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Senior Financial Analyst 10/10/2017

Boston Consulting Group New York, NY

Location
New York, NY
AJE Ref #
579720005
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
5159BR
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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As a key member of the New York Finance Team, the Senior Financial Analyst will provide analysis and reporting to assist in managing case budget and office economics/key performance metrics.The individual will understand drivers of the business, and provide senior leadership with accurate, timely and relevant information. Will play a key role in managing the financial aspects of individual client cases.

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Basic Job Requirements

* Bachelor's in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business

* A minimum of 4-6 years of finance-related experience

* Experience in professional services environment a plus

Key Competencies

* Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and judgment

* Proactive, self-starter with a high level of initiative and resourcefulness

* Comfort with ambiguity and ability to effectively multi-task, make tradeoffs, take initiative, and prioritize within a fast-paced, demanding environment

* Collaborative team-player with strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to cooperate with people at all levels and build positive, lasting relationships

* Creates positive and productive work environment and values contribution of others

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Conscientiousness, attention to detail, and attentiveness to accuracy

* Ability to perform effectively under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude

* Commitment to improving and learning new topics and skills; receptive to feedback

* Ability to structure, plan, manage, and prioritize projects effectively

* Responsiveness, initiative, and orientation toward service and business needs

* Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint (ability to train staff on intermediate level)

* Experience with Business Objects or HFM a plus

Non-discrimination StatementThe 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

Job Responsibilities

* Ensure case financials are accurately projected and provide all necessary deliverables in managing the cases

* Support New York office leadership team and other key customers by performing analysis and effectively communicating key takeaways and recommendations on key performance metrics

* Collaborate with a wide variety of business partners, including local offices, NE system, regional / global finance, practice areas, and others

* Create and drive the adoption of improved financial processes and policies through teaming with multiple stakeholder groups

* Complete ad hoc requests and perform other duties as needed in a timely manner

* Provide support/transparency to client contracting including database support

* Provide leverage to Risk roadmapping initiatives

* Own and manage initiatives and budgets from start to finish

Specific duties include:

* Client Service and Support

* Act as main contact for case economics on locally hosted projects

* Lead WIP and DSO management with stakeholders

* Provide budget analysis, fees and expense forecasting and estimates-to-complete as required

* Provide pricing analysis and support

* Manage accounts receivable / collections on specific clients

* Support Client development managers on reporting, ad hoc as needed

* Vendor and subcontractor management

* Other ad hoc client reporting, analysis and performance management

* Support client contracting repository with focus on risk mitigation

* Understand contracts for proper structure setup and communication to stakeholders

* Create and iterate with stakeholders on invoices

* Develop BO and BIR queries to support evolution of business and cases

* Review and highlight case expense exceptions

* Office Budget, Planning and Analysis

* Support annual operational budgets and forecasts in accordance with regional and global guidelines, business trends and line management

* Support Responsibility Center budgets and forecasts in conjunction with functional groups

* Support pyramid / capacity planning process and measures actuals against objectives

* Support revenue projections, tracking and variance analysis

* Support investment tracking and analysis as needed

* Reporting and Analysis for local office:

* Prepare financial reports and analysis to support business objectives

* Act as a thought partner for local partner group to help lead business forward on multiple dimensions

* Act as finance liaison for functional managers

* Prepare materials/content on key financial metrics and present to local leadership group as required

* Ensure proper training and coordinate with case management on financials

* Build financial system expertise, local development of financial applications, policies and procedures to ensure financial integrity and controls

* Support NE Finance system with reporting and other initiatives in collaboration with NE colleagues

* Time and Expense

* Liaise with staffing on specific case leakage and consultant staffing assignments coordinate with affiliate offices on codes, duration, adjustments and investments

* Periodic audit of timesheet and expense claims in conjunction with BCG policies

* Local Accounting

* Create and manage internal controls on staff within T&B and other internal systems; Manage in parallel with pyramid / capacity planning process

* Manage case code accounting both financially and systemically

* Maintain process to ensure all monthly recurring invoices are paid timely

* Work with US General Ledger team and Global Accounting & Control on the monthly and annual closing of books