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Finance Intern-Rotational-Summer 2019 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  
Position Summary

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:

Help influence GreatAmerica’s future as a Rotational Finance Intern!  This internship is designed to recruit the best and brightest finance, accounting, and/or economics students from four-year colleges and universities in order to strengthen our teams for the future. The internship is structured for time to be spent working within the Corporate Finance team, the Treasury team and the Accounting team. During the rotations, the intern will perform financial analysis as well as present findings and recommendations to senior leadership. The intern will also assist in the development and enhancement of financial tools and models used to support strategic business decisions. Additionally, the intern will support the monthly financial closing process.

Additional specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform variance and trending analysis for certain company and business unit financial metrics and performance measures. Summarize findings for senior leadership along with recommendations.
  • Contribute to monthly financial analysis and internal reporting presented to the leadership team.
  • Assist in the preparation of the corporate and business unit 5-year financial models used to forecast operating results, including the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements. May also perform scenario analysis and decision support. 
  • Maintain and update profitability and pricing tools using results from data analysis and 5-year financial models.
  • Contribute data analysis and financial analysis to projects in other key areas of the company which have financial implications.
  • Perform post-project analysis on completed projects to evaluate if planned outcomes were achieved.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.
  • Assist in establishing the daily cash position of the company and determine the daily borrowing requirements while minimizing interest expense.
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting of bank fee expenses.
  • Perform data analysis on key areas of GreatAmerica’s securitization eligibility criteria.
  • Assist in the forecasting of monthly debt needs, preparation of securitization funding pools, and coordination of the associated interest rate swaps.
  • Complete general ledger account reconciliation(s).
  • Participate in month-end closing.
  • Prepare monthly reporting for various external customer programs.
  • Understand the accounting impact of relevant transactions and completes documentation to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Assist with financial statement preparation and analysis.
  • Live the GreatAmerica principles; get involved in cross-functional team efforts as assigned and required.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Position Qualifications

Education, experience and skills required:

We are seeking Juniors (or Sophomores who are further along in their coursework) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Strong preference to fill the internship with a student who is looking to work in Iowa upon graduation.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required. No previous work experience required, but prior internships or work in finance/accounting is considered a plus. 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: Analytical Skills, Financial Aptitude, Accuracy, Accountability, Detail Oriented, Judgment, and Assertiveness.