Finance Specialist, Client Accounting at Z's Associates, Inc in Evanston, Illinois

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.

Our most valuable asset is our people.

At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and

make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. Learn more

ZS's Corporate Enterprise Functions operate the firm's core internal functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication-whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

ZS' Client Accounting Team was formed two years ago to help with the ASC 606 implementation and today is responsible for end-to-end project lifecycle work and project financial governance. This individual will join the existing team and continue to build on progress within the space.


This role is responsible for end-to-end project lifecycle work and project financial governance, will report into the Client Accounting team lead, and will work closely with existing teammates including Controllership, Finance Business Partners (FBP), and our Finance Systems team.


  • Support ZS' largest, most at-risk projects throughout the project lifecycle

  • Manage revenue recognition including forecast/completion estimates, and margins at a project level and ensure accuracy of revenue portion of ZS financial statements

  • Focus on project set-up, project forecasting, and analysis on project financial decisions

  • Collaborate with others within finance to find solutions to at-risk projects, provide project commentary and flag to leadership, if necessary

  • Leverage others including our offshore Client Accounting team, FBPs, and Controllership to help escalate and solve for project financial risks

  • Ensure project financial transactions including billings and collections are maintained

  • Develop and perform monthly governance workstreams to support accounting output, both at the project and company level

  • Contribute to new processes, employ new technologies, and create governance around our revenue recognition policy

  • Lead and/or collaborate with others in finance on special projects


  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline

  • 5-8 years of relevant work experience, preferably in public accounting, corporate accounting, or project financial management

  • Indepth experience with end-to-end project lifecycle work

  • Proactive, a self-starter, capable of participating/implementing process changes

  • Effective at collaborating cross-functionally/geographically

  • Excellent communication skills

Perks & Benefits:

ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.

Considering applying?

At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

To Complete Your Application:

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment.


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