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We are assisting our client in their search for a Senior Financial Planning Analyst. Our client, located in Urbandale, develops, owns, and operates solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric projects that produce energy for both the wholesale market and customers under long-term power agreements. This role will collaborate with business unit leaders and analysts to develop and report their budget, forecast, and 10-year plan. This position will also play a critical role in maintaining data integrity between the various planning and reporting systems, data input and reporting within the planning systems, and performing variance analysis of actual performance compared to the plan, forecast, and prior periods for presentation. If this position has piqued your interest, please apply today!


  • Consolidation and review of business unit level plans as well as the BHE Renewables consolidated plans, including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow
  • Compiles, inputs, consolidates, analyzes, and presents company financial reports for forecasts and budgets (and special data requests) utilizing the planning systems, including Utilities International, Inc. planning system (40%)
  • Provides meaningful and concise variance analysis of actual performance compared to plans, forecasts, and prior periods. Performs special projects and analyses as required (20%)
  • Uses historical and forecast data to perform analysis and business modeling to identify issues and to provide guidance and recommendations to business partners and management on risks and opportunities (15%)
  • Liaison with accounting to ensure consistent integration of processes for accurate financial reporting (10%)
  • Support other financial analyses completed in the department (5%)
  • Provides technical input to assist in development of project planning (5%)
  • Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned (5%)


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically, 6 years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor’s degree)
  • 4 years of related work experience in financial forecasting, financial modeling, financial analysis, and/or accounting with an emphasis on financial analysis
  • Thorough understanding of accounting financial statements to facilitate modeling
  • Excellent Excel skills needed for financial modeling
  • Knowledge of Oracle Fusion and Utilities International, Inc. planning system preferred but not required
  • Ability to bring a high level of business analysis skills in coordinating the matrix of functional organization while maintaining the legal entity integrity

Work Model:

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email 

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Ref: JOB-45383

Palmer Group Financial

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Contract
    • Location: Urbandale
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:
      $35.00 - $45.00 per Hour