Jared Harnish, Finance Expert in Carmel, IN, United States
Jared Harnish

Finance Expert in Carmel, IN, United States

Member since September 21, 2020
Jared is a CFA, finance leader, and trusted business partner with eight years of experience. He excels in FP&A, financial modeling for DCF and M&A, valuation, variance analysis, and strategic direction. Jared has worked with companies from startups to Fortune 30 (Anthem) in industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare. In one project, he created a financial model that improved the forecast accuracy of a $300 million business by 35%. Jared also has an MBA from a top-20 business school.
Jared is now available for hire

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Select Certifications

  • CFA Institute

Employment

  • Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

    2020 - PRESENT
    Anthem
    • Led the annual and strategic planning processes for a $10 billion diversified business group, including financial analysis and identifying opportunities, risks, critical success assumptions, and mitigation strategies.
    • Performed ad hoc analyses, including robust modeling and reporting, to facilitate executive-level decision-making.
    • Provided financial leadership, decision support, and strategic direction for nine businesses within the diversified business group.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Microsoft Excel, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting
  • Finance Director

    2017 - 2019
    Belden
    • Managed all financial aspects within a $250 million global industrial networking business. This included forecasting, general ledger accounting, business planning, market analysis, and capital spending.
    • Led the valuation process and due diligence of a $30 million European-based technology company.
    • Managed and enabled the global finance and accounting team of eight located in Germany and the US.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Trend Forecasting, Sales Forecasting, Microsoft Excel, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Business Strategy, Accounting, Finance, Manufacturing
  • Finance Manager

    2014 - 2017
    Belden
    • Developed and implemented a granular product level revenue and cost of sales forecasting model that improved forecast accuracy by 35%.
    • Assisted in the preparation of a three-year strategic plan by analyzing key market trends, potential capital investments, and other commercial initiatives.
    • Prepared an M&A model of a $125 million private fiber optic solutions company.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Trend Forecasting, Sales Forecasting, Microsoft Excel, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Finance
  • Finance Leadership Development Program

    2012 - 2014
    Belden
    • Designed and implemented foreign exchange models and a market growth rate model.
    • Streamlined forecasting processes, daily financial reports, and expense tracking, which increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function.
    • Developed an M&A model of a $75 million public fiber optic cable and connectivity manufacturing firm.
    • Calculated and posted accruals, amortization expense for prepaid accounts, and other journal entries exceeding $2 million each month.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Trend Forecasting, Microsoft Excel, Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Finance, Accounting

Education

  • MBA in Business Leadership and Strategy
    2019 - 2020
    University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
    2008 - 2012
    Indiana University, Kelley School of Business - Bloomington, Indiana

Certifications

  • CFA
    MAY 2016 - PRESENT
    CFA Institute

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