Salary Mid-Point: $100,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
IFG's client recently bolted on operational functions, and accounting needs to be "right sized" and upgraded by a high potential, difference maker with operation analyst experience and strong technical skills.
Looking for a highly motivated analyst that works well in a fast paced environment with multiple competing deadlines.  This person will work with senior leadership on a regular basis to provide clear insight on current operations.  They will utilize their creativity, curiosity and financial acumen to find opportunities for improvements and cost savings within the organization.  This role offers great growth opportunities as the overall team has a huge depth of knowledge to share.  They will have the opportunity to put their mark on the business as this role will require brand new methods of reporting and analysis to be created.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Communicate financial results for operating expense drivers and analysis. Interpret financial results and metrics to business partners and the broader finance organization.
  • Work with operations leadership to monitor and drive operational KPI improvements
  • Drive continuous improvement by creating new analysis, partnering with operations leadership to create productivity models
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial records and reporting, including updating monthly financials and performing variance analysis
  • Conduct analysis of financial and operations data to provide insights and recommendations to management
  • Gain a deep understanding of current operations through analysis and regular visits to processing locations
  • Identify and actively support opportunities for cost savings, process improvements and lead initiatives
  • Recognize continuous improvement opportunities (based on spending and material costs) and make necessary adjustments
Required qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Financial Operations experience, preferably in the manufacturing industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Self-motivated and proactive mindset, demonstrating the dedication to take ownership and lead the Change
  • Leadership potential, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members
  • Communicate business acumen with effective oral and written influence
  • Advanced user of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience using SQL, Power BI
  • Experience building excel financial models
  • Experience building operations capacity modeling

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to