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Financial Analyst

Location : Chicago IL
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : BOCHI
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+
Required Education : Bachelors or Masters Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No


Our client is currently looking to expand their Finance & Accounting Team in Chicago, adding a new Financial Analyst to their growing team. This is a fast-paced and collaborative work environment, filled with driven and creative professionals.




Position Overview: The Financial Analyst will report directly into the VP of Finance and Finance Manager. As an integral part of the finance team, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for business financial planning, reporting and analysis and leading the month end close with full P&L exposure. The ideal Financial Analyst will have a well-rounded background in Manufacturing with two to three years’ experience in Finance.




Responsibilities of the Financial Analyst:



  • Assist in the analysis and communication of actual results, forecasting and budget process

  • Work closely with cross functional business partners to ensure budget management and provide guidance on investment strategy

  • Lead the month end close process including booking journal entries, P&L analysis, and daily reviews with accounting

  • Aid in monitoring, tracking and proactively reporting business performance, identifying issues and profit opportunities

  • Facilitate financial models to evaluate productivity, ROI and gross margin in partnership with manager

  • Partner with cross functional departments, i.e. Sales and Demand Planning on key initiatives, such as sales growth, improve retailer profitability and demo productivity.

  • Submit monthly variance commentary and reporting to headquarters with tight deadline


 



Qualifications for the Financial Analyst:



  • The Financial Analyst will be collaborative, a team player, and possess an eye for detail!

  • 3 to 4 years of experience

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance


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