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UnityPoint Health Financial Planning Analysis Analyst in West Des Moines, Iowa

Financial Analyst position assists with financial planning and budgeting processes to create plans and analyzes financial performance against those plans. This includes providing analytical consulting assistance to the administrative and managerial staff of the organization. This position is responsible to help improve financial and operational performance throughout the organization by identifying opportunities for performance improvement based on analysis of financial models. Position provides financial support for management, including but not limited to analysis of departments, financial statements, development of robust and actionable reports, and presentation of information used in decision making. Other duties include ad hoc operational and financial analysis for special projects, preparing financial forecasts and budgets, and researching and explaining financial performance.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Assists with financial planning and budgeting processes, including partnering with operational leaders to create financial plans within targeted levels

  • Analyzes financial statements and data and presents financial data using detailed reports and charts

  • Analyzes operating results and works with leadership to understand key drivers of performance

  • Researches and prepares variance analysis and explanations

  • Assembles and summarizes data to build robust financial models and forecasts

  • Using data as a guide, generates solutions to problems and independently makes decisions

  • Presents findings to leadership and makes recommendations based on financial and business results

  • Understands key business drivers and metrics and provides financial guidance based on analytical processes performed

  • Supports the communication of relevant financial and operational information and trends by initiating the development of actionable analysis as a basis in making management decisions

  • Analyzes differences through benchmarking and process analysis

  • Utilizes cost accounting to model future projections and identify areas for improvement

  • Maintains a strong knowledge of financial technology systems and data sources to accurately and efficiently extract, manage, and utilize information in a meaningful manner

  • Maintains a strong focus on process improvement opportunities to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the process

  • Performs other duties as requested by Finance leadership, including but not limited to the Director of Financial Planning & Management Reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field


  • Minimum two years work experience in financial planning, budgeting, analytics, and accounting related fields


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to understand and communicate concepts and recommendations

  • Analytical and pragmatic headset

  • Tenacity to problem solve and think critically, with the ability to look at a problem, provide solutions, and a strong inquisitiveness to always know more

  • Strong independent decision-making capabilities

  • Excellent business and financial acumen

  • Detail oriented and strategically minded

  • Strong relationship management skills

  • Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, ever changing environment

  • Ability to work on projects with multiple milestones and several customers

  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel

Requisition ID: 2021-86119

Street: 1776 West Lakes Pkwy

Name: 9010 Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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