Salary Mid-Point: $85,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
Role Overview: As a Financial Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in reviewing financial and operational data, linking results to performance drivers, and steering positive change within the organization.
Our client offers a hybrid model and is located in the near western suburbs.
- Provide day-to-day financial and operational reporting support to market leaders and support staff.
- Assist in creating and publishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are timely and insightful, pinpointing opportunities for improvement.
- Develop, maintain, and distribute ad-hoc reports and financial models as needed to facilitate decision-making.
- Evaluate profit and cost efficiencies across various areas of the organization.
- Assist in process implementation and tracking, leading or managing initiatives from a financial perspective.
- Prepare, review, and distribute comprehensive financial reports, including sales, gross margin, and P&L reports.
- Scrutinize expenses and revenues against budget, forecast, and analyze variances and fluctuations.
- Contribute to the annual budget and forecast process.
- Review and analyze large volumes of data, producing findings that are easily understandable.
- Build and foster collaborative relationships throughout the organization, creating a culture of teamwork.
- Undertake miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
- 3 or more years of experience in reporting, consolidation, and financial analysis is preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel.
- Preferred skills in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to complete duties with limited direct supervision and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Financial systems experience preferred, with a particular focus on Oracle and Essbase.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
- Proficient in transforming raw data into clear and actionable findings.