Robert Half Finance & Accounting Sr. Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Our client, a financial solutions company located Downtown Chicago, is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to join their team!! To apply to this Sr. Financial Analyst position please email your resume separately in a word document to In the subject line of your email type "Sr. Financial Analyst" Job Description: This highly-visible role will support the consolidated Financial Planning & Analysis function as well as the Investor Relations function and lead the financial planning and analysis for the Corporate segment. This individual and team are responsible for consolidated internal and external reporting of forecasted, budgeted and actual results to senior management as well as providing timely support for the investor relations function. Additionally, this individual will be involved in various financial analysis activities to aid executive level decision-making. Along with these responsibilities, this role will also manage the reporting and planning of the Corporate segment's forecasted, budgeted and actual results to senior management. Required Skills:

  • Lead the annual budget and monthly forecasting process for the company to drive improvements in accuracy and efficiency

  • Provide analysis of the monthly results to the budget, forecast and prior years

  • Provide support for the CFO presentations to Board of Directors and other audiences

  • Prepare ad hoc analyses for senior management to support their decision making process

  • Prepare profiles on external companies including their history, financials, key product/service offerings and other relevant information gathered from accessible resources (Capital IQ, Factset, SEC, company website, press releases, etc)

  • Lead the Corporate segment's monthly forecast and budget process, prepare high-level analyses of summary results, and focus on key business factors driving financial performance, to aid decision-making by Corporate cost center owners and senior management

  • Partner with the Corporate cost center owners to understand their monthly results, as well as continually improve their forecasting processes and accuracy

  • Partner with other financial departments (tax, treasury, IT, consolidations, etc.) to improve internal forecasting and reporting and assist in external presentations of consolidated financial results Required Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum 4-5 years of related work experience

  • Highly analytical and excellent problem solving skills required

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, time management and decision making skills required

  • Proven ability to respond within short time constraints and meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with attention to detail and an ability to work independently

  • Proficiency in both HFM and Essbase strongly preferred

  • Ease in communicating and partnering with all levels in the organization

  • CPA / MBA a plus

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Req ID: 01300-0008945040

Functional Role: Sr. Financial Analyst

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60601

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: MS Excel