Financial Analyst 5
Location: Deerfield, IL
Duration: 3 months
The main functions of a financial analyst are to gather and analyze financial information; will typically conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions. A typical financial analyst is responsible for analyzing and communicating financial information for clients.
Direct the preparation of financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future earnings or expenses, that summarize and forecast the organization's financial position.
Prepare special reports required by regulatory authorities.
Direct the organization's budgets to meet its financial goals.
Oversee the investment of funds, manage associated risks, supervise cash management activities.
Execute capital–raising strategies to support a firm's expansion.
Oversee the firm's issuance of credit, establishing credit–rating criteria, determining credit ceilings, and monitoring the collections of past–due accounts.
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking.
Expert ability to work independently and manage one's time.
Expert ability to analyze business trends and project future revenues and expenses.
Expert knowledge of economic and accounting principles, the financial markets, and reporting of financial data.
Expert knowledge of federal, state, and company policies, procedures and regulations as related to accounting.
Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and any other related financial software.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related financial discipline required. An advanced degree in a financial discipline is preferred.
10+ years financial and/or accounting experience required.
Additional Job Details:
So that suppliers can paint a good picture to candidates, can you walk me through what a typical day might look like and tell me a little bit about the project that this contractor will be working on?
Leading work stream to further develop zero–based budgeting (ZBB) and driver–based budgeting (DBB) templates for upcoming budget cycle. This includes partnering with various Finance and Business stakeholders to gain buy–in, get their expertise and challenge on potential opportunities for better visibility on cost drivers. Provide support during budget process including materials for budget reviews as well as end user support.
TOP Must–Have Skills:
Skills that if their resume does not reflect them, you don't even want me to shortlist them over to you. (Measurable skills, technologies, etc.)
Ability to work cross–functionally and build positive relationships.
Independently work under tight timelines and balancing multiple priorities
Complex financial modeling using Excel.
Quickly pick up on new concepts and apply to work (such as identifying areas of potential cost savings)
Previous experience building detailed business requirements and handing over to IT for development.
Top Nice–to–Have skills:
Cognos Planning and Analytics/Cognos TM1 experience
SAP S4 experience As you start to go through resumes, what would stand out to you as the BEST candidate versus an AVERAGE candidate
Previous experience in a formal ZBB environment with a central office, package owners, etc Do you need someone with a particular degree or certification.
Bachelor's in finance, Economics, Accounting With some of the other companies out there, competition for talent at all levels can get pretty tough at times. When suppliers start sourcing, what would you say are some of the main selling points that would get candidates interested in your role over another.
Great exposure to Finance leadership playing a critical role to enable further transformation of FP&A processes in a Fortune 20 company.
Customer Defined Fields:
As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.