Finance Associate - Client Accounting

2-4 years
a month ago 25 Applied
Job Description

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.

Our most valuable asset is our people.

At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and

make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about.

ZS Corporate Support teams support the firm's core business operations by operating the internal enterprise. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication-whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

Job Description

Finance Associate - Client Accounting at ZS

We seek afinancial professional for a Finance Analyst/Client Accounting role in our Pune, India office.This entry-level position provides new or recent graduates with an excellent foundation in financial management within a multi-office business environment. As a Client Accounting Analyst, you will be an instrumental part of the Client Accounting team supporting our projects and client teams, providing a full range of financial management support from project setup through final delivery to our clients. You will be an instrumental part of our team working closely with project managers.

  • Contact commercial customers regarding overdue accounts (revenue collection, insufficient payment follow-up, payment disputes and query resolutions)
  • Investigate and resolve customer billing and other account discrepancies causing non-payment (jointly with billing team)
  • Maintain weekly AR aging report within SAP to allow thorough client follow-up
  • Prepare periodic dashboards/management reports to track collection progress escalate unpaid accounts
  • Process global customer remittances (invoice and payment reconciliation, posting payments to correct G/L accounts) and non-invoice transactions (rebates and cash-on-account)
  • Download bank statements and reports (EDI) daily reconcile statements and transactions
  • Prepare rolling monthly Cash Application report for management
  • Ensure compliance with firm policies
  • Complete ad-hoc requests from project managers.


  • B. Com with a strong record of academic success (60% minimum)
  • 2to4 years of relevant A/R or collections work experience, IT Industry experience preferred
  • Experience with SAP Finance modules, knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Strong computer skills (advanced MS Excel functions, MS Word proficiency)
  • Able to maintain a positive and professional demeanor when working with difficult customers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills effective listening and good telephone skills
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
  • Motivation, personal initiative and strong team/interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytic skills and problem-solving ability
  • Proven attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent time management skills able to obtain desired results with key accounts.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, rapidly-changing environment.

Perks & Benefits:

ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections

Considering applying

At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

To Complete Your Application:

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment.

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ZS Associates is a management consulting and professional services firm focusing on consulting, software, and technology, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois that provides services for clients in healthcare, private equity, and technology. The firm was founded in 1983 by two professors at Northwestern University who developed sales force alignment models using the world&#8217&#x3B;s first personal-computer-aided territory mapping system. ZS continues to offer sales force alignment service to this day, in addition to a range of professional services, many of which are supported by advanced analytics.
The firm employs more than 10,000 employees [6] in 25 offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.