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Managing Consultant- Finance Transformatoin

  • Job Ref: 8673
  • New York
  • Accounting and Finance

Responsibilities

  • Helps to identify, assess, and analyze business challenges within the Finance and Accounting organization requiring in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Reviews clients’ current close documentation and engages the close team, defines future state process, and advises on best practices for close management
  • Contributes knowledge and best practices of key accounting related business processes (e.g., Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, Financial Close, etc.)  
  • Opportunities to support various Business Transformation projects including (but not limited to): system strategy and selection, process or finance improvement and optimization, operations performance improvement, change management, program or project management, data analytics, business analysis
  • Holds team accountable and drives change through effective project management
  • Assesses and escalates project issues, risks, or conflicts to leadership and suggests resolutions
  • Proactively partners with CrossCountry Consulting’s leadership team on internal projects, including but not limited to the following: sales/marketing initiatives, recruiting, training, and organizational development
  • Assists with integrations and identifying efficiencies between the client’s accounting systems and other tools.
  • Optimization of client’s use of leading close management process and tools


Required Experience & Qualifications
  • 5+ years’ experience previously working in a professional services firm or related experience working in a corporate accounting role.
  • Finance or accounting background with knowledge of General Ledger and Sub-ledger concepts preferred (e.g., Chart of Accounts, Journal Entries, Intercompany transfers and allocations, AP, AR, trial balance data, General Ledger, Procurement, and Asset Management)
  • Experience developing and formatting data to meet export/import require­ments as defined by system rules
  • Excellent communication skills required – must develop, implement, and maintain sources of project information, communicating appropriate information to client as well as other team members

Desired Experience & Qualifications
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting (e.g., financial reporting, operational accounting, accounting policy, transactions, etc.), business transformation (e.g., process optimization, finance transformation, change management, operations and performance improvement, project management, etc.)
  • Experience using a Financial System and/or designing and facilitating setup
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a “big picture” perspective
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing credibility both internally and externally
  • Passionate about building, developing, motivating, and leading others
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a “big picture” perspective
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit

Education & Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Accounting, Business, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, or other technical discipline
  • CPA preferred, or CPA eligible