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Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Rotary International
Evanston, IL 60201
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Job Title: Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Area: Corporate Finance & Planning

Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Classification:  Exempt


Organization Overview

Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotarys clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.


Rotarys Commitment to Diversity

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Position Overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and driven individual looking to work with an outstanding team. You will be a valued member of our first-rate Corporate Finance & Planning team which is responsible for a full spectrum within Financial Services including accounting, reporting and financial statements, analysis and modeling, and systems administration as well as budgeting and forecasting. This may include opportunities to work with our International Offices, Associate Foundation and fiscal agents as well as travel. This position is responsible for financial analysis and preparation of financial impact statements, as well as budgeting and forecasting for executive management, committees, Directors, Trustees and secretariat staff. This role has the responsibility of researching accounting topics and writing white papers advising of positions taken with appropriate support. Management will rely heavily on this role to have the initiative in taking on special projects and having strong leadership abilities.



  • Bachelors degree in finance/accounting required

  • CPA or advanced degree a plus

Prior Experience

  • 6 plus years of finance or accounting experience.

  • Project management skills a plus

  • Experience working with Excel is essential.

Personal Attributes

  • Creative, able to generate new ideas

  • Organized, accurate and detail oriented

  • Showing leadership and problem solving abilities, effective collaboration within a group

  • Inquisitive, inclined to ask questions; has a desire to know or learn more

  • Multi-tasker, able to prioritize and manage a complex workload and competing deliverables

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiar with month end close processes and production and review of financial statements

  • Ability to build financial models from scratch, and write the financial story

  • Possesses solid operational, accounting knowledge, and strong research and analytical skills

  • Displays proven facilitation skills and proven ability to coordinate projects

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of financial accounting principles and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with business managers

  • Ability to work effectively in unstructured and changing environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with accurate grammar and spelling

  • Ability to create financial presentations and effectively communicate complex messages in a logical and concise manner for a non-financial audience

  • Proficiency performing data analysis to support business decisions through financial modeling, graphical presentation, and analytical writing

  • Ability to prepare financial impact statements and financial summaries based on research and analysis

  • Strong service orientation with sense of urgency

  • Proficient with computer software and excel spreadsheets

  • Preferred experience with the following software: SAP Business Objects, PeopleSoft, nVision, MS Excel, Macros, MS-PowerPoint


Specific Duties may include


Financial Accounting, Financial Statements, Audit, Monthly and Annual reporting, Tax and Information Filings

  • Prepare monthly journal entries as assigned

  • Review and provide support in preparation of monthly financial statements including variance explanations and ensuring timely reporting

  • Provide support for external audits including audited financial statement preparation and footnotes

  • Prepare forms for tax and information filings, governmental surveys and filings as assigned

  • Provide support for seven international offices


Financial Analysis and Presentation

  • Develop financial presentations for Board of Trustees and committee meetings.

  • Track and report on key initiatives by working with staff and project managers

  • Maintain current knowledge of Board and Trustee decisions relevant to budget preparation and reporting responsibilities, and overall financial reporting policies and procedures

  • Assists or develops appropriate dashboard metrics, key analytics/performance measurements and PowerPoint presentations for various audiences

  • Assist in the development of financial analysis of proposed legislation for RIs triennial legislative process within the area supported


Budget Process

  • Work with business managers in the development of their budgets and forecasts and provide insightful analytics to support financial decision making and financial impact statements

  • Review department budgets submission for areas of support for reasonableness and accuracy and work with department managers accordingly

  • Contribute to the development of budget materials including draft budgets, budget book, and PowerPoint presentations to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Assist the Senior Director of Finance, Managers of CFP, and CFO during presentations of the budget to the Board and Trustees and senior management


Financial Research and Support for Boards and Committees

  • Perform accounting research on financial activities as directed by manager including developing White Papers where appropriate

  • Contribute to knowledge base regarding non-profit accounting standards (GAAP) and develop recommendations to changes in accounting policies and procedures accordingly

  • Assist in the review of financial implications of all matters relating to the Board/Trustees and their committees to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with organizational policies and procedures

  • Review Board and Trustee decision items and supporting business case analysis to assist in developing financial impact statements

  • Develops and maintains analytical models to support planning efforts for all Rotary departments and volunteer leadership as needed


Leadership Attributes

  • Communication: Delivers and receives information using a diverse expression of ideas to ensure messages are clear, concise and understood.

  • Engagement:  Foster relationships by hearing recognizing, and valuing others.

  • Accountability:  Have a clear sense of ownership and take personal responsibility for actions.

  • Productivity - Achieve results that move Rotary toward achieving its goals.

  • Adaptability - Respond to changes willingly and recognize when to adjust based on the situation.


Why work for Rotary?

  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package

  • Progressive 401k matching contributions

  • Above market and generous paid time off package

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development opportunities

  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees

  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from

  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options


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Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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