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Sr Financial Analyst


Date:
1/25/2018 2:31:54 AM
Location:
CHICAGO, IL US
 
Join US Cellular’s accounting and finance team and accept the challenge to grow, contribute and impact the customer experience for millions of wireless customers across the U.S.  We are an ambitious, fast-paced team responsible for accounting and operational functions at U.S. Cellular, a technology-based, publicly-traded company on the NYSE.  
 
The Senior Financial Analyst will focus on forecasting, budgeting and analyzing consolidated company results.  This position requires a seasoned professional with strong financial modeling skills, the ability to anticipate and independently resolve financial issues and comfort in interfacing with senior management as well as collaborating across organizational boundaries.  Finally, the candidate must be able to influence without direct authority and be able to resolve complex issues and questions from business partners.
 
Duties and Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the coordination and consolidation of the quarterly forecast process, including development of presentation materials for senior management.
  • Responsible for assigned forecasting and budget development including the gathering of necessary data, development of supporting models, collaborating with business partners to develop assumptions, and driving to targets. Provide direction and support to key business partners.
  • Responsible for modelling the quarterly estimate of results used in company earnings releases, including development of variance explanations for senior management.
  • Generates assigned management reporting including insightful analysis and commentary to tell the story and provide a basis for action. Reviews the work of others to ensure completeness/accuracy.
  • Collects, analyzes and presents financial information to business partners identifying risks and opportunities to aid the team in meeting their specific goals. Acts as a catalyst for change by driving results and playing a strong leadership role in finding solutions/adding value.
  • Takes lead in the administration of Hyperion Essbase forecast system and Excel Models.  Assist FP&A associates with system tools and processes (training as necessary).  Keep apprised of business changes (cost center, field and account structure) and the impact on system processes.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the finance team and the business partners that we support. Seeks feedback and improves performance to ensure we are driving standards of excellence.
  • Assesses business results and consistently identifies, recommends and drives opportunities to create value.
  • Passionately exhibits the values and behaviors of the Dynamic Organization and takes ownership of strengthening our business model. Helps on board new associates, teaches and models the Dynamic Organization. Provides peer feedback, technical and soft skill support, and leads in the development of application of training.
  • Remains current on industry trends and aspects of the field of finance and accounting that impact our ability to provide needed financial expertise to our business partners.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of broad financial analysis experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial principals, practices and procedures and general accounting practices.
  • Broad experience and knowledge in all areas of Financial Analysis.
  • Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and associates.
U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.
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