Financial Manager

Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Enfield, CT, US, 06082

Company: Farm Credit East

Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East (FCE) is the leading provider of loans and farm advisory services to farm, forest product, fishing, and other agricultural business owners across the northeast with $11.5 billion in total loan volume to 18,000 customers across our 8-state territory. We are One Team Working Together with a focus on our five pillars: Outstanding Customer and Employee Experience, Quality Growth, Operational Excellence, Commitment to our Communities, and Protecting Customer Information.

 

As a member of the Finance team, the Financial Manager processes and reconciles accounts on the general ledger, prepares financial statements and reports, and documents and structures various financial management solutions. This position works with the CFO, Treasurer and related team members to build out reporting, compliance, and portfolio analysis and works directly with Farm Credit East’s Funding Bank and IT provider to ensure transaction accuracy and efficiency. In addition, this position designs complex finance and investment modeling to help Farm Credit East’s Asset Liability Management (ALM) function and interprets modeled outcomes and provides recommendations.

 

The value drivers for this role are as follows:

  • Creates accurate financial reports that guide strategic decision making for the Association’s leadership team and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Efficiently and effectively manages the Association’s ALM strategy ensuring an appropriate risk position and operational excellence is achieved.

 

We offer generous benefits including: a 6% 401K match plus an additional defined contribution retirement plan, medical, dental, HSA, paid annual holiday and sick leave, FSA, life insurance, and a bonus incentive program. Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. Technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.  We use state of the art technology for customer relations (Salesforce), internal communication (Microsoft TEAMS) and delivery of services.

 

Come join a collaborative, customer-focused team at Farm Credit East!

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management Support

  • Provides direct support to customer facing credit and related staff on loan pricing structure and terms
  • Documents and structures financial management solutions
  • Interprets and makes recommendations based on investment and financial modeling
  • Aids in the maintenance of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  • Develops and oversees databases, reports and spreadsheets used for financial data analysis and visualization
  • Develops and prepares financial spreadsheets for the annual Association Budget & Financial Plan including assisting with annual Association Stress Test
  • Coordinates and develops project management plans with the finance team

 

Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Prepares various financial reports and PowerPoint presentations for items such as Board, Audit Committee and ALCO meetings and monthly/quarterly reporting
  • Works with Financial Reporting to automate standard reporting processes and ensure completeness and accuracy of designed reports
  • Acts as a primary source of management information from a variety of sources including General Ledger, Business Objects financial reporting, loan accounting, and Association maintained databases
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual financial plan and maintains budget related spreadsheets

 

Association Asset Liability Management Support

  • Works closely with CoBank on various pricing, funding and equity positioning initiatives and analysis
  • Works within the ALM function on calculation of prepayment penalties, & fixed rate pricing information for credit and operations staff 
  • Gathers and summarize pricing and competitive information

 

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in financial analysis and management
  • Certification in a related field preferred (CPA, MBA, CFA, etc.)
  • Salary range: $70,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience

 

Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail FarmCreditCareers@farmcrediteast.com.


Nearest Major Market: Hartford