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Financial Analyst

| Chicago

The Team: Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company`s infrastructure, the Cloud Services team enables public cloud at scale for our application teams to deploy applications securely, reliably, and in a compliant state. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications to software as a service (SaaS), we push technology`s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals. 

The Role: Morningstar’s Cloud Services team seeks a Cloud Financial Analyst responsible for public cloud expense analysis, reporting, and monitoring. In this role you will provide cost optimization recommendations, ensure cost transparency, and show back to a diverse stakeholder base. The successful candidate will proactively and collaboratively work across the organization to ensure financial success as we adopt public cloud. 

Responsibilities: 
• Perform trend analysis of key public cloud metrics and recommend cost optimizations 
• Collaborate with Finance team on budgeting and forecasting for processes for cloud financials 
• Generate reports and financial models to support ongoing operations and special projects 
• Provide continuous cost transparency using AWS, third party, or custom tools 
• Work closely with cloud consumers to understand new business case requests and perform financial analysis to determine and track budgetary implications. 
• Create and maintain internal financial reporting packages and materials for leadership and stakeholder meetings to drive cost transparency. 

Requirements: 
• Strong organizational and presentation skills 
• Experience with cost management tools 
• Working knowledge of accounting practices and internal controls 
• Experience reporting on KPIs 
• A bachelors’s degree is required 
• Amazon Certified Cloud Practitioner or equivalent knowledge

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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