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Senior Financial Analyst Full-time

at Loram in Minnesota (Published at 01-02-2020)

Interview Location: Hamel, MN
Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Accounting
Reports to: Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis


Responsible for managing the financials, providing analysis, and reporting for the assigned business segments.Participates in and may lead aspects of the budget and forecast processes. Analyzes variances and trends, identifies statistics and financial metrics to meet targets, and drives continuous improvement.Prepares financial models that enable business decisions. May lead or direct the work of others.


  • Analyze business segment variances between budget and actual and determine the root causes for the variances, summarize and report on findings to business partners
  • Lead aspects of the business segment budget, forecast, and long-range plan
  • Responsible for design and maintenance of planning tool that facilitates an efficient and effective process to construct a high-quality budget or forecast
  • Participate on cross functional teams to evaluate new business opportunities and create financial models to assess opportunities
  • Assist with preparation of materials such as slide presentations, narrative documents, charts, graphs, reports, etc. for parent company and board of directors
  • Responsible for the numbers, results, variances, and drivers as well as the story behind the numbers
  • Develop relationships with business partners where FP&A becomes a trusted advisor
  • Anticipate needs of business partners, create reports or analysis that enable them to effectively run the business, make decisions, accomplish goals, execute strategic objectives, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain business metrics that align with business strategy
  • Summarize and explain financial information and concepts to non-financial leaders in a clear and organized manner
  • Partner with accounting to ensure accuracy of reporting and consistency between actuals and projections
  • Partner with IT to ensure integrity of data across systems such as general ledger, data warehouse, planning software
  • Ad hoc analysis and requests as directed by senior leaders

  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • High Impact Communication
  • Building Partnerships
  • Passion for Results
  • Influence

Education: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance

Experience: 6-10 years accounting/analysis experience;Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc;Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including financial modeling.

*Or equivalent combination of education and experience


Education/Licenses/Certifications: Advanced Degree orCPA/CMA, MBA, or Certified Corporate FP&A Professional

Experience: Manufacturing Industry Experience, Report Writing Tools (WebFocus, Essbase, Tableau), ERP systems (IFS), Budgeting Software (Prophix), BI Tools, SharePoint, OLAP environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Office deskwork, requiring sitting, walking, using phone & computer
  • May lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally
  • 10% or more travel including international
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes challenging conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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