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Job Opportunity: METRA, Senior Budget Analyst

Senior Budget Analyst
Reporting directly to the Director, Budget, conducts financial and other analyses related to the operations of the NIRCRC and Purchase of Service Contract commuter railroads. Researches actual financial performance against budget. Monitors financial trends, conditions and fiscal allocations. Manages financial forecasts and evaluates financing proposals and cost alternatives. Completes detailed reviews of operating results versus approved plans and forecasts. Utilizes metrics, ratios and other established measurement tools to enhance existing budget and reporting activities. Prepares findings, recommendations and presentations in both written and oral formats for the executive and management staff. Writes operating management and executive level targeted memoranda describing results, issues, and potential remedies for variances. Maintains the integrity of computer based programs, including mainframe computer interchanges, to monitor, evaluate and report Metra’s financial condition. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Engineering. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field preferred. A CPA or CMA a plus.
  • In addition to #1, substantive budgeting, reporting and analysis experience and interfacing with senior management.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of financial concepts, principles and techniques, including but not limited to NPV, IRR, ROI and variance analysis.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites that includes advanced experience in Excel, pivot tables and financial modeling.
  • Experience with automated financial systems such as, but not limited to, Hyperion, Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft is preferred.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and presentation experience.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • All employees are responsible for performing his/her job safely, and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.
Other Important Information:
  • Subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment history, vehicle and criminal history.
  • Only resumes with salary history will be considered.
  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration.
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:
E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661


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