 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) - Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity - Understanding of Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required - BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on FortuneĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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