Financial Analyst

Location: Huntley, IL

Financial Analyst

  • Nationally recognized equipment manufacturer recently expanded its organization and is hiring for an entry-level Financial Analyst
  • Company has a successful 89-year history with sales reaching approximately $2 billion.
  • Strong commitment to providing excellent benefits, work-life balance, a family-oriented environment, and opportunities for career growth
  • Only considering candidates located in Huntley, IL
  • Hybrid role combining financial analysis and accounting principles


  • Prepare detailed analysis reports, present findings, and propose recommendations for process and policy changes to reduce costs and maximize profits based on financial data
  • Identify factors impacting production costs and suggest improvements to ensure accurate cost measurement
  • Analyze and provide cost variance reports for products, projects, machinery, etc.
  • Perform cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis
  • Collaborate with the finance team to evaluate labor rates, depreciation, and overhead, and suggest enhancements for better financial outcomes
  • Assist in setting standard costs for manufactured products
  • Review costs associated with various business processes, such as plant administration, labor, and shipping
  • Provide input for monthly financial projections, including identification of potential cost issues that may impact forecasted costs and profitability
  • Support plant employees in correcting ERP system errors affecting inventory movement
  • Monitor project expenses and ensure proper timing of capitalization
  • Maintain accurate fixed asset records


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is required
  • 0-2+ years of experience in Cost Accounting or a related accounting role
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles
  • Keen attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with ERP accounting applications is preferred
  • Excellent presentation and report-writing skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
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