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

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

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POSITION PURPOSE:
The purpose of this job is to be responsible for and assist with forecasting financial results, budgeting of revenue and expenses for the company, and analyzing actuals compared to forecast and/or budget for various periods under review. 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Key Accountabilities:
• Assist with building the annual budget, monthly and quarterly reforecasts, and work with business leaders to determine necessary forecast adjustments and budget needs.
• Analyze P&L performance against budget and forecast and research variances to actual results.
• Continuously improve forecast and budget models by identifying root causes of previous errors and monitoring accuracy and predictive validity of existing models.
• Perform trend, variance, and profitability analysis around revenue, expense, capital expenditures, and other related areas.
• Prepare financial and business-related templates, investigate and analyze areas such as financial and expense performance, return on invested capital, depreciation, etc.
• Prepare and maintain reporting and analysis on corporate KPIs as well as business unit benchmarking.
• Prepare reports, graphs and charts of data gathered and compiled.
• Assist with special financial and business-related studies and collaborate with other departments in preparing analyses.
• Perform various ad hoc analysis and projects to assist with the management of the business and understanding of financial operations.
• Build models and reports to enable financial and operational benchmarking and optimization.
• Maintain and update company long term financial model on a periodic basis.
• Report and analyze manufacturing performance and optimization
• Retrieve and reconcile information from various sources to ensure data integrity and accurate reporting

Other frequent duties:
• Assist Teams related to
• General ledger account set up and analysis
• M&A activities
• Government reporting
• Contract review and support
• Recommend process improvements in reporting
• Assist with investor relations presentations, as needed by company executives
Perform other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Accounting, Finance, or related degree
Experience Required: 0-2 years
Skills Required:
Advanced Excel skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extensive math skills
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Special skills or knowledge preferred:
JD Edwards
Financial / Operational modeling

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  

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