Financial Analyst

Accounting/Finance Des Plaines, Illinois


Financial Analyst 
Are you passionate about Financial Planning and Analysis? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you to help us hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce! Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!

Position Overview

The Transportation Finance Analyst will be responsible for assisting the TransFinance Customer Invoicing & Reporting Team in reporting, financial analysis, and driving continuous process improvement across the Transportation network.  This position will work in close collaboration with the Carrier Management, IT, Brokerage, and Transportation Operations teams in the development, maintenance, and continuous enhancement of the underlying processes and systems that support the day-to-day activities.  The TransFinance Analyst is an individual contributor role who will report to the TransFinance Manager. 

Because CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment, this is not a remote position.  This role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL and requires that candidates can adhere to a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on site and 2 days remote).  Candidates must live within a commutable distance to the corporate office.    

  Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Transportation Finance Managers in customer and carrier invoicing/audit and provide monthly reporting and analysis to both internal and external customers.
  • Ensure that customer invoicing complies with current contractual agreements, including specific customer lane rates and accessorial charges
  • Identify root causes for recurring system issues and develop/implement timely and practical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain a continuous improvement mindset with respect to the quality, efficiency, and overall effectiveness of the customer invoicing function and related internal controls.
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with customers in order to ensure the timely issuance of weekly customer invoices and resolution of all disputes and past due amounts.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive process documentation.
  • Complete monthly customer financial results and variance analysis.
  • Assist in the completion of company and customer budgets and forecasts.
  • Escalates any financial issues to management and recommends strategies for improving financial performance.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for TransFinance Coordinators.

  Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Professional with 2-3 years financial analysis experience preferred
  • Excellent analytic, project management, problem solving, time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in spreadsheets, databases, MS Office, and financial software applications with ability to summarize and present large volumes of data in a concise manner
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • JD Edwards, SAP, and MercuryGate TMS experience beneficial
  • Additional duties as assigned

Pay, Benefits and More
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
  • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
  • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
  • Open-door work environment
  • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
  • Opportunities for advancement!

CJ Logistics America About Statement: 

CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. 

CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence