Position Description

Financial Analyst
Location Chicago, IL
Job Code 195
# of openings 1
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are looking for a Financial Analyst. This position will perform Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) duties to support the company, interacting with the leadership team on reporting, forecasts, budgets and variance analysis.


  • Support the Senior Director of Finance and CFO with planning, developing, controlling operating budgets and quarterly forecast updates.
  • Provide analytical support for leadership team, along with other ad-hoc requests as needed, including development of comprehensive financial models and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Perform variance analysis of key drivers vs. plan and forecast.
  • Perform data analysis and help identify expense reduction opportunities.
  • Analyze profitability of operating divisions, and make recommendations to improve performance.
  • Create revenue and expense projections.
  • Special financial analysis projects as requested.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as delegated.


  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to interpret financial and operational data, and inform scenario planning and forecasting.
  • A strong attention to detail, capabilities to organize and prioritize workload, manage time productively and meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency with ERP systems. Microsoft Dynamics preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in utilizing spreadsheet software including pivot tables, formulas and dashboards.as well as advanced user in Microsoft Excel and proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

EXPERIENCE:  Candidate must have 3-5 years of Financial Analysis experience. Experience in public broadcasting media preferred.  

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related major.

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