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Intercompany Accounting Manager

Employer
The Boston Consulting Group
Location
New Delhi New Delhi Delhi, Delhi, India
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The position is a member of the Global Accounting and Control ("GAC") team under the direction of the Global Accounting Director and the Global Finance Executive 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.

This role is responsible for the oversight of BCG's complex intercompany system. This includes internal cost sharing, allocations, invoice processing as well as understanding the impact of transactions on management, statutory and tax reporting. A key component of the role includes managing the internal cost sharing inputs, reporting, and queries raised by various BCG businesses and shared service centers. The Intercompany team is responsible for the execution of intercompany transactions including invoicing and related accounting for these transactions. The team is also responsible for maintaining the integrity of intercompany processes throughout BCG and refining these processes when necessary. The team maintains responsibility for performing allocation calculations and instituting replicable processes. The team is an integral provider of documentation and back up support required for tax audits that may occur in any jurisdiction. Listed below are the responsibilities of this role:
  • Lead end-to-end process for internal local cost sharing (ILCS) and allocations for planning and actuals.
  • Calculate annual ILCS rates for worldwide offices and collaborate to understand local office costs.
  • Collaborate with global business units, affiliate offices, and global and regional teams for alignment and fairness on various intercompany topics across the organization.
  • Analyze plan vs actuals for global and regional costs allocated to various affiliate offices.
  • Thought partner with senior stakeholders to collaborate on business milestones and outcomes, including leveraging innovative analysis.
  • Drive discussions and provide support to senior finance leaders over plan and actual results.
  • Coach and train cross functional teams on cost sharing processes including responding to queries timely.
  • Challenge the status quo and strive for reporting automation and process improvements including simplification and optimization.

Ideally you will bring experience and confidence that will help drive new ways of thinking and further improve our own financial maturity across various areas.

BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world's best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible-and unlocking your potential to advance the world. Our team called Global Services (GS) provides corporate support to business areas such as Finance, Legal, HR, Marketing and IT. This diverse team of experts, operators and specialists represent all levels from Partner to entry level staff, operating across the globe in multiple countries. Global Services is in short, the backbone of BCG.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years related finance experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting/economics and/or a MBA preferred
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written, with the ability to adjust to multiple audiences and the confidence to present to and influence senior management.
  • A passion for working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Critical Thinking and problem solving - proven ability to work through complex problems both independently and collaboratively to deliver a thoughtful concrete solution.
  • Motivation and self-drive - excited by tackling challenges and pro-actively finding new ways to provide value to senior leadership.
  • Advanced Excel skills and/or experience with other analytical tools (Such as Tableau, Alteryx, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP S/4Hana and SAP Profitability and Performance Management is a plus.
  • Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Management Reporting: This role will be looked at as the subject matter expert for all financial aspects of internal cost sharing, which will require you to be proactive in learning and understanding the business.
  • Project Management: A significant part of the role is managing our dynamic change initiatives, such as ongoing new system implementation and upcoming allocation re-visit.
  • Building relationships will be critical to success in this role to establish a seat at the table with senior management as a true business partner.
  • Further, you need to be confident in making and influencing decisions with senior management through ownership of the overall cost sharing process. To drive educated decision making, you need a sound understanding of the bigger picture including impacts to multiple stakeholders and an ability to prioritize.
  • This role will also require sound collaboration skills to balance overall business prioritization and individual role responsibilities and success.
  • Ultimately this person will need to have a consultative approach to problem solving, working closely with stakeholders to understand the problem we are trying to solve, providing deep analysis, and offering viable solutions.

GAC team members come from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. You will spend a considerable amount of time working with team members in Dehli and Boston within GAC including Global Investments, Consolidations & Reporting (GICAR), Managing Partner & Director Accounting (MDP) and Fx Accounting, Revenue Accounting, and Accounting Systems Operations Group (ASOG). The candidate 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.

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