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Posted: Thu Feb 29 2024

Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Position: Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A
Location: Indianapolis, IN (or) Nashville, IN
Duration & Type: Full-Time, Monday – Friday; Onsite
Compensation: Competitive base salary & year-end performance bonus. Total rewards include healthcare (medical, dental, vision), PTO policy, paid holidays, 401(k), and additional rewards.  

Chamberlain Advisors is seeking a Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst for their client who possesses strong financial analysis, presentation, forecasting, planning, and reporting skills as well as excellent communication and problem-solving skills. This individual should be a professional, energetic, proactive individual who can interpret and summarize complex data into meaningful financial reports and provide recommendations to management to strengthen and improve the profitability and financial position of the company. This position will provide robust financial analysis and planning critical to the improvement and achievement of operational and financial objectives. The role will be interfacing frequently with the Chief Financial Officer and other executive leaders as well as the Controller, General Accounting, Stakeholders, and the Board of Directors. In this position, the Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst will support the organization's financial planning and analysis. The Senior FP&A Analyst will collaborate closely with the finance team, department heads, and senior management to deliver accurate financial insights and analysis for informed business decisions and improved financial performance. Key duties involve analyzing vital financial data, developing budgets and forecasts, monitoring financial performance, and offering actionable recommendations.

Differentiators: these will set you apart in the selection process.

  • Self-starter & Entrepreneurial Spirit – Desire to want to build, grow, and own the outcomes of a business’s success. Someone with a continuous improvement mindset capable of driving for results often with limited or incomplete information. Fast learner who takes initiative to learn quickly, is proactive and goal-oriented, and runs with what information is available versus waiting to be told what to do next.

  • Sharp, Strategic Thinking, & Problem Solving – Candidates should describe themselves as sharp, hardworking, and capable of quickly noticing issues, trends, or opportunities. Able to work upwards (to CEO) and across the business (interdepartmental, customers, vendors, etc.); can “see around the corners” to add value to the business and be a strong strategic thinker.

  • Technical Financial Acumen - Demonstrates strong financial acumen by developing and implementing new financial models that result in significant profit growth. Analyzes financial data to identify key trends & patterns and uses this information to make sound business decisions. Successfully manages large budgets, ensuring that all expenses are aligned with financial goals. Creates variance analysis reports and financial models, identifying and researching variances to forecast, budget, and prior-year expenses, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement. Understands financial packages and their related financial statements including balance sheets, profit & loss statements, and cash flow statements.

  • Strong Excel, Data, & Business Intelligence Awareness – Candidates who know how to get to the data they need, whether that be working with internal systems or integrating with 3rd party vendors, to drive reporting and business intelligence capabilities for the organization. Strong spreadsheet and data manipulation skills; efficiently navigates, cleanses, and extracts value from large data sets. Utilizes some or all of Microsoft Excel’s advanced features including but not limited to Vlookup’s, PivotTables, Functions, IF Statements, Conditional Statements, Charts, Linked Sheets, and automation of routine tasks with Macros or VBA. Should be someone that enjoys “owning the model,” you will be expected to crunch the numbers yourself, look at the outputs, and describe them.

  • Process Optimization & Continuous Improvement Mindset – Candidates who identify, plan, and spearheaded key business optimization initiatives following industry best practices; identifying process consolidation opportunities, process flow improvements, etc. that will result in cost savings, and an overall improvement to operations, services, and customer satisfaction.

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills – Candidates who have demonstrated the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written, at all levels within an organization. Candidates who listen first, then quickly assess and understand the specific communication needs of their audience, ranging from limited to no education to the highly educated, adjusting their communication style and approach to ensure understanding and comprehension. Must be socially aware of environment, audience, and other situational variables and adjust communication style and approach to meet the communication needs of that unique situation.

What you’ll be accountable for:

  • Prepare grant components through collaboration with Subject Matter Experts, Engineers, and other relevant parties.

  • Conduct thorough financial analysis, encompassing revenue and cost assessment, pricing evaluation, profitability examination, variance scrutiny, and financial modeling, to pinpoint trends, risks, and opportunities for enhancing business operations.

  • Work with department heads to craft annual budgets and periodic forecasts, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and business plans.

  • Monitor actual financial performance against forecasts and budgets, investigate variances, and offer explanations and recommendations to optimize financial outcomes.

  • Generate accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly/quarterly financial statements, management reports, and ad-hoc analyses.

  • Present findings and recommendations to senior management and stakeholders to inform decision-making processes.

  • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) related to financial performance, such as revenue growth, profitability, customer acquisition costs, and churn rates.

  • Identify trends, pinpoint areas of concern, and propose corrective actions to achieve financial targets.

  • Support the annual strategic planning process, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to assess financial implications of business initiatives, investments, and growth opportunities.

  • Provide financial insights and scenario analysis to assist in strategic decision-making.

  • Analyze and manage costs across various business functions, identifying opportunities for cost optimization and efficiency enhancements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop cost reduction initiatives while ensuring operational effectiveness.

  • Utilize financial systems and tools to automate and streamline financial planning and analysis processes.

  • Continuously evaluate and enhance system capabilities to improve accuracy, efficiency, and reporting capabilities.

  • Engage with business leaders and stakeholders to grasp their financial requirements and provide proactive support and guidance.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor, influencing decision-making through insightful financial analysis and recommendations.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, and regulatory changes impacting the ISP sector.

  • Conduct market analysis and benchmarking exercises to identify areas for competitive advantage and assess financial implications.

  • Perform other relevant duties as required and assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and/or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial planning & analysis; telecommunications or ISP industry experience is highly preferred.

  • Demonstrates excellent financial, quantitative, and analytical skills. Proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting techniques.

  • Robust analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights.

  • Strong sense of responsibility, prioritization, and the ability to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize assignments and projects and to multi-task within restricted time constraints.

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills with the ability to drive results.

  • Able to provide strong business analyses by identifying key variances and working with business partners to understand root causes and actions needed to drive favorable results.

  • Excel skills required (e.g., PivotTables, V, H, & X Lookups, Ifs, Sumifs, Index, Match, VBA experience a plus).

  • Ability to work with large volume of data using advanced software skills (MS Excel, MS Access, or other similar software). Business Intelligence “BI” experience a plus.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey financial concepts to nonfinancial stakeholders effectively.

  • Possess strong initiative, planning, project management, problem-solving, and execution skills.

  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills; detail oriented with solid analytical, troubleshooting, and decision-making capabilities. Ability to resolve issues under tight timeframes and pressure.

  • Agile, adaptable, flexible, and thrives in a dynamic and changing culture environment.

  • Excel in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple projects concurrently and independently.

About our client
A locally owned and operated fiber optic internet provider committed to delivering high-speed connectivity to rural areas in southern Indiana. The team strives to deploy fiber optic infrastructure to areas lacking reliable internet access. Their mission revolves around offering customers and communities cost-effective, dependable fiber optic service solutions coupled with exceptional customer support. They aim to educate communities about the advantages and importance of high-speed internet while consistently investing in partner communities to evolve in tandem with the demands of the modern era.


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