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Finance - Financial Analyst I or II (Cedar Rapids, IA - Hybrid)
  

Does the idea of finding solutions and resolving challenging business problems appeal to you? Are you looking to join an ambitious and dynamic company?

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.

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.


Position Summary

 

The Financial Analyst I or II is a key resource for the Finance Team on corporate and business unit initiatives, with specific emphasis on evaluating the financial implications of strategic opportunities, evaluating the company and its business units’ operating strategies, and providing planning, analysis, and support to meet the company’s overall performance targets.

The candidate will be hired as a Financial Analyst I or Financial Analyst II based upon qualifications, skills and organizational needs.

Essential Functions

  • Develops decision-supporting financial models and analytical tools for internal and external audiences.
  • Assists in the analysis and summary of consolidated company performance for the senior leadership team.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of analysis and forecasting of GreatAmerica’s performance related to key performance indicators and measures used to identify areas of opportunity, areas with positive and negative trends, and areas of targeted improvement.
  • Assists the finance team and leadership team in the development and implementation of strategies to generate revenue, reduce costs, and improve profitability.
  • Provides analysis and finance expertise to certain functions and business support teams, as required (ex. Human Resources).
  • Provides financial advice and counsel on select company and business unit operating initiatives, as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Performs ad hoc analysis to evaluate complex financial issues and prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action based on results of analysis.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of complex operating and financial models (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analysis) designed to efficiently and accurately forecast company financial performance and evaluate strategic opportunities.
  • Assists in evaluation of GreatAmerica’s key strategic opportunities, as specified (ex. capital structure allocations, new investment opportunities, strategic partnerships, etc.). May also support initiation of key strategic opportunities that are pursued.
  • Supports aspects of corporate and operating business unit 5-year financial planning process and 12-month budgeting process. 
  •  Performs research on and provides recommendations related to financial policies, governmental legislation, accounting, or customer financial regulations which directly impact projects being analyzed.
  • Contributes to the evaluation of company performance relative to industry benchmarks.
  • Lives the GreatAmerica principles; involved in cross functional team efforts as assigned and required.
  • Proactively promotes and participates in process improvement initiatives.
  • Performs 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: Financial Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Detail-Oriented, Accuracy, Self-Motivated, Problem-Solving, Judgment

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

Experience: New college graduate to 1-3 years finance, analytics and/or accounting experience

Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word. PowerPivot and other Business Intelligence and Data Analytics tools a plus.

Other Requirements: Must have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft 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.

Location: Location will be on-site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa or Des Moines, Iowa with a hybrid option.


At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at www.greatamerica.com/careers. Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment. 

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for employment authorization.