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Senior Cloud Finance Associate (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 Cloud Center of Excellence team defines and implements cloud best practices that ensure secure and resilient enterprise grade systems architecture for client facing/delivery software solutions. The Cloud team at ZS is a casual, collaborative, and a smart group with offices in Evanston, Illinois and Pune, India.

Senior Cloud Finance Administrator

We seek a professional Senior Cloud Finance Administrator to join our FinOps team within the Cloud Center of Excellence in Evanston, IL. This role will be working on identifying cost reduction opportunities at an architectural level, building cost forecasting models, and creating better governance and cost management controls. The FinOps team works closely with other CCoE teams to ensure policies are in place to reduce our cloud costs; and work with managers and ZS Partners to communicate cost reduction proposals. We use a variety of tools such as AWS Cost Explorer, CloudHealth and other AWS native tools.


  1. Monitor spend on AWS across numerous projects at enterprise scale and provide guidance to lower costs;
  2. Rightsize compute, storage, analytics infrastructure;
  3. Analyze AWS EC2, EMR, RedShift and RDS spend to identify opportunities for savings plans or reserved instances;
  4. Monitor expiring AWS Savings plans and prepare analysis for renewals;
  5. Help project teams understand their monthly spend and create automated reports to help them monitor their costs;
  6. Create presentations to help ZS Partners understand their cost triggers and propose solutions to lower costs;
  7. Mentor and guide less experienced staff in their daily work;
  8. Utilize and improve documentation for standard processes.


  • BA/BS degree required;
  • Significant experience working in a large-scale cloud environment; cost optimization experience preferred;
  • Ability to drive technical excellence, pushing innovation and quality;
  • Ability to work closely with senior leaders while retaining objective and professional perspective;
  • Enjoy working fast-paced environment redefining vague requirements into proven solutions;
  • Expertise using Microsoft Excel, including formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Experience in Public Cloud Cost Optimization (AWS preferred)
  • Excellent organization, task management and prioritization skills;
  • Eager to dive down into the details but also be able to think strategically;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills using all forms of modern technology;
  • Attention to achieving quality in every detail, with results-based mindset;
  • Judgment to know when to challenge something and when to lend support;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills;
  • High motivation, strong work ethic and personal initiative;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, working in teams.


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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Nearest Major Market: Chicago