Analyst- Business Operations & Strategy

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Naperville | US-IL-Lincolnshire | US-IL-Tinley Park
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Position Summary:

The Business Analyst contributes to the overall financial performance of Wipfli LLP by demonstrating basic industry and technical knowledge and analytical support to evaluate current and future business strategies and outcomes to geographic market, industry, merger & acquisition, marketing and sales leaders, collectively growth leaders.  Is responsible for management reporting, collaborating with the Office of the Managing Partner and information technology leaders on Growth Portfolio initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, and supporting the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes.  Delivers necessary analysis to inform the problem-solving process.


  • Builds successful partnerships with key internal customers and cross-functional teams.
  • Prepares analytical reviews of operating performance and completes other ad-hoc reports and projects.
  • Analyzes and communicates trends in financial and business operations.
  • Prepares dashboards and maintains operational monitoring tools.
  • Assists with budget preparation and financial planning processes.
  • Prepares and analyzes financial and operational forecasts for various business units including potential merger opportunities.
  • Analyzes the business problem by gathering stakeholder information to specify requirements (technical, data, visual, delivery mechanism) for business solutions. Estimates development effort and related timeline.
  • Designs, builds, tests, validates, and implements data solutions that deliver actionable insights through visualizations. 
  • Equips key stakeholders and leaders with data and analysis to make informed decisions to improve performance.
  • Educates stakeholders on tool utilization and interpretation of data.
  • Manages scope, tasks, and resources to meet defined timelines. Escalates issues or barriers when appropriate.
  • Writes and maintains clear, concise requirement documents, reports, standards, plans, analysis, and specifications including metadata supporting data governance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, statistics, business administration, or related field.
  • Up to five years of experience in finance, data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting with business and technical teams.
  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly, and communicating your ideas to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to balance multiple simultaneous projects and manage own time appropriately to meet all stakeholder and team need in a timely manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with the Microsoft 365 Suite of projects including Power BI, other reporting and visualization tools, and database query tools.
  • Experience with Financial, Performance & Analysis platforms is a plus.

Victoria Spencer, from our recruiting team, will be guiding you through this process. Visit her LinkedIn page to connect! 


Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. 


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