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Overview of the opportunity:
As a member of the Finance organization and under the guidance of the Director of Finance – Advisory, the Financial Analyst (FA) – Management Consulting oversees the financial operations of the 6 service lines and 35 profit centres of the Management Consulting (MC) practice across Canada. The role includes recognition, valuation, accuracy and completeness of the Business Unit’s financial results and balance sheet, with growing revenue currently of up to $250 million, and the management oversight of WIP and AR balances for 70 to 80 partners, to ensure timely billing and collection. Key relationships include Business Unit Leader, Director of Finance, MC Leadership Team and MC Finance Operations Manager.
What you will do:
As a member of the Business Unit Leadership team, work as a resource and advisor and identify and present long-term or short-term financial and business issues based on current and forecasted trends and recommend solutions to the BUL, BU Leadership, MC Finance Operations Manager and Director of Finance.
Prepare monthly financial statements, estimates, KPIs, summaries/dashboards and other financial analysis and management reports for the BU. Review and analyze those results to ensure accuracy and compliance, and provide explanations of variances from budget, last year and most recent forecast and of large or unusual transactions. Create executive summaries and dashboards for the BU leadership and the Director of Finance to understand the key operational drivers and identify areas for focus.
Assist in business planning and prepare the annual financial budgets using input from the BU leadership team, the Director of Finance – Advisory, National Finance and others.
Responsible for the management oversight of WIP and AR balances through regular review and interpretation of exception reports and the reporting of findings to BUL, BU leadership and Director of Finance. Report and follow-up on balances at risk, compliance with policies with respect to share-and-share alike, realization and profitability variances, closeouts with large impacts and review the integrity of the data. This would include reviewing the proper coding of engagement business area, profit centre, service codes and estimated fees and provide guidance for the setup of complex engagements and transactions.
Prepare or coordinate various financial analysis with respect to account balances or transaction activity, including specific balance sheet accounts, and prepare journal entries as required. Coordinate the general ledger upload of journal entries for the BU from various Administrative or Finance staff and provide assistance and information as required for quarterly and annual Finance reporting packages as they relate to Management Consulting.
Interact with and build relationships with other BES group members providing advice and information in areas such as BU statistics, Billings and Collections, recruitment needs, expense coding and Finance policies and procedures in general.
Lead or actively participate in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures or special projects in Finance or the financial aspect of such in initiatives within the business.
What you bring to this role:
Accounting designation CPA or equivalent and accounting management experience, preferably in a professional services environment.
A finance professional with at least 5 - 7 years’ experience with strong experience in variance analysis
Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills - the candidate should be able to quickly establish strong relationships with stakeholder individuals and groups at all levels across KPMG
Ability to work under tight deadlines and report to multiple stakeholders
Strong written and verbal communication skills a must
Experience of the above in a large, matrix environment is advantageous.
Keys to your success:
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (emphasis on pivot tables and processing large amounts of data quickly)
Advanced skills in PowerPoint
Experience with SAP or Hyperion an asset
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Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters
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