Careers At Central States Trucking

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Financial Analyst

Department: CST
Location: Oak Brook, IL


Company Overview: 

At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. our mission is simple: first class service…best-in-class performance. As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain. 

As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 

Position: Financial Analyst  

Job Description: 

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience in an Accounting or Finance role within a small or medium sized company. Experience in transportation services, distribution, or manufacturing is strongly desired. The Financial Analyst is one of 5 members on the Accounting / Finance Department team, and will report directly to the V.P. – Finance 

Core Responsibilities & Duties:  

  • Performing General Ledger activities
  •  Monthly closing procedures, journal entries, reconciliations
  •  Financial Statements
  •  Assist with weekly metric reporting
  •  Financial Statement Analysis
  •  Yield Management Analysis (Margin Analysis)
  •  Assist with Annual Operating Plan
  •  Assist with Quarterly Forecasts
  •  Other projects as assigned
  •  Perform other related duties as required and assigned 


  •  5+ years of accounting experience
  •  Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  •  CPA certification is desired
  •  Experience in transportation services, distribution, or manufacturing is preferred
  •  Knowledge of GAAP and other accounting concepts and experience in their application
  •  Highly organized, strong attention to detail
  •  Strong work ethic, high integrity
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Knowledge of reporting tools & other MIS tools
  •  Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  •  All applicants are subject to criminal background investigation  


  •  Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  •  Interpersonal skills necessary to build effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization
  •  Strong organization, prioritization, project management and consulting skill set
  •  General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
  •  Excellent communication and problem solving skills  

Position is located in the western suburbs of Chicago 

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.  


 Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer

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