Asset Verification Data Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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We are looking for a Data Analyst to conduct independent confirmations of financial data directly with various people, including examiners at a federal agency.  Our Asset Verification unit is located in multiple client offices across the country but this role would be based in Chicago, IL.

What you will be doing

  • Assisting examination staff in reviewing accounts and performing statistical sampling routines to derive representative samples of accounts
  • Reviewing, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting records and financial statements of firms being examined
  • Reconciling reports and financial data and identifying inconsistencies, irregularities, errors, and potential fraudulent activity
  • Performing asset confirmations per end user requirements using Microsoft Office software and a commercial-off-the-self (COTS) product
  • Providing input and guidance on best practices/user guides for the asset verification process including improvements to the account verification tool to enhance its effectiveness and user-friendliness

What you need to be considered for this role (required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite of products with intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Experience analyzing large amount of data in proper manner
  • Experience generating clear and insightful reports with charts, graphs, and prose for the benefit of financial, legal, and/or enforcement personnel
  • Excellent customer service/communications skills
  • Willingness to go above and beyond the usual to get at the underlying behavior behind financial data
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship (and willingness to undergo a background investigation)

About Us

Ascella Technologies, Inc. (Ascella) is a minority-owned, Small Business that was founded in 2002 with the mission to deliver value-added services and technology-based solutions that generate real results for Federal agencies. Since our founding, Ascella has provided a wide range of financial management, accounting, system, data analytics, optimization, Agile, and IT support services to various Federal agencies.
 
Ascella is continuously growing and looking for team members that can help us continue to deliver value-added technology-based solutions. Ascella’s continued success is a reflection of our passion for people.  We hire individuals with valuable experiences, and we strive to place people in roles that let them fully utilize their talents and flourish.  With Ascella, “Your Success is Our Commitment”.

What makes Ascella employees great

  • Innovative Thinkers: From small suggestions to large goals, employee voices are heard and acknowledged.  We encourage employees to come up with creative ideas and give everyone the opportunity to help us define how we do things.  You will have the opportunity to solve real business problems and be challenged to come up with innovative solutions.
  • Lifelong learners: We value lifelong learners who are excited about professional development and personal growth.  At Ascella, employees are part of a company and a culture that encourages continuous improvement of both the organization and our employees.  You will work in a collaborative environment with an experienced, highly capable team that learns from each other, and you will be both challenged and supported in your efforts to learn and grow.
  • Customer-Centric: Ascella is committed to complete customer satisfaction on every project.  Our employees provide our customers with excellent service, proactively coming up with solutions to current and anticipated needs.  The customer experience is an integral part of our mission and values, and you will work alongside people who are focused and dedicated to the commitment of customer satisfaction. 
  • Open Communicators: Transparency and communication are important to us at Ascella.  We have an “open door” policy, and our employees ask questions and share information on a regular basis.  We believe in aligning employee work with overall company objectives and being open about our strategic plan and what we are trying to achieve.  We encourage regular feedback and appreciate employee input on what’s working and what’s not so we can initiate discussions about how to improve our processes.
  • Inclusive: At Ascella, we encourage and embrace diversity in our workforce.  We are committed to being an inclusive organization where all employees feel valued, respected, and engaged.  Our employees have an array of talents, ideas, and experiences that help foster creativity and innovation and drive our success.