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Finance and Administration

Financial Analyst II

Apply now Job no: 498753 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL Capability Area: Finance


NORC at the University of Chicago, an objective and non-partisan research organization with more than 75 years of leadership in data collection, program evaluation, data analysis, and information dissemination, seeks a Financial Analyst to join the Corporate Finance team. The Financial Analyst will provide on-going support to Corporate Finance functions, budget monitoring, forecasting and modeling, government compliance, and reviewing/auditing  pricing for proposals. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in finance, accounting, analysis, experience in working with government contracts and grants, and must be able to work both independently and in concert with the corporate finance team.

As a condition of employment, all NORC employees and contractors must be fully vaccinated.


NORC’s Financial Management and Analysis department plays a pivotal role across the entire NORC ecosystem. Members of the team ensure that NORC’s financial management functions are fully aligned and integrated so we can support NORC’s work to provide trustworthy data to decision-makers around the world. The FM&A department directly supports research departments and projects, and works closely with the other administrative departments, particularly the Accounting and Finance and Contracts and Grants, to navigate the complex government regulatory environment.

  • Providing support to Senior Vice President/Controller and Senior Manager of Financial Planning, performing in–depth financial analysis of revenue, expenses, and other financial operating metrics
  • Supporting Corporate Finance, reviewing outgoing proposal budgets, insuring government compliance (MOBIS, SCA, etc.), and other proposal budgeting process responsibilities
  • Effectively handling several different assignments simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related subject is required.  
  • At least three years of experience in a position with similar responsibilities in corporate financial management or a related area is preferred
  • Strong skills in budget development, forecasting, financial modeling, and analysis
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Intermediate skills in the use of other computer software, such Deltek’s Costpoint, Semfin’s Focuspoint, or Data Cubes
  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication, time management, and setting priorities to meet all project and proposal needs in a timely fashion
  • Strong skills in conceptualization, including skills in the development of work breakdown structures
  • Strong detail orientation and ability to work effectively and productively under extreme time pressures
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks under time pressure while maintaining accuracy and close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently


  • Strong Understanding of compliance under government contracts and grants
  • Strong Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal Administrative Regulations, and Federal Uniform Guidance preferred
  • Strong Understanding of federal government proposal and pricing requirements
  • Strong Understanding of project management



NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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