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Senior Financial Analyst - SFA

Ascendo Resources Des Plaines - Chicago Full-Time
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An exciting opportunity for a full time Senior Financial Analyst has opened  and we are looking for an ideal candidate to join our collaborative team. The position performs analysis of various financial aspects of the Company, preparation of management reports and participation in the budgeting and forecast process.


  • Quickly understand financial data and develop models in Excel to report, analyze and interpret and the information that draws a concise and logical conclusion
  • Construct dashboards and reporting tools utilizing SQL, Tableau, and Excel and be able to communicate recommendations effectively
  • Assist in the monthly and quarterly financial results packages and presentations in an automated fashion
  • Assist in annual budgeting and periodic forecasting with the ability to develop and populate forecasting models
  • Must have experience and understanding of financial modeling including Balance Sheet, P&L and cashflow
  • Must have the ability to take a hands on approach to using the Company software applications such as Hyperion, Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Insights, HFM, and SQL reporting tools
  • Experience collaborating with IT on solutions and familiarity with database structures for instance, relational databases, data modelling, MS Access, SQL or other database reporting tools
  • Ad-hoc financial performance analysis
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with knowledge of Statutory accounting principles and manufacturing accounting.
  • Must have extremely strong MS Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion are required
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems
  • Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA preferable
  • 5+ years accounting and financial planning, analysis and reporting experience
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
  • Expertise with financial modelling, balance sheet and cash flow budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience working directly with senior management
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills a must, with extreme attention to detail, accuracy and accountability
  • Energy and passion for delivering results in a fast-paced, start-up environment

Skills required

Use Statistical Method
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis


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Ascendo Resources
specializes in placing accounting, finance, banking, compliance, healthcare,
IT, HR, and administrative professionals in temporary and project
opportunities, as well as direct hire positions. Through our specialized
divisions, Ascendo has the solution to your critical staffing needs. We
leverage our experience, market knowledge, professional network and extensive
candidate database to get our clients the best available resources. Many
recruiters look to fill positions too quickly or do not put enough effort into
finding the best candidates. However, at Ascendo Resources, we diligently
screen our candidates, check references, and probe clients on their
requirements. We dig deeper than most by conducting a thorough assessment of
our client needs, work environment, organizational structure and strategy, and
necessary skills required for the position. We also get to know our candidates
by understanding their career goals and objectives and other intangibles.
Through our in-depth process, we provide specialized guidance in order to help
you find the right candidate, with the right skill-set, for the right market

The Ascendo team is
comprised of former industry professionals who began their careers holding
positions with the Big 4, as well as Fortune 500 organizations. Their
experience was further enhanced after successful management positions with high
profile international staffing firms focusing on both consulting services and
direct hire placement. After many successful years in the industry, the
partnership of Ascendo was formed to provide the best available talent while
remaining cost-effective and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through
our previous professional experience and our established network of local
professionals, Ascendo Resources can assist with all of your accounting,
finance, banking, compliance, healthcare, IT, HR, and administrative staffing

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