Senior Finance Analyst, Revenue

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

Division Overview

Finance Division Staff support the financial activities of CAS, as well as ACSI (subsidiary of the ACS), ensuring the formulation of sustaining fiscal policy & strategy, the execution of sound financial decisions, the accurate fiscal management of business strategies and operations, and the safeguarding of the Society’s assets.  Directing the fiscal affairs of CAS in accordance with organizational policies, U.S. GAAP, and internal control procedures includes:  budgeting & forecasting including short and long-term financial planning and analysis; accounting & compliance including audits, both financial and managerial analyses and reporting of operations, foreign exchange management, credit & collections, fiscal administration of contracts, billing operations, procurement & disbursements, travel processing, sales incentive administration, project tracking/costing, and tax administration.

Position Summary

This position will originate and develop analyses to provide CAS leadership a better understanding of trends and opportunities (e.g., business development, strategic investments, cost efficiencies, etc.) for CAS.  This position will leverage analyses to ensure that the company meets its financial expectations and drives an increase in business value by providing financial and analytical counsel in order to facilitate decision-making around strategic business initiatives.

Responsible for providing financial analysis, forecasts and reports regarding revenues, revenue dependent expenses, sales incentive program, and other financial analyses. 

Responsible for clearly documenting various customer contracting, product pricing, and other business rules that drive financial forecasts, analyses, and the design and operation of various information systems.

Responsible in assisting end users with acceptance testing and guide various staff and managers in the proper use of the BIW systems.

Position Accountabilities

  • Extracts financial and non-financial business data from business systems using automated reporting tools (such as BIW, Tableua) and analyzes, organizes, and summarizes such data.
  • Assists in the preparation of CAS’ revenue weekly projections, monthly forecasts and annual budgeting & planning.
  • Monitors actual revenue and revenue dependent expenses against budgets and forecasts, researches reasons for variances, and prepares analysis and reporting.
  • Assists in FX analysis & impact
  • Maintains BIW systems and problem log, ensuring business transactions and master data is properly updated from feeder systems including testing and verification of data accuracy. Documents all relevant details including magnitude and cause, and recommends and implements solutions.
  • Helps with requirements and business definitions around revenue KPI’s.
  • Draws conclusions from data analysis, then develops and communicates recommendations.


Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business with a major emphasis in Business (Accounting, Finance or Economics) or related field required
  • 5 or more years of direct finance experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting agreed-upon deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate large data sets for analysis
  • Detail oriented with a proactive focus on accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate results and findings of analyses
  • Ability to summarize across different audiences and levels of the organization
  • A demonstrated ability to lead (a collaborative leadership capability) and attributes of a change champion
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office applications (particularly PowerPoint, Excel & Word)
  • Possesses critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills and is a trusted individual who can be counted on to provide consistent, high quality results, often on complex assignments;
  • Demonstrates initiative and is a trusted team player, effectively working across multiple departments/divisions and with various levels of management within the organization; can also be counted on to professionally interact with others outside the organization;
  • Must be able to identify necessary analysis and make independent, yet informed, decisions to give summarized results to Senior Analyst, Assistant Director, and CFO
  • Advanced financial analysis skills including proven expertise in developing complex financial models and forecasts to support current and future business opportunities;
  • Must possess the ability to understand trends and results at both a detailed level and a strategic level
  • Must have the ability to assemble large volumes of data and inputs and organize the data for strategic decision making with a sense of urgency;
  • Has a proven ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management within the organization;   
  • Possesses presentation skills;
  • Knows how to get things done within the organization, respects the opinions of others, and relates well to others at all levels;
  • Demonstrates strong financial systems and PC skills including Excel, Word, and Power Point, as well as, experience with computerized business information warehouse databases/systems. 


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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