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Financial Analyst

Description

As a Financial Analyst at Echo Global Logistics, you will be required to perform standard monthly close processes in a timely fashion in order to meet internal and external deadlines. You will also be heavily involved in our quarterly re-forecast and annual budget cycles, aligning business needs with short and long-term financial goals. You will be required to work with management and department heads across the enterprise to ensure engagement, accuracy and consistency in all aspects of financial reporting.

Prior experience with the cloud-based financial planning platform Anaplan is strongly recommended, as is a proficiency with Excel.

Finally, you must be self-motivated. A proven ability to take partial direction and run with it or blaze your own trail that helps move the business forward is key. The environment is fast-paced and you will be privy to proprietary information, so a proven history of discretion is required as well.

This role will report to the Manager of Financial Planning but will interact with all departments regularly, including the Executive team and Business Unit leaders.

Essential Job Functions

Department Support

  • Create and update reports weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as needed using Anaplan and Excel
  • Create ad hoc reports to support Echo in all capacities
  • Develop and analyze financial and operational metrics and report on developing trends for the business
  • Work with the Reporting team to enhance and/or develop internal reports
  • Provide analytical support to the department as directed by Echo Leadership

Communication

  • Prepare accurate, easy to read, concise and insightful analysis and presentations
  • Constantly communicate relevant information to stakeholders on any project
  • Drive change, resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Leadership & Teamwork

  • As a cross-departmental resource, constantly solicit feedback from supervisors, department VPs and directors to make yourself and your department a more efficient and better place to work
  • Provide ability to mentor other analysts and collaborative with other reporting arms to ensure consistency and avoid duplicative work.

Requirements

Qualified candidates will possess the following characteristics and experience:

  • A strong interest in data analytics and technology such as Anaplan and Excel
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other business analysts across Echo organization
  • 2-3 years’ work experience, ideally within a financial role
  • Transportation/Supply Chain experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-managed and motivated, able to work independently on most projects
  • Enjoys and thrives in fast-paced, fluid work environment
  • Ability to follow through with tasks to their completion
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and maintain privacy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

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

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

Business Architect

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

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
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

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 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 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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