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Finance Manager/Transformation (Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS's Corporate Support teams 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.

FINANCE MANAGER/TRANSFORMATION

We seek an experienced finance professional to join our Evanston, IL office. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will be operating in a dynamic finance space where the individual will need to champion change and transformation across key finance functions and different programs (including ERP projects). This person will be responsible for development of new ideas, theories, and methods as well as managing the implementation of those ideas ensuring frequent and effective communication between the appropriate stakeholders

Responsibilities:

  • Modernizing finance functions by working with internal teams to set strategy to enhance process designs and deliver on transformational goals;
  • Perform analysis on the current trends, identify gaps, areas of improvement and formulate a target operating model to increase efficiencies in current processes;
  • Participating in multiple process development or improvement discussions to help define performance metrics;
  • Create strategies and blueprints that use machine learning to improve operations and refine processes;
  • Maintaining accurate status for all owned projects in progress, and owning the creation and delivery by the agreed upon frequency;
  • Be a trusted advisor to senior leadership;
  • Encourage innovation from team members; support their ideas and goals

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business required (advanced degree preferred);
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in a finance role, with prior experience in large-scale finance transformation and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SAP implementations;
  • Experience in a professional services firm preferred;
  • Desired certifications, CPA, PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience with the design and implementation of financial systems and applications;
  • Ability to work in a cross functional matrix environment including across geographies
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking abilities;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, ability to establish relationships with stakeholders;
  • Close attention to detail, coupled with good judgment to know when to challenge practices or assumptions;
  • High energy and motivation, with a commitment to quality client service;
  • Ability to work closely with management teams while retaining an objective and professional finance perspective;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Self-motivated with ability to manage and work within project life cycle deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment

 

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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