Director of Finance at Echo Global Logistics

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    Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.

     

     

     

    Director of Finance 

     

    The Director of Finance reports to the VP, Finance and has primary responsibility for leading teams providing financial analysis and support to executives on corporate planning, budgeting, operations planning, incentive compensation, performance monitoring, capital planning, and variance analysis. This role will also partner closely with the Controller on all planning and reporting.  

     

    Essential Duties & Role Responsibilities  

    • Lead, manage and direct a team of more than six. 

    • Partner with the executive leadership team to provide guidance and support that will enable Echo to move aggressively toward achieving its growth plans 

    • Lead all budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, and reporting initiatives throughout the company 

    • Provide financial expertise to department leaders and interact with senior leadership on both operational and financial short range and long range planning 

    • Oversee preparation and review of monthly operating financial statements, forecasts, monthly variance analysis, and budget data 

    • Partner with the Controller and Accounting team on financial month end close cycle 

    • Analyze all aspects of financial performance and leverage data analytics to improve forecasting & reporting to gain insights and analysis regarding business performance, and to drive overall improvement in knowledge and growth in the business 

    • Lead preparation of ad hoc analysis to generate recommendations that drive business innovation and optimization 

    • Drive accountability across the business in order to meet or exceed Echo’s operational and financial plans 

    • Lead the development of robust executive reporting to provide visibility into key KPIs and financial trends for internal leaders 

    • Provide financial support for business development activities including strategic acquisitions 

    • Partner with IT and internal stakeholders on evaluation, selection and implementation of financial systems 

    • Partner with HR to perform analyses to support decision making and recommendations around incentive compensation plans and impact on performance  

     

    Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 

    • 10+ years experience in a finance leadership role 

    • Experience with design and implementation of new systems and familiarity with Anaplan and Tableau a plus 

    • Demonstrated success with analysis, due diligence and integration of acquisitions 

    • Experience with incentive compensation design and tracking a plus 

    • Experience implementing and managing rolling forecasts/budgets a plus 

    • Ability to build and lead teams in a fast paced and changing environment 

    • Demonstrated success partnering with multi-location and cross-functional business units 

    • Proactive problem-solver capable of identifying issues and generating solutions 

     

     

     

     

    Work environment/physical demands summary:

    This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

     

     

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. 

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.
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An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Sr. Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Product Director

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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