Senior Finance Business Partner

Requisition ID 2024-14193
Posting Date 1 month ago(3/15/2024 10:46 AM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Group Inc.


The Senior Finance Business Partner Divisions directly supports the Divisions while working closely with Division leadership and is responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis. Prepares financial plans and forecasts based on performance expectations. Gathers and publishes financial information related to historical, current and future performance. Performs financial analysis utilizing appropriate financial concepts and techniques while also recommending alternative courses of action. The Senior Financial Business Partner requires a high business acumen to significantly influence business decisions; to present financial and business analysis which generates business insights, adding measurable value to the organization; and to provide support for process and cost improvements.


Cook offers a collaborative working environment and a hybrid schedule.  The general expectation for hybrid employees is to work on-site approximately 1 day per week in Bloomington, IN depending on business needs. Relocation assistance is available for candidates wishing to relocate to live within 2 hours of Bloomington, IN. 



• Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and financial leadership to Division executives/senior management.
• Relate to and influence leadership. Various leaders consume information differently and may have different priorities. This individual needs to understand each leader, while having the ability to interpret various circumstances, while adapting their style to the situation.
• Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the Divisions, which includes the purpose behind their strategic decisions, their core activities performed, and the impact to the organization as a whole.
• Support leadership in the interpretation of financial data and tracking against financial objectives.
• Develop regular and ad-hoc analyses for Divisional leadership to provide insight into relevant business drivers impacting consequential business decisions.
• Collaborate with Divisional leadership in the development, maintenance, and variance analysis of a rolling 18-month forecast.
• Express impact of business problems in financial terms, while being able to communicate financial results in terms of key business drivers.
• Play an integral role in the preparation of the Divisions' monthly presentations.

• Collaborate with other financial analysts to improve global reporting and coordination across all Divisions and regions.
• Lead projects to identify, develop, and report key performance indicators, while aiding in the recording, tracking, and presentation of these KPIs, whether financial or non-financial in nature.
• Identify, recommend, and manage global process implementation and improvement projects.
• Review processes and results to ensure transactions have been recorded consistently and accurately.
• Express new ideas and think creatively to help address business needs.
• Create and present financial models and projections.
• Lead the financial reporting, planning and forecasting processes and systems. Work with other members of finance leadership to improve area / global reporting, coordinating across both Divisions to drive consistency in an efficient manner. Prepare timely reports summarizing findings and recommendations.
• Leadership of the Division finance team members including coaching, mentoring and development
• Month end accounting responsibilities where necessary.

• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the area / global organization. Liase with global Division support team on all matters required

• Must strictly adhere to safety requirements

• Maintain regular and punctual attendance

• Must maintain company quality and quantity standards

• Must have effective oral, written and presentation communication skills throughout various levels of the global organization



• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or another related field, from an accredited university
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
• 7+ years in corporate finance with 3 being on strategic analysis
• Experience with general ledger and reporting software, e.g., business intelligence software
• Effective leadership and management over multiple projects
• Strong analytical and process skills; attention to detail and data accuracy

• Experience providing / overseeing direct financial planning & analysis business support strongly preferred

• Financial and business acumen and leadership when undertaking financial reviews and assessments, applying judgment and providing direction on outcomes
• Work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization.
• Work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.


Physical Requirements:


• Works under general office environment conditions
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, equipment, etc.
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, subject to reasonable accommodation requirements under the ADA

• Requires occasional early morning or late evening teleconferences
• International and domestic travel as required



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