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Senior Accountant

ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS’ 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.


We seek an experienced financial/accounting professional to join our Global Controllership team, located in our Evanston, IL headquarters. The Controllership Team is a dynamic, hardworking and collaborative team responsible for managing the accounting, treasury, tax, and audit functions within ZS.



  • Contribute to evaluation of existing finance processes including month-end.  Collaborate with functional leads and other members of Controllership to re-engineer workflows as necessary. Design and implement controls as necessary to mitigate previously identified risks.  Continuously monitor these controls to ensure their effectiveness;
  • Ensure a high quality of accounting output. Review, reconcile and consolidate different forms of monthly management reports for use by internal stakeholders, which include departmental heads and senior business leaders. Provide assurance to support the accuracy and completeness of our results, both as one form of output relates to another, and as regards the consistency of our accounting output with global directives, internal policies and US GAAP, as applicable;
  • Design and implement new management accounting methodologies. Research business needs and convert requirements into accounting-based solutions which are successfully realized with the system, resources and timeline available. Understand business processes and anticipate areas for adding value to the services that our Finance team provides. Write global accounting policies; roll out and enforce adherence to these standards;
  • Work with other controllership team members to support the annual financial statement audit. Assist in month end accounting processes including analytical reviews, posting journal entries and investigating discrepancies;
  • Assist in revamp of global tax strategy, including incorporating US tax reform and assessing the business impact, India statutory requirements, and new global reporting requirements;
  • Lead and participate in other special projects as necessary.



  • BS/BA degree in Accounting with strong academic credentials;
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, either in a public accounting firm or for-profit business;
  • Strong communication & analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, consistently meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks with limited supervision and strong attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel).

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 401k. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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