Financial Analyst

| Chicago

project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional experience to their customers.

We are actively seeking a Financial Analyst to support the Company’s financial planning, budgeting, accounting and daily operations. You will be responsible for working with the finance team, partnering with the business to help them understand and manage their budgets and forecasts, proactively delivering insights to relevant constituents. You will also facilitate communications across the organization, delivering insightful financial analyses and reports to internal and external parties and working closely with the accounting function to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting. You will get as much responsibility as you demonstrate you can handle!

Responsibilities

  • Work with the CFO and finance team to maintain the rolling forecasting process used to identify and communicate areas that may require additional focus
  • Monitor and communicate trends, and assess implications along with developing actionable strategies
  • Work with cross functional teams (Product, IT, People, Finance, Marketing, etc.) to help them manage their financial goals and drive better efficiency and productivity
  • Recommend, implement and report on benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance
  • Assist in the production and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to determine key drivers impacting the Company’s performance
  • Aid in various ad-hoc financial analyses and projects

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of finance experience, either as a financial analyst at an investment bank or in a corporate financial planning & analysis role
  • Knowledge of business and finance necessary
  • BS/BA Degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Significant Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience advising or working in high-tech startup company with a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive relationships and work effectively with all internal and external constituencies
  • Excellent people management, leadership and development skills coupled with the ability to adjust to multiple demands, rapid changes and shifting priorities are essential
  • The highest standards of accuracy, organization and precision and the ability to think creatively and strategically while acting tactically
  • You must be assertive, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with well-developed analytical capabilities
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Location

project44 is located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart building on the Chicago river, and is the home to the Chicago tech startup center 1871.

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
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