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Internal Application: Financial Analyst

Corporate | Mattoon, IL Corporate Office | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Analyst          

Job Location: Mattoon, IL

Reports to:  VP of Finance

FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt

Exempt Classification: Administrative



Rural King’s growth requires additional support for an in-depth financial analyst. The position will report directly to the Vice President of Finance, and will have regular interaction with all senior management.


  • Supporting the project management needs of the Finance division.
  • Have an understanding of the business unit(s) and the operating systems that support them. Serve as the project expert defining and executing projects regarding various business initiatives.
  • Prepares business cases including financials and success factors for proposed operating and/or product changes.
  • May conduct pilot tests of proposed operating and/or product changes.
  • Complete post-audit of business cases after implementation is complete.
  • Manage moderately complex projects independently that typically cross multiple business units, divisions or states.
  • Responsible for setting project priorities and for project results.
  • May negotiate with outside vendors.
  • Use discretion and independent judgment in daily decisions
  • The position does not manage people, but will have opportunities for advancement as the company needs continue to grow.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and 1-3 years applicable experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience on project teams and managing a segment of the project work.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve desired results.
  • Strong problem-solving and partnership skills.
  • Confidence in playing an integral role in the annual business plan processing.
  • Exceptional financial analysis skills combined with insight into the nuances of the retail segment.
  • Experience in preparing data sets, statistical reports and computer applications to support financial analysis work.
  • Ability to generate and speak to financial reporting to management.
  • Prepare and/or train others on financial systems and serve as a technical resource to accounting team.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours during monthly, quarterly and annual close related deadlines.
  • Create and maintain pro-forma and cash flow models for current and future areas/ projects.
  • Strong understanding of financial statements and financial reports.
  • Advance proficiency in MS Office, most notably excel. Experience with VBA programming is preferred.


  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate
  • Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
  • Close vision for PC work
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.