Talent Gateway Posting Details
In this position, you will perform financial and economic analyses, develop and prepare financial plans, develop financial models, explain financial statement variances, and drive efficiency within the department by improving processes and automating tasks and process improvements.
Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!
What sets us apart?
Excellent pay and benefits
A commitment to career growth and development
A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.
The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities
The Alliant Energy Financial Planning & Analysis department is currently recruiting for a Senior/Lead Financial Analyst opening located in either Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. This position may be filled at senior or lead level depending on candidate qualifications. In this position, you will perform financial and economic analyses, develop and prepare financial plans, develop financial models, explain financial statement variances, and drive efficiency within the department by improving processes and automating tasks and process improvements.
Additionally, the individual selected for this role will be responsible presenting financial results to key Alliant Energy stakeholders. To be successful in this role, the individual must possess:
Strong analytical skills
Deadline drive mindset
Strong communication skills
Alliant Energy will not provide employment visa sponsorship (i.e. H1B) for this position now or in the future
Uses knowledge of internal customer’s objectives and internal and external business trends to develop, maintain, and modify financial models to generate business unit level long-term forecasts or make business recommendations with direction from a lead/manager.
Completes analysis of complex financial data/trends including comparing forecast to actual results to determine business drivers of variances with limited supervision.
Effectively communicates (verbally and written) complex financial information to internal and external stakeholders in a concise and simplified manner both verbally and in writing. Actively listens to alternative ideas and views.
Participates in business planning and support analysis including economic scenario analysis, performance benchmarking, opportunity and risk assessment and research projects with direction from a lead/manager.
Proactively works with customers to provide strategic consulting to help achieve business goals.
Seeks opportunities for different and innovative approaches to address issues or problems. Effectively leads, supports and adapts to change in the workplace.
May be involved in/responsible for developing rate review filing documents and communicates financial information to key external stakeholders.
Education and Experience Requirements
This position requires a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting, economics, finance or other related area and 5 years of related experience OR in the absence of a degree 9 years of related experience
A CPA, CMA or CFA certification is preferred for this role
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated competency in financial modeling, financial planning and general computer applications.
Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
Ability to work in a diverse work environment