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Lead Global Accountant

Boston Consulting Group

BCG is a global consultancy with 35+ North America offices that partners with business leaders and society to solve industry-defining challenges.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
The position is a member of the Global Investments, Consolidations, Accounting and Reporting (“GICAR”) team under the direction of the Global Accounting Director. The GICAR team is part of a broader team, the Global Accounting and Control (“GAC”) team that is under the direction of the Global Finance Director & Corporate Controller. The GAC team has 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 globally. The team is responsible for the dissemination of meaningful and accurate financial information on a consolidated basis, as well as on an individual affiliate office basis.

The position is a highly visible role within the global finance organization. The position is responsible for the accounting and reporting of BCG’s external consolidated financial statements in compliance with US GAAP and internal management reporting. The position will focus on preparation and review of the global consolidated financial statements, internal management reporting and forecasting, technical accounting areas including marketable securities and minority investments, and other various accounting/reporting tasks. The position will also be responsibility for assisting the GAC Director, GAC Senior Manager, GAC Managers and other key stakeholders within GAC on several ad-hoc requests/analyses from senior leadership as well as assist with complex global technical accounting matters under US GAAP and IFRS.

The candidate will be a critical resource for the GAC Director as well as leaders within GAC including GICAR, Managing Director and Partner (“MDP”) Accounting, and Revenue Accounting. The candidate with also work closely with teams within other functions in Global Finance including Tax, Treasury, Financial Systems, Global Field Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis.

YOU’RE GOOD AT

Develop an in-depth understanding of BCG’s financial reporting including the consolidated US GAAP financial statements, as well as key performance metrics and business drivers
Preparation of quarterly and annual consolidated US GAAP financial statements including coordination with various cross-functional teams to ensure timely preparation
Manage the annual audit process including coordination with external auditors to provide audit support documentation and technical accounting memos on complex transactions
Perform centralized monthly & quarterly compliance checks for US GAAP & Other Income/Expense reporting
Prepare quarterly global fluctuation analyses and reporting packages
Review affiliate entity financial statements requiring global director approval
Review of affiliate office monthly reporting packages to ensure compliance with BCG’s accounting policies; analyze actual results compared to forecasts and prior year results
Build strong working relationships with the local office finance teams by providing decision support on a variety of accounting and reporting issues
Review and tracking of reconciliations received from affiliate offices
Preparation of other income and expense reconciliations and forecasting
Create, document, and implement internal accounting policies and procedures
Identify opportunities for process improvements and streamlining in existing activities, make recommendations on improvements and lead implementation
Manage monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting and reporting processes for BCG’s portfolio of marketable securities
Preparation of consolidated investment disclosures in the annual consolidated US GAAP financial statements
Assist with forecasting of investment gains/losses for other income and expense reporting
Develop deep knowledge of investment accounting topics and become the global subject matter specialist on these topics; prepare and deliver related training to the global finance community

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)

3-6 years of accounting-related work experience, including experience with US GAAP accounting and financial reporting
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required,
CPA status required, MBA is a plus
Previous experience working in a major public accounting firm is preferred
Previous working experience at a large multinational company within a multi-currency environment, where foreign operations represent a significant portion of consolidated results
Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS, especially in the areas of investments (marketable securities and minority investments)
The ability to operate at a “high level” as well as a “detailed level”
Sound analytical and reporting skills; ability to understand complicated topics, apply critical thinking, apply judgment, and make decisions
Good management judgment, flexibility, and ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; comfortable interacting with peer group, senior leadership, and third-party service providers
Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple changing priorities along with day-to-day responsibilities
Strong work ethics, professional attitude, and reliability
Experience using Oracle based accounting systems including Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle 12R, Oracle Smart View and Oracle Financials is a plus. Knowledge of SAP Business Objects or other comparable systems is a plus
Advanced computer literacy (use of Windows and corresponding software applications including PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
Experience with advanced data analysis/reporting tools a huge plus (i.e., Tableau, Alteryx, Python, etc.)
Travel may be required occasionally

YOU’LL WORK WITH
GAC team members come from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. This position will spend a considerable amount of time working with other teams within GAC including GICAR, MDP Accounting, Revenue Accounting. This position with also work closely with local accounting/finance teams across the world and with teams within other functions in Global Finance including Tax, Treasury, Financial Systems, Global Field Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Effective November 1, 2021, all new US hires must be fully vaccinated or subject to a religious or medical exemption.
two weeks after receiving the final dose of a WHO-approved COVID19 vaccine

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Boston Consulting Group

BCG is a global consultancy with 35+ North America offices that partners with business leaders and society to solve industry-defining challenges.

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