Metra Financial Analyst 2 in Chicago, Illinois

Financial Analyst 2


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Reporting directly to the Director, Budgets, the Financial Analyst 2 will conduct financial analyses and operating reviews of Metra operations and other activities that require detailed financial analysis. Key activities include: performing variance analyses and researching performance variations from the approved budget, presenting variance findings and results both in writing and/or verbally; and assisting in the preparation of budgets, plans and forecasts.

Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent curriculum required.

  • In addition to #1, must have three (3) years of progressively responsible financial analysis, reporting, and budget experience.

  • Must have thorough knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles/concepts, financial modeling, application of analytical tools, and variance analysis.

  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Access skills are a plus.

  • Must have advanced skills in Excel, including pivot tables and financial modeling.

  • Proficiency using ERP financial systems required. MS Dynamics preferred.

  • Ability to successfully perform independent, in-depth analysis, and generate concise conclusions.

  • Must have excellent oral/written communication, presentation, and organization skills.

  • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit, for extended periods of time.

  • Hearing/visual acuity, far/near, depth perception, field of vision, and color vision.

  • Must be available to work flexible hours in the early morning, late afternoon,evenings, or weekends.


  • CMA or CPA is a plus.

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, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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