Metra Sr Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Sr Financial Analyst


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Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Budget Management Analysis/Contracts, the Senior Financial Analyst will conduct complex financial and operational analyses pertaining to Metra and Purchase of Service (POS) commuter railroad operations. Contribute to the budget process by updating major cost components on established financial models. Contribute to the completion of monthly, quarterly, and year-end reviews of operating results compared to approved plans and forecasts. Collect data and perform financial and operational analyses to assist Budget division management in providing accurate, timely, and meaningful analysis to Metra departments, Senior Management, and Board of Directors. Conduct technical/analytical reviews of processes, tasks, and financial issues in order to analyze their impact on Metra. Read, research, and interpret complex contracts/agreements for budget process compliance. Monitor financial trends, conditions and cost allocation factors. Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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 Business, Finance, or Accounting. Master’s Business Administration, Master’s Public Administration, or Master of Science in Finance preferred.

  • In addition to #1, must have four (4) years of financial analysis, reporting, and budget analysis experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial concepts, principles and techniques, including Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate on Return (IRR), Return on Investment (ROI), and variance analysis.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced skill in Excel, including Pivot Tables and financial modeling.

  • Excellent verbal/ written communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

  • Advanced skills in performing complex financial, statistical, and comparative analysis.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management (CMA) certifications preferred.

  • Experience in railroad, transportation, manufacturing or related industry experience preferred.

  • Experience with automated financial reporting systems, specifically Hyperion, Oracle, SAP, and/or Easytrieve preferred.

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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