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Lead Global Accountant

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Job Description:

What you will doAs a Lead Global Accountant, you will be a member of the Global Accounting and Control ("GAC") team under the direction of the Global Accounting and Controlling Director. The GAC team has a various responsibilities including consolidating and reporting BCG's financial information on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. In addition, GAC is responsible for establishing and communicating various accounting policies and procedures. The team is responsible for the dissemination of meaningful, accurate financial information on a consolidated basis, as well as on an individual affiliate office basis.

In this role, you will work in the Global Consolidation and Reporting team. The team works collaboratively to prepare BCG s internal and external financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP and BCG s accounting policies. The team is also responsible for setting standards of reporting on actual results to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders. Strong accounting knowledge and problem solving skills are critical in this role. In addition, the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner is important as there is significant interaction with local finance teams in affiliate offices. In this position you will have significant interaction with other functions in Global Services including Treasury, Tax, Global Field Operations and Finance Systems.

WHO WE AREBCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world s best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible and unlocking your potential to advance the world.

Our team called Global Services (GS) provides corporate support to business areas such as Finance, Legal, HR, Marketing and IT. This diverse team of experts, operators and specialists represent all levels from Partner to entry level staff, operating across the globe in multiple countries. Global Services is in short, the backbone of BCG.

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)

* Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required; CPA/Chartered Accountant designation preferred, MBA a plus

* 8+ years of accounting-related work experience; a combination of public accounting and work in an accounting role within a multinational company preferred

* Operational accounting experience including the recording of transactions for statutory, US GAAP and management financial reporting as well as the consolidation of financial data

* Experience in a multi- currency environment where foreign operations represent a significant portion of the financial results preferred

* Sound analytical skills; the ability to understand the business reasons behind key movements in actual results vs. prior year and forecasts

* Strong interpersonal skills required

* Experience using Oracle based accounting systems including Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle R12, Oracle Smart View, Oracle Financials and SAP Business Objects or other comparable systems is a plus

* International travel may be required occasionally, for short periods of time

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONBCG s Business Services Team (BST) is the operational heart of our business and is invaluable to our success. Within BST, functions support Local offices and Regional jurisdictions. Global and centralized initiatives sit with Global Services (GS), a network of 1000 + professionals in 30 countries though the majority of GS staff sit in hub cities eg Boston, New Delhi, London, Munich and Madrid.

Global Services (GS) consists of a varied range of functions providing corporate support of BCG's business and strategic priorities for example, Finance, Legal, HR, Marketing, IT, Risk, Partner Services and more. This diverse team of experts, operators and specialists represent all levels from Partner to entry level Staff, operating across the globe in multiple countries.

Global Services rapid growth and expansion over the last few years has created a need for strong operations management, governance and leadership to better enable Global Services to support BCG s world class Consulting & Knowledge and Analytics divisions. Global Services is in short the backbone of BCG and our ability grow apace with the other divisions and to continue to attract and develop top talent, directly impacts the entire Group.

YOU'RE GOOD AT

* Develop an in-depth understanding of BCG's financial reporting including the financial metrics and the consolidated US GAAP financial statements, as well as key performance metrics and business drivers

* Review monthly management reporting and quarterly US GAAP financial statement packages from the affiliate offices to ensure compliance with BCG accounting policies and US GAAP; analyze actual results compared to forecasts and prior year results

* Work with team members to facilitate the consolidation of financial data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

* Build strong working relationships with the local office finance teams by providing decision support on a variety of accounting and reporting issues

* Develop deep knowledge of various accounting topics and become the global subject matter specialist on these topics; prepare and deliver related training to the global finance community

* Participate in cross functional project teams on a variety of business issues; provide accounting point of view to these project teams and participate in the implementation of changes

* Conduct office visits and provide additional accounting support and training to local finance teams as required

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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.

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