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Senior Financial Analyst (Information Technology)

Lake Forest, IL

About Grainger

Grainger is a broad line distributor with operations in North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

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Position Details

Reporting to a Manager of Financial Analysis, the Senior Financial Analyst helps drive Grainger's strategy by supporting programs that add value and create bottom line growth. Senior Financial Analysts bring unique and diverse perspectives to the table providing high-quality insights that tell the story behind the financials and business operations. Senior Financial Analysts work a hybrid schedule spending 50% of time in office at the Lake Forest, IL or Downtown Chicago, IL offices.

You Will

  • Make improvements by automating, refining, and implementing tools, and deliverables both within Finance and supporting departments.
  • Develop complex modeling solutions and analysis to support strategic programs.
  • Guide functional partners to ensure sound financial decisions. Oversee applicable financial metrics that impact Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow performance.
  • Dive deep and understand the upstream and downstream effects of decisions.
  • Use a controllership mindset in creating clear and transparent financial analysis on the health of the business; understand end-to-end process, standard work, and controls.
  • Assess risks and opportunities and identify important operational and financial issues to be addressed. Provide recommendations and influence decisions, which include presentations to senior management.
  • Prepare annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and long-range forecasts.
  • Review monthly results and provide insights to aligned partners.

You Have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience, which may include forms of analysis beyond corporate financial analysis.
  • Experience working with high volumes of data.
  • Advanced Excel (can perform complex functions).

Rewards and Benefits

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health, and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Benefits starting on day one, including medical, dental vision and life insurance.
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period with no personal contribution required.
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing, free access to financial counseling, education and more.

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one's employment. Should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.


Client-provided location(s): Lake Forest, IL, USA
Job ID: Grainger-310154-en_US
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led
    • Black founded/led
    • Asian founded/led
    • Veteran founded/led