Business Unit Financial Analyst
GreatAmerica Financial Services - Cedar Rapids, IA

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Serve as interface between the finance department and the business unit on activities with respect to financial controls, evaluating the financial implications of the business unit’s operating strategy and providing planning and support to meet the business unit’s overall performance targets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential Functions
•Assist in development of the business unit’s operating and financial strategies.
•Provide financial advice and counsel on operating initiatives to the business unit’s leadership team.
•Assist in development of the business unit’s financial models to forecast operating results, including income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements. Models would include annual budget and longer term (i.e. 5-10 year) financial plan.
•Continuously analyze the performance of the business unit, identifying areas of opportunity, areas with positive and negative trends, and areas of concern. Once identified, work with business unit leadership team to develop and implement plans to address.
•Make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.
•Assist in monthly reporting within the business unit and to the leadership team.
•Contribute to other key areas of the business unit which have significant financial implications such as pricing, compensation plans, staffing levels, etc.
•Proactively promote and participate in process improvement initiatives within the business unit.
•Perform other duties as required.
Position Qualifications
Competencies:
For all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability
For this position: Analytical Skills, Financial Aptitude, Accuracy, Accountability, Detail Oriented, Judgment, Assertiveness
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA is a plus
Experience: New college graduate to 1-3 years finance and accounting experience
Skills and Abilities
Computer Skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Other Requirements: Must have exceptional analytical, financial modeling and problem solving skills. Must be proficient in excel and possess outstanding computer skills. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be an organized, creative, team-player with initiative who responds well to challenges. Must demonstrate sound business judgment.

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