Financial Analyst

Rolling Meadows, IL
Reference number: 13828


The Financial Analyst/Senior Accountant is responsible for various financial functions within the accounting and finance team.  The position will be based in our in our Rolling Meadows, IL office and report to the Finance Manager, and will work closely with the VP of Finance & Order Management. They will provide support for Accounts Payable and Receivables staff.  Areas of responsibility will include accounting, planning, analysis, reporting, and tax compliance.  The job offers a base salary plus bonus and outstanding benefits. 


Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
  • Play an active role in the month-end financial close and reporting process.  Perform monthly financial analysis and communicate to the relevant colleagues in order to support management’s decision-making and scenario analysis. 
  • Report monthly financial results. Conceive and implement cost management initiatives with the goals of reducing overall spending and lowering the cost per unit sold metric.  Drive cost management throughout the organization by promoting a culture of spending control and accountability.  
  • Support the annual Planning process through financial analysis and entry of planning figures in the relevant financial systems.
  • Oversee annual physical inventory.
  • Responsible for monthly tracking of off-site (consignment) inventories. 
  • Prepare the quarterly Inventory Reserve (manual devaluation).  
  • Coordinate issuance of Dealer agreements (contract review/oversight).
  • Ensure full compliance with Sales & Use Tax filings and payments for all states.
  • Ensure Sales Exempt certificate and Form W-9 compliance.
  • Conduct quarterly self-assessment of compliance with corporate guidelines (internal control).  
  • Support the annual external audit, including preparation of PBC (Provided By Client) documents and responding to auditors’ questions and requests.



  • 2-5 years of relevant professional experience supporting the activities of manager/director level professionals in the financial area.  
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance. CPA or CMA is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills at all levels from Corporate down through all levels, including the ability to interact with executive-level officers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • A self-starter and self-motivator and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Enthusiastic, team player, and results-oriented.
  • Advanced skills in Excel are required, with working knowledge of other office tools such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Teams. 
  • Database manipulation experience is preferred.
  • SAP experience is a plus.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.


Our offer
Would you like to drive an innovative company forward even more efficiently, even more profitably? Are you looking for international exchange and more growth? Then you’ve come to the right place. We believe in an open and modern working environment where employees can constantly develop and challenge themselves. But above all, our success is characterised by our strong finance team. We work with true professionals who keep an eye on every figure and always focus on the financial situation. With team spirit and a strong sense of responsibility, they achieve excellent results, which we value with performance-based remuneration and attractive fringe benefits.

Our company
RATIONAL is the world market and technology leader when it comes to hot food preparation. Thanks to innovative high-tech solutions for professional kitchens around the world, our growth and profitability are exceptionally sustainable. Turnover is over 1 billion euros and our global market share is over 50%. More than 2,300 employees currently benefit from this. Maybe you will soon too, because if you are just as enthusiastic about these figures as we are, we look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions in advance, please contact Erin Demos at

RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Inc. | 1701 Golf Rd. Suite C-120 Commercium | IL 60008 Rolling Meadows | Vereinigte Staaten (US)