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Robert Half Financial Analyst in Waterloo, Iowa

Description If you are looking for work as a Financial Analyst, Robert Half is seeking skilled candidates. Candidates who want to become a key partner in forecasting, performance reporting, and expense management will be interested in this opening for a Financial Analyst. This person will conduct financial modeling on various financial products as well as measure, analyze and forecast performance in conjunction with operating plans. This position's duties will also include advising management on the allocation of resources to best accomplish objectives and preparing reports for management. This Financial Analyst role is a short-term contract / temporary to full-time employment opportunity in the Waterloo, Iowa, area.

How you will make an impact

  • Edit and manage forecasting reports

  • Manage monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions required

  • Participate in planning with senior executives on strategic deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation, and prioritization

  • Understand and communicate internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending

  • Monitor monthly and quarterly performance by comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources effectively

  • Research performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

  • Oversee the monthly and quarterly financial close process by working with Accounting

  • Candidate that feels comfortable working with large amounts of information and handling expectations

  • Support contacts in Accounting and Operations to execute business plans

  • Keep up weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P& L forecasting

  • Empower effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and decision support Requirements - Ability to recognize, evaluate, and resolve problems effectively

  • Excel Formulas experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Financial planning & analysis (go-to-market experience considered)

  • Understanding of Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

  • Practical knowledge in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Skilled in Spreadsheet and ERP system

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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