Financial Analyst II

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The incumbent in this position is responsible for leading and directing the planning, forecasting, analytical and reporting efforts of assigned business units. The incumbent is responsible for partnering with cross-functional team members to co-lead planning, forecasting and analytical efforts to deliver Alliant’s financial commitments, balanced with a sense of integrity and fiscal responsibilities.  This role will have a concentration of work related to development new capabilities related to the creation of a robust project governance processes, including understanding financial and organizational resource impacts of various initiatives. Role will also support emerging efforts related to creation of additional analytical tools to support understanding profitability at a product and customer level. Work involves moderate difficulty in interpreting and converting analyses into practical business decisions and support.  Resources to do the job require proven analytical ability, advanced systems skills, the ability to collaborate with peers, and lead staff.  General supervision is received from the Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis.
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Finance: For assigned business functional areas, directs and leads the annual planning, rolling forecasts, and 3-5 year business planning including formulation of Income Statement, Balance Sheet, cost center-level expense planning, headcount analyses, Asset/Liability analyses, and presentations to senior management team.  Support the development of project portfolio management core competency with specific focus on projected financial impact of projects, post project review of actual financial impact and overall enhance decision support for all medium/large scale projects. Lead the analysis of financial performance for business initiatives, special projects, new products, channels, etc. and partner with cross-functional peers to provide recommendations and action steps.  Collaborate with reporting group to ensure accuracy of the financial statements and provide analytical support in regards to results and trends.  Continuously improve and construct new capabilities around performance metric analysis and reporting to track key Alliant financial objectives and targets.  Responsible for the integrity of the financial system, and to automate and simplify redundancy in processes and reporting through standardization.  

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field (MBA preferred) and minimum 5 to 7 years experience in finance and accounting arenas, preferably in financial planning and analysis roles.  Thorough knowledge of GAAP required.  Financial services experience preferred.  Extensive financial analysis skills required, including variance analysis, forecasting, budgeting and financial modeling.  Must have the ability to multi-task and deal with heavy volume period with tight time parameters.  Must possess strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills, and above average judgmental capabilities.  Must be proficient with reporting and planning systems and have advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite of products.  Ability to work effectively with associates at all levels within the organization. 

 
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