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Financial Management, Senior Associate
Grant Thornton's Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.
The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the 4 quadrants under the Financial Management umbrella: 1) Finance Transformation, 2) Cost and Performance Management, 3) Financial Operations, and 4) Shared Services. Adapting to a constantly changing business environment requires efficient finance functions with the right technology and protocols in place that not only complete the task at hand, but also report out information that is useful to the business. Our Financial Management practice can help clients transform their finance and operations functions, both process-related and reporting, as well as design and implement sustainable models that streamline operations and comply with business needs. Projects for the Financial Management ABL will include business process analysis, requirements definition efforts for remediating gaps, cost and cycle time analysis/remediation, and the communication and change management required to ensure success. These initiatives will look beyond just control points and focus on Finance Process Optimization changes that achieve necessary business transformation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform detailed analysis to identify opportunities for improvement and design effective solutions for a variety of client issues
Utilize various data collection techniques, selecting the appropriate method and prioritization to fit project objectives and deliverables, and applying established analytical models to evaluate data, costs and benefits
Utilize and continuously learn new technologies to collaborate with team members and enhance service delivery
Demonstrate and build skills related to Grant Thornton's core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility, in order to provide our clients with distinctive client service and high quality project delivery
Write and present reports that communicate and document the results of work performed
Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans.
Participate in other business development activities as appropriate, such as development of whitepapers, attending conferences, and/or contributing to thought leadership material
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required. A Master's degree is a plus.
2-6 years in a consulting role serving cross-industry clients at a national level, or relative Finance function role(s) within industry. Data analytics skills a plus.
CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA or CISM license/certification.
PMP or process/six-sigma preferred
Strong analytical skills and ability to perform quantitative analysis and develop business cases
Process analysis, Reporting & Business Intelligence, Data Analysis & Reconciliation.
Working knowledge of Close-the-books, Chart-of-Accounts, Financial Planning and Analysis & Financial Benchmarking
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed
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