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Senior Finance Analyst (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.

  

Finance is responsible for all ZS financial matters, including financial planning, analysis, reporting, accounts receivable, general ledger and tax.

 

SENIOR FINANCE ANALYST

We seek an experienced finance professional for a Finance Analyst role in our Evanston, IL office.  The Senior Financial Analyst will provide analysis and support to our Enterprise Teams. Reporting to a Finance Manager, the role will help us manage financial performance, develop future projections and apply your skills to help improve internal functions at ZS.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Help Enterprise Teams identify, systematically organize, negotiate vendor contracts, and manage renewals
  • Change sourcing workflow for various Enterprise teams
  • Identify additional vendors to drive competitive negotiations and RFPs
  • Track and build savings benchmarks by spend category
  • Clarify and solidify Enterprise chargeback process
  • Review top vendor contracts for all Enterprise Groups
  • Explore and implement tax saving strategy for hardware purchases

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance or closely related field required, advanced degree welcomed;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in financial analysis supporting internal business units or stakeholders;
  • Expertise using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Excellent organizational and task management skills;
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially and a willingness to dive down into the details;
  • Ability to work closely with senior leaders while retaining objective and professional finance perspective;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills;
  • Attention to detail, with results-based mindset;
  • Judgment to know when to challenge something and when to lend support;
  • 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.
NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.

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