Senior Financial Analyst (Global FP&A)
ID: 502601
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Direct Placement
Category: Finance & Accounting
Remote: No

We are partnered with a Chicago based company in their search for a Senior Financial Analyst! This is a newly created position for a newly created department. The ideal background is an individual who has experience within the Marketing Industry and that has either Global FP&A AND/OR Client Finance experience. This is a HYBRID REMOTE role that will be in office roughly 1 day per month.  

COMPENSATION: $90,000 – $100,000 + BONUS + Profit Share 

DESCRIPTION:

  • Support development of financial plans in collaboration with internal stakeholders, broader Finance team, and supervisors including monthly reporting, annual budgets and strategic plan, quarterly forecasts, KPI’s, and other ad-hoc reporting requirements.
  • Verify, compile, translate, and analyze critical global financial data from multiple currencies for management and provide meaningful explanations for variances.
  • Collaborate with finance teams around the world to obtain necessary information.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of budgeting, forecasting, and modeling tools.
  • Develop, maintain, and innovate reporting files. Establish well-defined, organized, efficient, and documented reporting processes.
  • Help develop financial performance review packages for senior management meetings.
  • Maintain ongoing staffing matrix and report on a monthly/quarterly/as needed basis.
  • Prepare and input monthly/quarterly revenue and expense forecast following reporting calendar. 
  • Monitor and analyze expenses identifying opportunities to improve related costs. 
  • Oversee billing to ensure invoicing is accurate, timely, and issued in accordance with client contractual billing guidelines. 
  • Investigate, resolve, and escalate Trade Working Capital issues as required. 
  • Understand key financial terms of client contract and works to ensure Agency compliance. 
  • Participate in client audits as needed and special client requests as directed by supervisor. 
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to ensure proper revenue and client expense recognition in accordance with revenue recognition guidelines and monthly close schedule. 
  • Prepare and analyze pricing estimates for Agency retainers and projects ensuring accuracy, adherence to contractual terms and appropriate level of profitability. 
  • Perform hourly rate benchmarking.
  • Active role in promoting financial literacy with stakeholders and agency at large.
  • Prepare and manage ad hoc analysis as directed by supervisor. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Accounting
  • 3+ years’ experience in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Experience with a marketing agency a PLUS
  • Experience with Global Consolidations and Currency Conversions are a PLUS
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, high level Excel functionality expected
  • Familiarity and comfort with ERP and BI systems highly valued.  Familiarity with NetSuite and/or Hyperion a PLUS
  • Experience with budgeting/forecasting, financial modeling highly valued, Month End Close, Journal Entries
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate data findings into actionable solutions
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders

 



Catena Solutions is a team of experienced advisors, strategists, and consultants helping companies solve their supply chain problems, creating value through transformative projects. By understanding our clients’ business, transformation, and people needs, we create value today, tomorrow, and beyond. It is Catena Solutions’ practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available. Catena Solutions is part of the Advanced Group, a talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services organization.

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