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Southeast System Finance Director (System Head of Finance)
Boston Consulting Group Roswell, GA (Onsite) Full-Time
WHAT YOU'LL DOThe Southeast (SE) System Head of Finance (HoF) is a senior leadership position within the SE system with reporting lines to the North America regional CFO and SE System leader. Key aspects of the role include: Serve as strategic thought partner to System Leader and leadership team on all aspects of running and growing the system; provide decision-support to the system leadership team on critical topics Lead all aspects of local finance for the system (e.g. P&L oversight, capacity planning, forecasting, investments, cost management) Interface with regional team (Commercial Finance, FP&A, Finance Operations and Accounting) to execute on financial plan and change agenda Evaluate lead flow, pipeline, wins / loss analysis and backlog, continuously manage demand forecast revisions and drivers for outlook Manage risk within the system (commercial and operational) Implement firm policies and procedures Manage local finance staff Drive and support broader global and regional finance transformation agenda (including shared service migration) Help drive regional and global finance initiatives, including ClientView adoption, BI&A (business intelligence and analytics) migration, shared services, policy harmonization, etc. The Southeast System is one of 7 newly formed North America Systems, consisting of 6 offices: Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Mexico City and Monterrey. The HoF is a part of the Southeast system leadership team as well as the NA Finance leadership team. The HoF provides FP&A and decision support to SE system leadership, office leadership, system consulting and business services team. The HOF will interact regularly with Managing Directors and Partners (MDPs) and other members of senior consulting staff. The NA Finance function is structured around 3 pillars: FP&A and Decision Support (regional and system), Commercial Finance support (regional) and Finance Accounting and Operations (FAO, regional and global). The HoF will be responsible for FP&A and Decision Support for the SE leadership team. The HoF will also need to interface and team effectively with regional finance teams (FP&A, Commercial Finance and FAO), as well as other functional teams including Recruiting, Talent Management, People Team, etc. The Finance function at BCG is undergoing a fundamental transformation – in systems and data, reporting, organization structure, and service delivery. The HoF will be responsible for evolving our system finance capability from one of reporting and controllership, to one of decision support and strategic insight. The ability to drive change is essential as we work to evolve the role and capabilities of our Finance teams to meet the needs of the business. We have ambitious growth plans and a meaningful commercial agenda, the HoF will be critical to the sustainable growth of the system. The expectation is that this will be filled as a Director commensurate with experience and capability set.YOU'RE GOOD ATDecision support, strategic / financial oversight: Manage system level P&L and forecast across all aspects of local P&L Support leadership to develop and execute short, mid, longer term system strategy Act as business partner to SE system leadership, office leadership, local MDP group, and Business Service Team leadership. Provide insight and analysis to support SE leadership in running the business Develop and monitor key metrics of business performance and make recommendations for action to leadership Actively participate in system leadership meetings Own the analysis & reporting to support effective management of the business, and improve it as the system evolves and grows Capacity and cost management:Lead consultant capacity planning process Coordinate and manage consultant capacity on monthly basis. This requires stakeholder management across many functions and varying levels of the organization. Lead the production and analysis for annual operational budgets and forecasts in accordance with regional and global guidelines, business trends and line management Work with Business Services Directors across system to develop the most efficient support model for estimate and plan process Lead comparison and analysis of cost across the offices and look for opportunities to improve efficiency and create consistency Look for opportunities to improve reporting to support the effective management of the business, particularly as it evolves and grows Deployment, investments and demand forecasting:Assist leadership in reviewing investments, ensuring high ROI choices Work in close partnership with Talent Management team to consistently convert deployment to revenue Monitor commercial pipeline, wins and backlog to ensure alignment between commercial agenda and people agenda Develop and manage system-based demand forecast (short and mid-term) Drive proper review, best practice sharing, monitoring, and accounting of Value Based Pricing and Commercial Investment Tracking across cases, and advise system leadership on investment economics and tradeoffs Interface with NA commercial finance support team for purposes of accurately reflecting commercial activity into local deployment plans and demand forecasts Team Development:Manage, train, develop SE finance team (currently 3 team members) Drive cohesive best practices, identify gaps in SE team capabilities, own team roles and responsibilities, and drive optimal resource deployment Set general direction for training, development, and mentorship across the system finance function Other Responsibilities:Actively participate in regional Finance leadership team and activities Support global Finance transformation, Masterchef (ERP) implementation, while meeting current needs of the business Establish and foster close ties with other system Heads of Finance and regional finance leadership to better drive best practices and operational excellence Ensure proper risk compliance and mitigation standards are in place across the offices, manage local risk audit and monitoring processes Work with finance leads across the system to ensure proper monitoring of buildout/capex financials is in place YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance MBA preferred 10+ years of experience in financial analysis/planning or general accounting 5+ years of managerial experience preferred Experience in a professional services environnent a plus Good working knowledge of personal computer systems and above average competency in spreadsheet programs, utilizing a windows environment (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Business Objects, Oracle) Excellent communication and organizational skills Strong knowledge of principles, procedures, and practices of general accounting Key Competencies:Provide leadership, establish trust and credibility amongst all levels Establish a meaningful seat at the table with senior leadership, effectively communicate business implications and insights drawn from financial data Communicate well with all levels of staff; display customer service oriented behavior Drive change Attention to detail, well organized and able to set priorities Strong analytical ability and ability to use data to tell a story Ability to work effectively under narrow time limitation to produce accurate result Dependable and cooperative team player Good judgment in dealing with workflow and uncertain situations Ability to analyze and present data in a meaningful way Handle situations with poise, understanding and tact Ability to respect all BCG information as personal and confidentialYOU'LL WORK WITHMembers of our finance team are responsible for preserving the intellectual capital, assets, and integrity of BCG. We make a decisive impact on the firm’s direction, performance, and risk-management models. Finance jobs include accounting and reporting, planning and analysis, tax and treasury, financial systems, payroll, and executive compensation.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONVaccine mandate:Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US& Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law. Compensation Information:Total compensation for this role includes base salary, annual discretionary performance bonus, contributions to BCG’s Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (PSRF), and a market leading benefits package described below. At BCG, we are committed to offering a comprehensive benefit program that includes everything our employees and their families need to be well and live life to the fullest. We pay the full cost of medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees – and their eligible family members.* That’s zero dollars in premiums taken from employee paychecks. All of our plans provide best in class coverage: Zero dollar ($0) health insurance premiums for BCG employees, spouses, and children Low $5 (USD) copays for trips to the doctor, urgent care visits and prescriptions for generic drugs Dental coverage, including up to $5,000 in orthodontia benefits Vision insurance with coverage for both glasses and contact lenses annually Reimbursement for gym memberships and other fitness activities Fully vested Profit Sharing Retirement Fund contributions made annually, whether you contribute or not, plus the option for employees to make personal contributions to a 401(k) plan Paid Parental Leave and other family benefits such as elective egg freezing, surrogacy, and adoption reimbursement Generous paid time off including 12 holidays per year, an annual office closure between Christmas and New Years, and 15 vacation days per year (earned at 1.25 days per month) Paid sick time on an as needed basis *Employees, spouses, and children are covered at no cost. Employees share in the cost of domestic partner coverage.
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