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Senior Financial Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Position Summary

Position Summary


Serve as the lead interface between finance department and the business unit on all 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.


Essential Functions


  • Key leader in development of business unit’s operating and financial strategies.
  • Provide financial advice, counsel and leadership on all operating initiatives to the business unit’s leadership team.
  • Lead 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.
  • Key finance resource in development of unique and complex programs for customers. May play role in solution review and solution implementation steps of sales process.
  • Lead development of finance team strategic initiatives which enhance the processes and tools of the financial analysis team
  • 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.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting within the business unit and to the leadership team.
  • Involved in 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.
  • Based on organizational circumstances, role may include leadership of Financial Analyst(s).
  • Perform other duties as required.
Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications




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


For this position: Financial Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Accuracy, Self-Motivated, Assertiveness, Judgment, Leadership


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.  CPA/MBA is a plus.


Experience: 5-7 years of finance and accounting experience in providing business advice and analyzing business performance


Skills and Abilities


Computer Skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word