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Sr Financial Analyst - Technology

Company: CFA Institute
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Northern Trust: Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889. Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world's most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. We are searching for a Strategic Financial Analyst to join our team. The Strategic Financial Analyst for Strategic Spending in Technology is responsible for various analyses supporting productivity, strategic technology investments, workforce optimization, and cost transparency within technology. This role is also responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of processes and reporting to help rationalize growth of technology spend. The key responsibilities of this role --- Determine drivers of spend for various facets of technology, and articulate current state and project future state using identified drivers --- Analyzing and reporting on productivity activities across Technology --- Data analytics paired with financial analysis to build narratives backed by data --- Assist with vendor management strategy design, implementation and spend/contract analysis --- Help determine refinement needs of TCO model in Apptio and conduct analysist to articulate roadmap --- Review and guide partners through investment analysis and building of business cases for large IT projects, especially as it relates to migrating from old technologies to newer, cloud-based platforms. --- Participate in ad hoc analysis and strategic initiatives impacting the finance and technology organizations The successful partner will benefit from having: --- 3+ years of related experience with emphasis on accounting, finance, reporting, forecasting, and analysis, with knowledge of accounting, reporting and financial analysis usually acquired through an advanced degree program or related work experience is required. --- Analytical and problem solving skills required to evaluated financial information --- A strong understanding of technology functions across application development, support, and infrastructure --- Strong grasp of data elements and analysis --- Effective written and verbal communications skills are necessary to present relevant information to senior management --- Strong personal computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, financial systems) are required to perform analyses, with SQL, Power BI, Python, and ETL automation software as a plus. Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose. We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today. #MadeForGreater Reasonable accommodation Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at . We hope you're excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people. Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

Keywords: CFA Institute, Chicago , Sr Financial Analyst - Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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