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Financial Analyst, Principal (Financial Modeling)

Front Royal, Virginia
Job Type
19 May 2023
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides broadband services through its high speed, state-of-the-art fiber optic and cable networks to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company's services include: broadband internet, video, and voice; fiber optic Ethernet, wavelength and leasing; and tower colocation leasing. The Company owns an extensive regional network with over 8,300 route miles of fiber and 220 macro cellular towers. For more information, please visit .

About the role: This position will lead the company-wide financial modeling to support the long-term plan, monthly operating forecasts, and strategic planning processes. The position will perform profitability and trend analysis, determine financing needs, and prepare bank covenant compliance while providing timely feedback to executives and senior management. This position will also be heavily involved in the financial modeling and valuation of merger and acquisition opportunities and the preparation of the annual operating budget. Ingenuity, strong understanding of the drivers of the Company's lines of business and leadership skills are necessary to drive timely and accurate financial models. Excellent team work and communication skills are essential. The Principal Financial Analyst position is a high profile, high impact opportunity, which involves interaction with CEO, CFO, COO, and Vice-Presidents.

Location: Remote - Virginia/DC/Maryland preferred. Shentel has a distributed workforce located in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. The company's headquarters is located in Edinburgh, VA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

a. Develop and/or maintain business models that support financial forecasting, financing, and strategic planning.

b. Coordinate the annual operating budget and assist in the capital budget for each of Shentel's segments, along with consolidating reports. Coordinate the collection of data and input from each department. Work with senior management to prepare presentations to the Board of Directors.

c. Analyze and forecast financial performance to support senior management requests and decision making.

d. Assist in preparation and review of multi-year forecasts of the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow.

e. Assist other departments with modeling of new internal or external initiatives.

f. Analyze current and long-term profitability trends and highlight evolving business drivers to senior management to improve Shentel's current operations and long-term competitiveness. Provide recommendations that will improve profitability.

g. Take a lead role in special projects required of the Finance/Accounting department.

h. Observe all company safety procedures at all times.

i. Demonstrate and hold employees accountable for stewardship of the brand to include embodiment of the Shentel Way by ensuring appropriate use of the brand (name, logo, company, appearance, and attitude) within their respective team and organization.

Qualification Requirements:

a. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business. M.B.A. preferred.

b. Experience Level: Two to four years of experience in investment banking, valuation advisory or management consulting, or related position within the Finance, Treasury or Corporate Development functions of a growth recurring revenue business. Strong financial modeling skills with ability to perform models for each of the Company's lines of business, consolidations, valuation analysis, DCF, NPV, IRR calculations and related sensitivity analysis. Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Ability to read and interpret financial statements including 10-K/10-Qs. Telecommunications experience preferred.

c. Special Requirements: Quantitative skills are essential in explaining the "What" or "How" for complex business problems but equal emphasis is focused on understanding the "Why".

d. Skills Summary: MS Office, including Advanced Excel skills. Essbase and Tableau knowledge preferred. Strong written, quantitative, and communication skills. Ability to build and interpret GAAP Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flows. Ability to interpret financial statements and work with the general ledger to research variances.

e. Licenses or Certifications: CFA a plus.


a. Exposure to general technology trends influencing the telecommunications industry.

b. Excellent teamwork and communication skills.

Shentel provides a drug-free workplace and is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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  • Job Reference: 1010169532-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Shentel
  • Location: Front Royal, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent