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Financial Analyst

by Jun 15, 2022

Ames, IA - Full Time

Date of Posting: 6/14/2022     FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt

Location: Ames, IA (Hybrid Remote)        Supervisory: No      Team: Accounting       Reports to: Controller

The Culture

Ag Leader was born from a passion and determination to transform agriculture forever. In 1992, Ag Leader changed the industry by bringing real-time yield data to farmers’ fingertips. Today, more than 25 years later, Ag Leader has become a global team that provides year-round solutions to help farmers plan, plant, apply, and harvest more efficiently and profitably. We are improving the lives of farmers. We are increasing the efficiency of production agriculture around the world. And we aren’t slowing down. Ready to use your talent to implement change? Join our team of innovators revolutionizing agriculture.

The Opportunity

To be a member of a high functioning Accounting Team focused on delivering reliable products to end users.  You will be instrumental in collecting, summarizing and delivering usable data to all members of management and external users of financial information.  You will work closely with Purchasing in setting Standard Costs as well as assist the Controller and Accounting Supervisor in monitoring Inventory Controls.

The Right Person Will

  • Contribute and thrive in a team environment
  • Have a customer focused mentality
  • Cultivate relationships throughout all levels of the organization
  • Welcome opportunities to solve work-related challenges
  • Commit to bringing their best every day


    • Collect required accounting data under the direction of the Controller. Summarize information into reports for management to use in business decisions.
    • Create and maintain 12 month rolling financial forecasts based on information collected and input from sales and accounting databases.
    • Develop new methods for querying databases to create advanced reporting capability.
    • Work with other departments to determine reporting requirements in order to interpret and modify forecasts.
    • Gather and format data used in monthly management financial reporting and annual audit and tax preparation.
    • Track forecasting accuracy to determine effectiveness of forecasting process and analyze variances.
    • Responsible for setting Standard Costs and assist Controller in oversight of Inventory controls.
    • Responsible for all U.S. Census Reporting.
    • Work with Controller and Accounting Supervisor to improve financial and cost accounting processes.
    • Other duties as needed


    • BS in Accounting
    • Experience with business software for a medium sized company (ERP/MRP/Excel)
    • 2 years in a manufacturing environment in accounting or equivalent experience
    • High Proficiency with Excel
    • Ability to gather, analyze and report complex information to and from multiple sources
    • Good verbal and written communications
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive business information
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
    • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy

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