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Intern, Financial Planning & Analysis in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

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Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist with forecasting financial results and budgeting of revenue and expenses for the company.  This position will be a business partner to the leadership and finance teams, providing support and guidance on a broad range of company goals and objectives.



Key Accountabilities:


  • Model projected sales, cost of sales and plant expenses
  • Work with various department leaders and senior leaders along with key company team members to gather financial data and investigate results, projections or solutions to issues
  • Analyze variances between forecast and actual financial results
  • Monitor and improve reporting processes


  • Analyze the accuracy of data gathered and follow up with key personnel throughout the company
  • Assist with analyzing budget vs. actual results
  • Build and report key financial metrics
  • Monitor and improve budget processes

Other frequent duties:

  • Recommend process improvements in reporting
  • Assist with investor relations presentations
  • Assist teams related to
    • M&A activities
    • Government reporting
    • Analysis of financial results
Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Accounting, or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Required: Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced math and accounting skills

Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Financial / operational modeling


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