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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Company Information
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. BCG was founded in 1963 and is a privately owned firm with more than 7,000 employees across 85 offices in 48 countries. Integrity, respect for the individual, delivering value, and making an impact on society are just some of BCG's core values. BCG's commitment to both our clients' success and our own standards is what sets BCG apart as a world-class professional services organization. Join BCG - start your career at a company that is consistently ranked as the leader in its field, and is acknowledged as one of the best places to work.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for supporting the Platinion NA system local-office financial operations including: time and billing, timesheet and expense management, case/client management, other cost reporting, and assisting with annual budgeting /re-forecasting process. This position is an integral member of finance team by lending support to Finance Lead to provide reporting and analysis to meet the needs of ongoing business. Under the guidance of Finance Lead, prepares reports and analysis to support the Platinion NA management team.

Job Responsibilities
Time & Billing and Info

* Maintain the T&B system for the Platinion office including: adding/closing projects, employee records (new hires, promos, terms and all other), liaising with HR to insure systems are linked

* Advise applicable staff on new and closed project numbers entered in T&B

* Perform assignment charges corrections and transfers as requested locally and non-locally

* Perform and coordinate both local and non-local absorptions

* Ensures all employee and case related information is entered to accurately record revenue and expenses within tight deadlines

* Processes timesheet/expense reports for external consulting staff; reviews hours to verify appropriate billings

Accounts Payable Management

* Review and code accounts payable invoices, ensuring proper cost classification by client initiative or internal function and expense category

* Address all vendor inquiries

* Support local office cost tracking and reporting my generating RC reports for functional managers and local leadership

Client Service and Support

* Under the guidance of Finance Lead, researches case work activity to explain variances to budget with regards to case economics and to proactively provide status updates to Platinion NA project leads

* Maintains Platinion NA office client case billing files including all proposal letters, contracts and purchase orders

* Under the guidance of Finance Lead, generates clients invoices in Time and Billing System insuring timely and accurate processing

* Audits case project expenses in conjunction with BCG policies and procedures, proactively flag and resolve discrepancies

* Produces reports to facilitate client billings

* Prepares expense breakdowns for client billings

* Maintains local invoice tracking sheet and follows up on open items

* Completes weekly review and reporting of work-in-progress, accounts receivable, collections and absorptions to ensure timely and accurate processing

* Provides project management reporting (system generated and custom) as required

Revenue and Other Cost Reporting and Planning Assistance

* Assists Finance Lead in the monthly preparation of local other cost analysis for office and explains variances

* Conducts monthly audit of expenses and investigates discrepancies

* Assists with billable employee and revenue reporting and planning

Ad-Hoc Reporting

* Completes various reports as needed focusing on business metrics, monthly results, billability, staff time utilization and allocations, case team budgets/run rates and others.

Basic Job Requirements

* Bachelors degree with major in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics

* 1-3 years of accounting and/or finance experience, preferably at a professional services firm

* Excellent PC skills in Excel a must; experience in PowerPoint and other MS office applications desired

* Systems experience in Oracle general ledger, Project management systems, Business Objects, HFM Hyperion and other comparable reporting software tools preferred

* Occasional travel may be required

Key Competencies

* Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks

* Flexibility and ability to work effectively and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

* High degree of integrity, a positive attitude, and an ability to maintain absolute confidentiality

* Must be able to perform successfully in an intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG s values and culture

* Experience working successfully within a complex matrix structured organization is essential

* Ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple labor laws and cultures

Non-discrimination Statement
The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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