The Associate Manager–Financial Analysis & Reporting plays a key role in leading the analysis, forecasting, budgeting and management reporting activities of the organization– preparing monthly financial analysis of segment performance and presenting for executive review, identifying changes in business conditions, developing preliminary business cases, creating economic/financial computer models for evaluating complex business decisions. The incumbent is a vital partner with a multiple of assigned senior leaders; acting as a trusted advisor and providing perspective and insight to the senior leadership and their teams. As such, this position will have to effectively balance priorities and demands of multiple executives while establishing clear performance expectations. In an advanced role, this position will lead project teams assembled to create tools to solve various analytic and business needs, including but not limited to management reporting, financial analysis, forecasting & budgeting, strategic evaluation & analysis, or business case analysis. This position may provide essential financial analysis and guidance to the business units in support of our overall objectives for revenue and operating cash flow growth, and return on capital. The analysis and guidance provided will have strategic as well as tactical elements. This role entails frequent and effective communications with business unit senior management as well as line and staff support managers, and includes continuous evaluation of the business unit’s financial needs and communication of those needs to the Finance Department. In an advanced role, this position will improve processes and tools for financial analysis, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Working collaboratively, the manager develops a framework to link disparate data sources to provide automated, efficiently produced reports and analysis. In addition, this position may be responsible for managing management reporting sub-processes (e.g., functional area, customer segment or product line monthly financial analysis, budgets and consolidation, resource allocation, operations and management reporting, special project analysis and business development activities) that rely on multiple teams for key inputs and for delivering monthly analysis and reporting for the Commercial business unit. Coordinates cross functional reporting for key, strategic initiatives which require regular status updates for the TDS Telecom executive team, TDS corporate and the Board of Directors. This will require resource management across multiple departments, directing the efforts of executives and their teams through engagement from a technical, detailed level up to consolidated company level analyses. This position has the ability to work remotely in any of the 40+ States in which TDS Telecom operates. Occassional travel as needed to our headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin may be required. TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.
Conduct monthly financial analysis for business unit executives and their lead teams.
Prepares financial and operational statistics and evaluates for anomalies from budget and forecast and strategic plans.
Prepares financial schedules for executive and corporate review that explain current month performance, while also translating the impact of those results on current year forecasts and company’s ability to reach organizational goals.
Partners with assigned executive to provide perspective and insight on results, thereby increasing organizational understanding of financial and operating trends.
Identifies and communicates effectively trends in business conditions and reports these in a manner that is understandable and meaningful
Prepares special analysis and research on financial results as needed.
Presents analysis to business partners and finance leaders in a clear, concise manner that highlights calls for action.
Coordinate and manage revenue reporting for monthly operations review package for reporting results to TDS and Telecom executives. Conduct ongoing evaluation of report relevance and regularly recommend updates to presentation.
Report on strategic elements of the business including operational, network, and sales and marketing components. Requires assembling and leading cross-functional teams using effective leadership persuading operational team members to provide quick and effective support.
Manage quarterly forecasts and annual budget process for assigned business unit revenues and cost of goods sold.
Work with assigned executive, directors and their teams to develop their forecast/budget models ensuring they accurately reflect business trends.
Challenge forecast/budget assumptions and make appropriate and well-reasoned recommendations.
Summarizes key conclusions from the forecasts and develops alternatives for decision makers.
Continuously identify and evaluate business unit needs. Perform ad hoc analysis and reporting. Work closely with the appropriate Finance and support groups to ensure business unit’s financial needs are met. Find new measures of success ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
Leads initiatives to develop processes and create tools for financial analysis, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Integrates new cable acquisitions into reporting processes. Works closely with IT and SAP experts to identify optimal technical solutions that meet requirements and coordinates creative interim solutions when the technology is not available.
Prepares business cases, including developing initial concept, preparing fundamental assumptions - works across multiple business units, with vendors and consultants to derive operating assumptions.
Develop financial models to support business case decision process and strategic evaluation of business opportunities and summarizing and communicating results in an effective manner.
Bachelor’s degree –OR- 4+ years professional work experience.
3+ years financial planning and analysis experience in a corporate setting.
Strong analytical skills.
High standard for integrity required for exposure to confidential company performance, legal contracts and employee information.
Ability to work in fast-paced environment with limited guidance and minimal supervision.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to develop large complicated data sets and models.
Ability to identify, analyze and solve complex problems.
Knowledge of financial reporting and financial systems.
Proficiency in personal computer applications, especially Excel with strong Power Point and Word skills.
Strong knowledge of wide range of analytic tools: trend analysis, price volume analysis, statistics & ratios, industry analysis.
Capable of interacting consistently and effectively with multiple executives and senior management from diverse business disciples.
Ability to independently understand complex proposals, evaluate alternatives and generate proposed solutions.
Experience in project leadership including the ability to get work done through people from diverse business backgrounds, functional disciplines and levels who do not report directly to this position.
Excellent organization and prioritization skills.
Ability to multitask and work well under pressure, maintain strong attention to detail and prioritize work within tight deadlines.
Track record of success performing at a high level in a fast-paced demanding environment where you may engage with many people for various special ad hoc reports and analysis.
Comfortable working with and articulating financial concepts to department managers and senior executives.
Experience preparing business cases to evaluate investment or product strategy scenarios.
Ability to promote process improvements.
Experience evaluating/analyzing telecommunications or cable industry products and services.
Physical Demands and Work Environment. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Benefits As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, please click here. At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!
Employment at TDS is subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug testing.
At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!
Benefits at TDS Telecom include: 401(k) match, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 100% tuition reimbursement after 1 year of service, 3 weeks PTO and 10 sick days that accrue day 1, pet insurance, and participation in our Be Good Citizens (Volunteering) Program – 4 hours/quarter for approved volunteer work