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Robert Half Sr. Financial Analyst in LAKE FOREST, Illinois


A long-term contract / temporary to full-time Senior Financial Analyst is needed at a growing, innovative company to provide leadership and a sharp analytical eye to their finance team. The Senior Financial Analyst consultant will be the primary point of contact for all financial issues, including project spending, planning, forecasting and annual budgeting. Following public reporting requirements, you will provide decision-making support for future company investments after performing analysis on the operating results and financial performance of core business segments. Bannockburn, Illinois will be the home base of this Senior Financial Analyst.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Functional leads to draft management reporting, accounting and compliance advisement, and guarantee alignment of operational initiatives

  • Track financial results with greater accuracy and discretion by working with Operating and Accounting to drive improved management reporting

  • Build positive relationships with key business partners and Finance/Accounting leadership

  • Grow business performance by identifying and executing financial analysis

  • Power existing management reporting by evaluating financial results, distilling and synthesizing issues, and articulating key updates to senior-level staff

  • Analyze financial results, distill/synthesize key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate critical updates to senior leadership all in the course of preparing monthly and quarterly management reports

  • Execute assistance in all ad-hoc analysis and presentation requests

  • Develop repeatable business, operational and financial processes widely understood by all necessary teams

    Requirements - Expert Microsoft Excel skills required

  • Necessary education includes a BA/BS degree in Finance, Business, or a related field

  • A strong ability to work with office systems, reporting software, databases and other BI tools recommended

  • Month end closings experience

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Ability to apply critical thinking and critical decision making skills with management

  • Ability to work effectively and cross-functionally, think practically and be solution-oriented

  • Prior experience with process reengineering and optimization

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