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Senior Finance Analyst/Client Financial Management (Evanston, IL)

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.

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


We seek an experienced financial professional to join our North American Headquarters in Evanston, IL. Successful candidates will be an instrumental part of the Client Financial Management team supporting our projects and client teams, providing a full range of financial management support from proposal stage and planning through final delivery to our clients. You will work closely with delivery teams and Client Principals. Our CFM team is relatively new at ZS. We seek candidates with prior experience in a Client Financial Management role who are attracted by the opportunity to shape and influence the growth of the position at ZS.


  • Work with Client Financial Management Team leads in supporting Client Principals and Project Management Teams to ensure financial success of our client work;
  • Engage with project teams, colleagues and clients to identify and resolve any financial issues relating to that client or project;
  • Support large 'in-flight' client projects. Provide reporting & analysis on financial status and outlook;
  • Engage effectively with resources at all levels within ZS and at our clients;
  • Manage Revenue recognition, completion estimates, write-offs and margins;
  • Ensure project financial transactions including billings and collections are maintained in a timely and accurate manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or Business required;
  • 3 - 4 years of relevant experience in financial management roles supporting client delivery in a project-based industry (professional services, outsourcing preferred);
  • To apply, you need to have at least 12 months of ZS full time tenure with a sustained record of success, consistently meeting or exceeding role expectations under the appropriate ZS Competency Model;
  • Training, education or experience must be relevant to the role;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, knowledge of SAP desirable;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to establish relationships with stake holders;
  • Strong 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.

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 in the United States. 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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