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Financial Analyst

Company Name:
Guggenheim
About Guggenheim Partners:
Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a privately held global financial
services
firm with more than $200 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance services, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in
new york
and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in eight countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.

About the
position
:
Guggenheim Partners has a full time position available in the shared services center supporting the budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis requirements for the Firm. The establishment of the shared services center of excellence allows the organization to best leverage
employee
skills and capabilities and gain scale efficiencies while establishing standard practices for the production of core business processes.

The position will be based in the Topeka office and will require some travel to Guggenheim's Chicago headquarters. The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate strong analytical, reporting, technical and data analysis skills utilizing ERP systems, software and database tools.

Specific responsibilities include:
Coordinate the execution of the monthly reporting process, quarterly forecast and annual planning processes, ensuring due dates are achieved and key deliverables are submitted.
Assist the Shared Service Leaders or Directors of Finance and other Finance representatives in the preparation of monthly reports, quarterly forecasts and annual plans.
Collaborate across Business Units to develop plans/forecasts and ensure alignment with overall firm objectives.
Provide overall functional support to the Finance
community
on planning/forecasting tools and processes.
Manage a standardized reporting process across the firm and prepare monthly analysis of operating results for management.
Formalize the monthly reporting process, quarterly forecast and annual planning process through the development of a centralized calendar of
events
and milestones.
Prepare ad-hoc analysis to assist in business decision support.
Recommend process improvements to create greater efficiency and productivity.
Assist in the process of allocating Shared Services costs to those Business Units utilizing centralized corporate functions across the company. This process involves defining key cost drivers, tracking allocation cost pools, preparing allocation journal entries as part of the month-end close process, reviewing and analyzing Shared Services cost pools and allocations on an ongoing basis and maintaining the Allocations Database in Hyperion Essbase.
Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
Work experience of 5 to 10 years in a Corporate Reporting/Corporate Financial Management role.
Financial Services industry preferred.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, and proficient in Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
Experience with Hyperion HFM or Essbase financial planning/software and experience in an integrated forecasting environment preferred.
Experience with Workday software desired.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Strong organization, time management, and oral/written communication skills.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Skills & experience required:
In addition, the ideal candidate will be or have
Attention to detail and quality.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures.
Function well in a high growth environment/rapidly changing organization.
To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.
Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce. To apply, please visit our website: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GUGGENHEIMPARTNERS&cws=1&rid=806

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