Cost and Data Analyst in Chicago, IL at Keystone Advisors

Date Posted: 2/13/2021

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Job Description

Keystone Advisors is an independent Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in providing Financial Advisory Solutions, Technology Management, Attestation, Accounting, and Auditing Services, Business Performance and Transformation Solutions, Program Management Support, Budget Support, Interim CFO Solutions and Staff Augmentation Services to Government Agencies, Corporate Entities and leading Accounting and Audit firms in Chicago, Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA and other metropolitan areas.

Keystone is looking for a Cost and Data Analyst to join our team to support one of our healthcare clients. Primary tasks will include providing consulting services in the areas of Cost and Data Review and Analysis of various operating expenses for the purpose of facilitating cost reductions and cost containment.

The Cost and Data Analyst will develop both short term and long-term work streams after analyzing Accounts Payable and Vendor Contract data.

The Cost and Data Analyst will work collaboratively with a team of analysts and consultants and client staff from the Supply Chain Management, Finance and Accounting Teams and actively participate in the execution and implementation of the strategic sourcing process to produce cost reductions and cost containment.

The Cost and Data Analyst will also apply analytical and critical thinking skills to overcome complex challenges and determine the most effective and efficient ways to deliver results. This will encompass performing data manipulation and analysis, identifying issues and solutions through client and supplier discussions, researching, and understanding market trends and utilizing market intelligence to shape path forward decisions. Your deliverables and results will be presented to the client management team.

The majority of the work will be performed remote; however, you would be required from time to time to go to the client’s office located downtown Chicago for meetings.

 

Job Requirements

  • 2 - 3 years of consulting experience
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in Cost and Data Analytics
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Skills:
    • Ability to work with a team of analysts, consultants and other staff from the Supply Chain Management, Finance and Accounting Teams and actively participate in the execution and implementation of cost reduction and cost containment strategies.
    • Ability to analyze Accounts Payable (AP) and Vendor Contract data.
    • Expert level skills in the following areas:
      • If statements
      • Nested formulas
      • Parsing data
      • Dynamic excel sheets (pivot tables)
    • Attention to detail and critical thinking skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to remain flexible amid changing needs

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401 K Match

 

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