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Financial Analyst

Company: Distinctive Schools of IL
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

Financial Analyst - Careers At Distinctive Schools of IL Share with friends or Subscribe! Back To Openings Financial Analyst Department: Distinctive Schools Network Location: Chicago, IL
START YOUR APPLICATION Title: Financial Analyst
Location: 910 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607
Reports To: Director of Finance
Salary: Starting at $73,584, Commensurate with experience
Career Level: HO4-Specialist
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: September 2023Company MissionDistinctive Schools creates diverse, joyful, welcoming communities rooted in social justice and rigorous learning. We support all learners to be engaged, curious, and to achieve their full potential. Our students become confident advocates, creative problem-solvers, and collaborative leaders.Position OverviewThe Financial Analyst will analyze past financial performance to predict future achievement and to advise the company on its financial strategy.Help develop long and short term financial goals, business strategies/plans, and financial forecasts/models for major service programs and initiatives. Manage quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget.Work with minimal guidance to provide analytical support for complex budget projects. Examine past budgets and researches economic and financial developments that affect spending. Work independently to maintain and support planning and execution of financial strategy.Responsibilities

  • Create financial models based on analysis to support organizational decision making
  • Analyze industry trends and makes recommendations based on those trends
  • Analyze budget estimates and proposals for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives. Understands key assumptions and issues
  • Develop expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares monthly forecasts for school leadership and provides advice on the financial impact of human resources and academic affairs decisions
  • Develop and maintain key performance indicator reports/dashboards in research, and administrative areas
  • Prepare and deploy status reports to key internal as well as external users, providing meaningful information on projects, budgets and budget variances
  • Provide consulting and advisory services to all levels of customers in the organization
  • Answer inquiries by providing data analysis and relevant information
  • Assist with financial improvement action plans and completes various financial analysis projects as needed
  • Provide training and education as needed to department employees
  • Act as a resource for team members, and solve complex problems
  • Perform other related work as neededRequirements (minimum)
    Education:Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field requiredQualifications:
    • Minimum 2 years of professional experience as an accountant, auditor, financial analyst, or data analyst
    • Technology demands
      • Proficient in excel or google sheets
      • Knowledge of financial computing and database software applications (Quickbooks or Sage Intacct preferred)Physical Demands
        Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standingBenefits
        • 25+ Paid holidays & 15 days PTO annually
        • 12 weeks family paid leave
        • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
        • 403b match
          • Fully match up to 3%
          • 50% match up to 5%
          • Professional development including tuition reimbursement
          • Gym and wellness discounts
          • And moreDescription DisclaimerSince no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.EEODistinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.Distinctive Schools is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Distinctive Schools will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or call 773.828.4191 START YOUR APPLICATION Applicant Tracking System Powered by -

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