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    Financial Planning Analyst

    Position Summary

    The Financial Planning Analyst, as an integral member of Lightcurve’s finance department, will specialize in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), provide crucial financial insights, support the decision-making processes, and contribute to the overall financial health of the organization. 

    This role will play a pivotal function in strategic decision-making and optimizing financial performance by analyzing financial data, developing forecasts, and offering actionable data-driven recommendations and alternate courses of actions. Working closely with cross-functional teams, the Financial Planning Analyst will leverage analytical skills to guide budgeting, resource allocation, and long-term planning efforts. This position is instrumental in navigating challenges, capitalizing on opportunities, and fostering sustainable growth within the company.

    We welcome and promote a work environment where an individual can balance time in the office and teleworking.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Financial Analysis:  Conduct detailed analysis on financial data including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and other relevant financial information.  Interpret data to identify trends, outliers, and potential areas of concern or improvement.

    Forecasting and Budgeting:  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop accurate financial forecasts and budgets. Monitor actual performance against forecasts, identify variances, and provide explanations for deviations.

    Financial Modeling:  Build and maintain financial models to support long-term planning, scenario analysis, and decision-making.  Evaluate the financial impact of various strategic initiatives and investment opportunities.

    Reporting:  Prepare comprehensive financial reports and presentations for senior management, stakeholders, and external parties.  Communicate financial insights, key metrics, and performance indicators in a clear and concise manner.

    Strategic Planning:  Assist in the development of financial strategies and initiatives to achieve organizational objectives.  Provide recommendations based on financial analysis to optimize resource allocation and improve overall financial performance.

    Risk Assessment:  Identify potential financial risks and opportunities for risk mitigation.  Assess the impact of external factors such as economic trends, regulatory changes, and market dynamics on the organization’s financial health.

    Continuous improvement:  Participate in process improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of financial planning and analysis processes.  Implement best practices and leverage technological tools to streamline workflows and improve data accuracy.

    Cross functional collaboration: Collaborate closely with various departments including finance, network operations, customer service and support, and other departments to gather relevant information, align financial plans with business objectives, and drive cross-functional initiatives.

    Strong advocate for company values: Be a part of and help grow the company’s culture that promotes a strong, inclusive, and team and performance-oriented work environment. 

    Measuring success

    • Timely and high-quality production of financial reports and models supporting business needs.
    • Financial performance improvement by making financial analysis and models available to decision makers..
    • Timeliness of reporting/recomendations allowing decision-makers to make timely and informed decisions.
    • Contributing to and developing a performance and results oriented culture.
    • Behaviors that are aligned with and strengthen company values.

    Experience and qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related field. 
    • 5-7 years demonstrated experience in financial analysis, forecasting, and planning preferably in a corporate setting, with experience in the telecommunications industry preferred.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and draw meaningful conclusions.
    • Excellent communications and presentation skills.  Ability to convey financial concepts and insights to both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
    • Detail-oriented with a focus on precision in financial analysis and reporting.
    • Ability to work both independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.  
    • Capabilities in financial modeling using Excel.
    • Results-oriented mindset, competitive drive to win against the markets largest competitors.
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, excellent and proactive communication skills, ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives, with sound business judgement and a bias for action.


    The annual salary range for this position is:

    • Financial Planning Analyst  $80,000 to $100,000 per year 

    To apply, please email your resume to and reference Financial Planning Analyst in the subject line.

    Lightcurve, formerly Rainier Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    About Lightcurve (formerly Rainier Connect)

    Lightcurve (formerly Rainier Connect) is a privately held company headquartered in Tacoma, WA. With a 100-year history of offering connectivity solutions to the communities it serves, Lightcurve has established a reputation as a customer and service-oriented enterprise. In 2020, Lightcurve entered into a long-term partnership with the City of Tacoma to operate the city-wide high speed internet network providing competitive broadband in Tacoma, now representing the largest market served by Lightcurve. In 2023 Lightcurve was acquired by the investment group Palisade Infrastructure (“Palisade”). This investment will allow Lightcurve to rapidly invest in modern fiber-optic broadband networks in both existing markets as well as in several expansion markets, bringing the latest in high-speed reliable broadband solutions to our customers. Lightcurve is committed to providing a cutting-edge internet experience whether at home or in the office. The company will combine the latest and most reliable fiber optic technology with a pledge of transparency and trusted service provided by our employees who live and work in the communities we serve.

    To Apply

    By Mail: Resumes & Cover Letters can be mailed to:

    Human Resources
    Rainier Connect
    2516 Holgate St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402

    By E-mail: Resumes & Cover Letter can be e-mailed to:

    Apply to Work at Lightcurve
    Lightcurve formerly Rainier Connect


    Lightcurve, a division of Mashell Telecom, Inc. is a 101 year old telecommunications service provider that is strongly committed to customer service, value, and innovative products & services. We offer voice, data, internet and cable television services to residential and business customers in Eatonville, Graham, the South Hill of Puyallup, Tacoma and Centralia. We also offer business telephone systems, installation, training and maintenance.

    Lightcurve is a 5th generation owned and operated company and as a registered Public Utility is required to be held to a higher standard than our competitors.

    Lightcurve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Mashell Telecom, Inc. d/b/a Lightcurve is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against persons because of their age, sex, race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, or any disability which can be reasonably accommodated, in determining suitability for employment, compensation, promotion, transfers, training, education, social and recreational programs, or termination.
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