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Senior Finance Analyst

Company: Zs Associates
Location: Evanston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.Our most valuable asset is our people. At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are andmake us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. ZS's Corporate Enterprise Functions operate the firm's core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication-whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.Finance is responsible for all ZS financial matters, including financial planning, analysis, reporting, accounts receivable, general ledger and tax.SENIOR FINANCE ANALYSTWe seek an experienced finance professional to join our organization as a Senior Finance Analyst, primarily supporting the finance team. This person will work directly with Finance Specialists, supporting senior stakeholders with account-related commercial analyses and financial performance. Reporting to a Finance Manager, the role will develop reporting, future projections, and apply analytical and commercial skills to help improve profitability across our business.Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial analysis to support senior leaders of ZS regions, business units and corporate functions;
  • Identify and resolve financial issues related to firm operations;
  • Conduct proactive analyses on clients and practice areas, as well as identify opportunities for commercial improvement;
  • Provide reporting on our financial status and outlook;
  • Identify financial risks/issues and provide practical advice to help leadership address them;
  • Engage effectively with colleagues at all levels within ZS;
  • Increase the awareness of good financial management practices across the firm;
  • Assist in training and onboarding of Financial AnalystsQualifications:
    • BA/BS degree in Finance or closely-related field required, advanced degree welcomed;
    • 2-4 years' experience in financial analysis supporting internal business units or stakeholders;
    • Ability to take data and provide a story aspect/describe what the data means;
    • Judgment to know when to challenge something and when to lend support;
    • Ability to work closely with senior leaders while retaining an objective and professional finance perspective;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills;
    • Attention to detail, with results-based mindset;
    • High motivation, strong work ethic and personal initiative;
    • Excellent organizational and task management skills;
    • Ability to think strategically and commercially;
    • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills; experience with SAP preferred Perks & Benefits:ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.Considering applying?At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.To Complete Your Application:Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. Must have received full COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required upon acceptance of offer of employment. Exemption process available on a limited basis. NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.Find Out More At:

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