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Financial Analyst

at The Boston Consulting Group

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 437142

Job Description

WHAT YOU'LL DO
BCG is a $6 billion global management consulting firm with over 16,000 staff across more than 90 offices in 50 countries.We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their organizations.
 
BCG’s Great Lakes office system is a multi-hundred million dollar business consisting of three offices:  Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis.  The Great Lakes Finance Team provides system leadership with analysis and reporting to make informed strategic decisions on running, growing, and improving the business.  In addition, the team also provides exemplary finance decision support to several hundred staff in the Great Lakes region.
 
We also partner with colleagues across BCG’s worldwide operations and the firm’s corporate office.  As a result, members of the team receive significant exposure to the overall business and develop networks and working relationships across the organization.
 
The analyst will quickly take on significant responsibility and receive frequent exposure to senior customers, including client service partners and Great Lakes leadership.
 
This position will play a key role in managing the financial aspects of client cases, including:
  • Evaluating case economics, including project budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and variance analysis
  • Ensuring revenue is recognized in line with expectations and accounting standards
  • Overseeing adherence to BCG client contracting standards
  • Providing impactful client project management, support, reporting, and analysis
  • Tightly managing DSO through timely invoicing and collection of accounts receiveable 
The analyst will also assist with management reporting and analysis for Great Lakes leadership and client service partners, including:
  • Analyzing revenue trends and identifying key drivers
  • Reviewing utilization and deployment of consulting resources
  • Analyzing composition of client portfolio and mix
  • Evaluating economics of client relationships, pricing of services, and risk-sharing arrangements


Job ID
8371BR

WHO WE ARE
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. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with offices in more than 90 cities in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com.

YOUR EMPLOYEE TYPE IS
Regular

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, or Math
     
  • 2-3 years of finance-related experience ideal
     
  • Prior experience in a professional services environment a plus  


YOUR JOB TYPE IS
Full time

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Benefits and Culture:
BCG has consistently ranked in the Top 5 of Fortune’s list of Best Companies to Work For over the last eight years.  We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees. BCG supports a culture focusing on professional development, including offering our employees access to world class trainings through our Learning at BCG platform and 100% tuition reimbursement for relevant courses and certifications.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
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, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws. In addition, as a federal government contractor, BCG maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations. BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

COUNTRY
United States

CITY
Chicago

JOB FAMILY
Finance

YOU'RE GOOD AT
  • Managing and taking ownership for all financial aspects of case management
     
  • Completing and responding to ad hoc requests in a timely manner
     
  • Tracking, validating, and maintaining client files and data
     
  • Creating and evolving insightful, efficient reporting in response to business needs
     
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of business partners, including other local office functions, internal teams across BCG, and the firm’s corporate office
     
  • Teaming with multiple stakeholder groups to ensure efficient financial processes
     
  • Ensuring adoption of finance policies and highlighting potential risks
     
  • Supporting regional leadership and other key customers by performing analysis and effectively communicating key takeaways and recommendations
     
  • Providing training to internal customers
     
  • Performing other duties as assigned or required


JOB TITLE
Financial Analyst