Finance Specialist - Finance Business Partnership

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Hybrid, Remote
Full Time
Organization Type
ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.Our most valuable asset is our people. At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are andmake us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about.

ZS's Corporate Enterprise Functionsoperate the firm's core internal functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication-whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

The Finance team is responsible for all ZS financial matters, including financial business partnering, project accounting, planning, analysis, reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and tax.


We seek an experienced finance professionalto join our East Asia finance team in Pune India. Successful candidateswill be an instrumental part of the global Finance Business Partnering (FBP) team, providing strategic analysis and insight to client teams, which will aid in influencing actions that steer the firm in the direction of profitability.

This role requires an individual to possess a strong foundation in financial management as well as the ability to leverage a consultative approach in order to build credibility with business leaders. You will be working closely with Finance colleagues, Principals and our project delivery teams.

  • Support the firm in its goal to drive and improve performance in line with strategic plans.
  • Work with FBP Team leads in supporting Client facing Principals and Project Management Teams to ensure financial success of our client engagements.
  • Support with regular reporting and analysis, as well as conducting proactive analysis on financial status and outlook.
  • Explain key findings, highlight areas of concern and variances to senior finance and business stakeholders.
  • Engage effectively with project teams and finance colleagues at all levels to identify and resolve any financial issues relating to a particular client or the region.
  • Support with cost and pricing estimation and reviews during the selling process.
  • Understand cost drivers to aid client leads in improving profitability for a practice area or the region overall.
  • Support with creation and maintenance of detailed forecasts for revenue, cost, and profit, including pipeline tracking/business development support.
  • Increase the awareness of good financial management practices across the firm.

  • BA/BS degree in Finance or closely related field, or Finance qualification such as CA,ACA,ACCA, CIMA etc required, advanced degree welcomed
  • At least 7+ years' experience in financial analysis supporting internal business units or stakeholders (project-based industry preferred but not essential)
  • Expertise using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational and task management skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially and a willingness to dive down into the details.
  • Ability to partner closely with senior leaders while retaining objective and professional finance perspective.
  • High motivation, strong work ethic and personal initiative.
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, working in teams.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, ability to establish relationships with stakeholders.
  • Close attention to detail,coupled with good judgment to know when to challenge practices or assumptions.
  • High energy and motivation, with a commitment to quality client service.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain agile in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
Perks & Benefits:ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.Considering applyingAt ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.To Complete Your Application:Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment. NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.Find Out More At:
Skills: Financial Analysis, cost drivers , Analysis, Planning, Accounts Receivable, Profit, Variances, Business Development, consultative approach , Revenue, Accounts Payable, Reporting, Profitability, Tax, General Ledger, Cost, Project Accounting, Financial Management, Forecasting, Strategic Analysis

Experience: 7.00-9.00 Years