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Sr Mgr Financial Planning & Analysis

US Cellular

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 26, 2021.

Sr Mgr Financial Planning & Analysis – FIN001172

This position is responsible for leading financial planning and analysis for many of the functions within the organization, including Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, Brand, Marketing and Sales. He/she is responsible for leading a team of professionals to ensure that all financial activities germane to these functions are optimally managed.

Analysis will incorporate strategic, financial, and operational elements that in combination provide a clear landscape of decision-support for functional leadership. Planning will include leadership and preparation of the annual budget as well as quarterly forecasts and support for the strategic long-range forecast. The position will support preparation of reporting for functional leadership, Executive Leadership, and both the U.S. Cellular and TDS Boards of Directors as required.

  • Leads functional organizations throughout the planning cycle — including preparation of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and strategic long range forecast. Works with functional leadership to develop all necessary functional inputs, ensuring cross-functional integration and alignment. Supports executive and senior leadership in resource allocation decisions and actions.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial performance and information for supported functions. This includes understanding performance variances and providing feedback/direction to business partners, finance leadership and executives. Leads / participates in cross-functional discussions to improve business results.
  • Develops reporting, analysis and forecasting for commissions transactions and expense. Participates in the development of commission structures and provides incentive compensation design analytic support.
  • Manages the development and improvement of operating expense models, forecasting approaches and techniques to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Develops and maintains key metrics, management reporting and cost by channel economics to support decision-making.
  • Provides ad-hoc analysis and support to senior functional leaders.
  • Leads and develops a team of planning, financial analysis, and reporting professionals. Responsible for talent selection, development, and management.
  • Maintains significant awareness of events throughout the enterprise by building and maintaining relationships with senior-level leaders.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required; MBA and/or CPA are highly desired.
  • Ten plus years of broad financial management experience with three to five years in a supervisory role.
  • Prior experience in leading aspects of budgeting and forecasting processes required. Wireless operations experience a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial management principles, practices and procedures and a general knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Ability to translate advanced knowledge of finance and operations to provide value-added reporting/analysis to constituencies with varying levels of financial acumen.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to lead cross-functional teams and influence and align stakeholders.
  • Strong project planning and management skills; ability to breakdown complex problems into manageable goals is required.
  • Full proficiency in MS Office suite with expert skill in Excel. Experience with world-class ERP and budgeting systems preferred (SAP, Hyperion, etc.).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of management and associates.

Job : Finance

Location(s) : Illinois-CHICAGO_IL

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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