Client Financial Analyst - Lead (Associate Level)
Rolling Meadows, IL
ERM is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Client Financial Analyst Lead to join our North America Finance team. Working closely with the Project Accountant Programs Manager, this position will provide functional project accounting support to Project teams. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to join a well-positioned global environmental leader in an exciting and growing industry. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Manage, develop and coach Client Financial Analyst functions and individuals, including providing oversight of and guidance to the CFA team members * Develop and balance workload among the CFA team * Support the Client Financial Analysts on all financial or process related questions * Monthly review of Aged and Unallocated WIP for client changes * Review project related financial reports to ensure accurate and timely invoicing to clients * Assist with sales recognition and variance clearance * Responsible for the invoice delivery and KPI WIP measurement of CFA team * Generate accurate and timely client invoicing in GMS for all billable charges in accordance with established billing calendars or contracts * Escalate finance issues as appropriate, and work with affected parties to identify, troubleshoot, and implement steps to improve processes and / or prevent issues from occurring in the future * Be proficient with the standard ERM Finance / Project Management systems / tools and share knowledge with other Client Financial Analysts as appropriate * Performs a weekly review of project time and costs posted to GMS with Project Manager to ensure accurate reporting of project activity. Follow-up and take the appropriate steps to correct invalid charges * Respond to consultant inquiries in an efficient and timely manner, via phone, email, and/or face-to-face communication * Support training of new Finance employees REQUIREMENTS: * 3-5 years of project accounting experience; professional services experience preferred * Strong analytical and communication skills that enable complex problems and solutions to be effectively articulated to all levels of the organization * Familiar with multiple reporting tools including Excel, ERP reports, Data Warehouse reporting and experience using mid- to high-level accounting software packages (such as BST, Deltek, Oracle) * Ability to work with minimal direction in a highly collaborative manner to meet required deadlines and perform all necessary tasks * “Hands-on” professional with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills Who We Are: As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level. Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Thank you for your interest in ERM!
Environmental Resources Management
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