Senior Financial Analyst at SilkRoad Technology

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Job Description

SilkRoad Technology is the world's leader in strategic onboarding for global workforce readiness and transformation. We help organizations prepare their people for change by designing intentional, personalized journeys to increase retention and maximize agility throughout their careers. SilkRoad combines our leading strategic onboarding capabilities with world-class consulting services to deliver highly scalable, personalized experiences that engage employees and drive long-term business performance such as productivity, profitability, growth and agility.

Our Finance Team is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst responsible for planning and analysis and for preparing corporate and investor reports. This role reports to the Director of Accounting and is instrumental in analyzing our global business and ensuring management has meaningful and actionable data to support strategic decisions. The Senior Financial Analyst has advanced Excel skills, enjoys digging into data, and can easily explain financial insights to company leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
    • Coordinates and executes annual budgeting and rolling forecasts, primarily for headcount, operating expenses, cash flow, and balance sheet.
    • Prepares monthly variance analysis for finance leadership and company management and leads monthly meetings to review results. 
    • Analyzes historical results and trends to predict future results and recommend business actions.
    • Assists accounting with month-end close journal entries and other analysis as requested.
    • Inspects spend and understands company vendor relationships to ensure appropriate plan and maximize financial investments.
    • Prepares routine cash forecast reporting for company management.
    • Partners with finance team members and department managers to prepare financial models, analyze business results, and provide meaningful insight and business recommendations.
    • Responds to ad hoc analysis requests from finance team members, management, and other stakeholders.
    • Owns the relationship with Workday regarding the Adaptive Planning tool and handles all system maintenance, data reconciliation, and issue resolution.
  • Financial Reporting
    • Assists with the preparation of quarterly board reports and other investor reports.
    • Assembles monthly bank compliance reporting.
    • Maintains and continuously improves financial planning and reporting that is consistent with accounting principles and corporate policies.
    • Prepares and reviews additional analysis and reports, and other special projects, as requested.
Required Skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail combined with strong business acumen and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent relationship builder and team player; Naturally curious and eager to learn about finance and the business.
  • Passionate about using technology to drive efficiencies and analyze the business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with clear and professional verbal and written communication style.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and use data to recommend business decisions and strategy.
  • Ability to explain financial results and insights in a meaningful, easy to understand and visually compelling manner.
  • Ability to create and document accurate, efficient, and repeatable processes.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and how they impact financial results.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or other business area required; MBA or CPA is a plus.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in budgeting and financial analysis is required.
  • Experience partnering with business leaders and implementing change is required.
  • Experience working in a SaaS, technology or professional services company is preferred.
  • Experience with FP&A software is preferred; experience with Adaptive Planning, Intacct or Great Plains is a plus.
  • French or other foreign language proficiency is a plus.
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We're located at Wacker & Monroe on the Chicago River, steps away from Union Station. The plaza is a great place to enjoy summer sun and food trucks!

An Insider's view of SilkRoad Technology

What are some social events your company does?

We hold social events in the office often at SilkRoad. We have an awesome culture here, so we often have social events to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. of employees in our Chicago office. We also always have social events when remote employees are in the Chicago office. For example, the other week we had a “game day” at the end


Manager, Client Renewals

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is to actively work with client company executive sponsors and their subject matter experts and to also play a unique role internally within SilkRoad. I collaborate internally with marketing, sales, services, product management & development to bring forth the client’s voice, industry knowledge/trends, best-practices, & thought leadership.


Sr. Director, Strategy & Transformation

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I transitioned from an SDR to a Client Executive, where the opportunities for growth are endless. During weekly meetings with Bob Dvorak (CEO) we strategize on my Fortune 500 accounts, discuss company direction and laugh about off topic discussions. I am grateful to have the CEO’s ear and be in an enterprise closing situation early in my career.


Client Executive

What are SilkRoad Technology Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad Technology Benefits Overview

We complement an environment that fosters success and fun, with a full range of benefits and perks to meet the needs of you and your family. SilkRoad aims to provide peace of mind when it comes to employee's health and financial well-being. We offer a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, volunteer program, and expanded maternity and paternity leave. The perk that transcends the rest is our flexible, work happy environment! SilkRoadies enjoy generous paid time off, flexible work options, and dress for your day freedom.

Volunteer in local community
Paid day off to volunteer and office-based volunteer activities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave and an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave, for a total of 16 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Time Off - SilkRoadies love the Flexible PTO policy. Our flexible paid time off benefit can be used for vacation, personal / family illness, or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Volunteer Time Off program provides employees 8 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SilkRoad offers commuter spending accounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Occasional office lunches are provided.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
SilkRoad hosts lunch and learn meetings throughout the year.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad realizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our generous PTO and flexible work environment support this balance. For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done. Of course some jobs require more structure, particularly those that directly interface with our customers, but our overall philosophy is that you control your work dynamics and the results are what matter most.

We embrace a people-first culture and have built an environment where employees are valued, and their voices heard. We continually evaluate our benefits programs to ensure they meet the needs of our employees.

Happy, engaged employees mean happy clients!

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