Public Consulting Group

Financial Analyst

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/10/2021 5:50 PM)
Job ID
2021-6506
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Corporate

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Company Overview:

 

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a $300 million, fast growing for profit company providing management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1600 professionals in 49 offices throughout the U.S, in Montreal, Canada, London, England and Lodz, Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states, Canada and the EU to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies. PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.  PCG has been consistently profitable and grown by double digit amounts over its 29 years of existence.  As a member of PCG's Corporate Accounting group you will be one of 26 professionals including three CPA's and one CMA.  This position will be located at PCG's headquarters in Downtown Boston.

Responsibilities

 

Overall Responsibilities:

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for financial analysis and reporting. This position will have frequent interaction with the VP of Finance, Associate Director of FP&A, and Senior Analysts, as well as interaction with the CFO, Corporate Controller, Accounting Manager and the heads of major business units. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and is a person that enjoys new challenges. The successful candidate will possess the ability and desire to grow and assume additional responsibilities as the company grows. This position’s primary responsibilities are the preparation of reports and financial queries in support of internal and external reporting, and includes special projects as assigned. Success in this position will require the ability to independently develop expertise in new areas (often the result of business growth) and then implement processes and/or procedures to satisfy those business needs. Financial Analyst positions at PCG are designed to provide a wide range of experience for each individual. PCG Finance strives for a collaborative work environment where each individual brings different experiences which can help the entire team learn and grow.

 

Specific Responsibilities: Financial Analyst

  • Develop financial queries used for analysis of accounting and business wide issues. Candidate will be trained on how to develop queries within PCG’s environment.
  • Provide general ledger and reporting assistance to financial staff of subsidiary companies.
  • Assist with integration of newly acquired entities.
  • Assist with the design and production of monthly reports.
  • Support business unit and corporate employees through analysis of financial data.
  • Support business units and corporate departments during budgeting and forecasting periods.
  • Support training and development of finance department staff.
  • Act as part of implementation team for Financial System upgrades and enhancements.
  • Learn selected other roles in PCG finance to provide backup support when necessary.
  • Assist with accounting system upgrades, design of accounting system interfaces with other corporate software (actual upgrades performed by IT Enterprise Support Team).
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures and recommend accounting process improvements.
  • Special projects as assigned.

 

Other Possible Responsibilities: Financial Analyst

  • Preparation of annual fringe and/or overhead rate ratios.
  • Coordinate occasional project and/or governmental audits between project teams, outside auditors and/or government agencies and clients to ensure timely completion.
  • Assist RFP teams with financial information and guidance on responding to audit language in RFPs.

 

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Qualifications

 

      Required Skills:

  • Strong desire and ability to learn new systems, ultimately using this knowledge to support and further financial analysis.
  • Effective Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activity streams.
  • Ability to work effectively, and communicate, with all levels of management.
  • Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Excel.
  • Possess discretion to work with confidential information.

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1 - 4 years of advanced financial analysis in a complicated business environment.
  • Accounting experience.
  • Experience working with Finance or Accounting software.

 

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EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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