Financial Analyst - Remote, US

Come Grow with Us and Join an Award-Winning Organization! Stearns Bank is looking for a Financial Analyst. This is a remote-eligible position headquartered out of St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

JOB SUMMARY: Position is responsible for assisting in reconciling account and with various accounting and financial reporting needs. Conducts research and analysis to provide management throughout the company with definitive financial data. Ensures transactions meet US GAAP and regulatory requirements.


Starting annual salary of $55,000.00. Employment offers will be dependent upon the selected candidate’s relevant qualifications and experience.


  • Responsible for preparing reconciliations for various general ledger and/or internal deposit accounts
  • Reviewing account reconciliations prepared by other departments
  • Assist in data gathering for internal/external audits, taxes, and other requests
  • Review GL discount balances monthly and process adjusting entries
  • Prepares various internal management financial reports
  • Completes various financial analysis for Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, Senior Finance & Liquidity Officer, Director of Finance, Controller, and Assistant Controller
  • Maintain current knowledge of all Federal and State Laws and Regulations, along with all Bank’s policies and procedures
  • Maintain procedures for assigned responsibilities 
  • Loss prevention and security as applicable for this position.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all legal and regulatory compliance issues as they pertain to this position. 
  • Perform other duties as necessary for the efficient operations of the department and organization.
  • Complete required training.



  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, twist, bend, sit, walk use hands to twist, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, such as computer mouse, computer keyboard, calculator, stapler, telephone, staple puller, etc., reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, talk or hear
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance from a four-year college or university; or one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office Suite software (ie. Word, Outlook, & PowerPoint)
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and enjoys working with numbers
  • Flexible
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


Founded in 1912, Stearns Financial Services Inc. (SFSI) is a $2.4 billion well-capitalized, independent financial holding company based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Specializing in nationwide small business lending and equipment financing, Stearns has maintained outstanding customer service, fast decisions, and customized finance solutions to their customers for decades.


Stearns Bank has earned itself a stellar reputation amongst customers and competitors alike. This reputation goes beyond just word-of-mouth, as Stearns has been recognized by the Independent Community Banker’s Association (ICBA) as a top-performing bank in the nation based on a 3-year average Return on Assets for banks $1 billion or more. Stearns has also been recognized by American Banker as a top-performing bank in the nation over a 3-year period for Return on Equity for banks from $2 billion to $10 billion.


As a Star Tribune Top Workplaces award recipient and an award recipient of the Minnesota Business Magazine 100 Best Places to Work in Minnesota, Stearns takes pride in their team and holds their employees in extremely high regard. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including our Employee Stock Ownership Program-one of the best long-term incentive programs in the nation.



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, or creed, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other class protected by Federal, State, local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Account Reconciliation Compliance Customer service Finance Financial analysis Financial reporting Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office Regulatory Regulatory Compliance Reporting Research Time Management Training US GAAP

  • Complete required training
  • Conduct financial analysis
  • Maintain compliance with laws and regulations
  • Prepare account reconciliations
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Research
  • Review GL balances

1-3 years


Bachelor's degree in Accounting Business Administration Finance


Remote-eligible position


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