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Financial Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  
Job Description

About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

 About this position:

Make a difference!   As a Financial Analyst you will work with leadership teams to evaluate the financial implications of their operating strategy. You will assist in the development of financial plans, budgets and forecasts for the company and one or more of GreatAmerica’s business units. You will analyze the performance of the company and business units to identify key trends and areas of opportunity leading to recommendations for improved growth and profitability. Your contributions to strategy, pricing, compensation plans and operational efficiency will directly impact the bottom line of the company.

Additional specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist the finance team and leadership team in the development and implementation of strategies to generate revenue, reduce costs, and improve profitability.
  • Develop decision-supporting financial models and analytical tools for internal and external audiences.
  • Provide financial advice and counsel on operating initiatives to the leadership team.
  • Continuously analyze the performance of the company and business units, identifying areas of opportunity, areas with positive and negative trends, and areas of concern. Once identified, work with the leadership team to develop and implement plans to address.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis to evaluate complex financial issues and prepare recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action based on results of analysis.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.
  • 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.
  • Assist in monthly reporting within the business unit and to the leadership team.
  • Provides support in other key areas of the operating business units which have significant financial implications such as pricing, compensation plans, staffing levels, and structuring of unique business ventures and arrangements.
  • Proactively promote and participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as required.
“***NOTE: We intend to fill this position in the spring/summer of 2018***”
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education, experience and skills required:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. A CPA or MBA is a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.  You must have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and have excellent communication skills.  We are always looking for creative team-players with initiative who respond well to challenges!

Competencies required for all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability.

Competencies required for this position:
Financial Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Detail-Oriented, Accuracy, Self-Motivated, Problem-Solving, Judgment