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Project Accountant (full-time)

THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

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The Boston Consulting Group is the worldwide leader in strategy consulting. We have been working with top international enterprises for 50 years - with more than 80 offices in over 40 countries. There are good reasons for our accomplishments: respect, trust, and identification with our work. Would you like to be part of our unique team? We are currently looking for a

Project Accountant (full-time)

The Boston Consulting Group is the worldwide leader in strategy consulting. We have been working with top international enterprises for 50 years-with more than 80 offices in over 40 countries. There are good reasons for our accomplishments: respect, trust, and identification with our work. Would you like to be part of our unique team? We are currently looking for a

Project Accountant (full-time)

As a Project Accountant, you will report to the Accounting Manager and will be responsible for the following main tasks:

RESPONSIBILITIES
Time & Billing project management system

  • Overseeing the local Time & Billing function in line with the firm's policies together with the Accounting Manager
  • Auditing timesheets on a weekly basis, ensuring conformity with the staffing plan, and identifying any discrepancies
  • Handling accounts receivable; ensure timely invoicing and collection of payments
  • Performing case project management transfers, corrections, and absorptions after obtaining the necessary approvals; ensuring timely and accurate processing
  • Maintaining employee files in the Time & Billing application
  • Ensuring that local practices comply with BCG policies and local requirements

Client service and support

  • Ensuring that all documentation requirements are met, including proposals, budgets, contracts, relevant case files, and correspondence; supporting requests from client teams as well as regional and external auditors
  • Helping to maintain client documents in the Contract Compliance Management Tool and reviewing client contracts and budgets to assess whether pricing guidelines are met and identify business risk
  • Supporting the research of case work activity to explain deviations from the budget with regard to case finances and to proactively provide status updates to lead billing officers
  • Completing weekly reviews and reporting on work in progress, accounts receivable, collections, and absorptions to ensure timely and accurate processing
  • Providing project management reporting (system-generated and custom) as required
  • Creating client satisfaction survey slides and distributing them to Partners, Principals, and/or PLs
  • Providing support during local audits

QUALIFICATIONS
Educational requirements

  • Commercial apprenticeship or equivalent, accountant certification is a plus
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in an international environment; experience in a professional services business is a plus

Business skills

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, procedures, and practices
  • Proven aptitude for learning systems, tools, and technology
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience with financial systems (Oracle is a plus) and reporting tools (Business Objects is a plus)
  • Sound knowledge of and fluency in German and English required

Soft skills

  • High degree of discretion in handling confidential data and information
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team and assertiveness when working together with different stakeholders
  • A self-driven, motivated, solution-oriented, and hands-on personality
  • Adaptability to new fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Ability to cope with pressure and remain professional under time constraints

The Boston Consulting Group AG (Switzerland) · Münstergasse 2 · 8001 Zürich · Switzerland · Tel. +41 44 388 8666 · Fax +41 44 388 8686

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The Boston Consulting Group AG (Switzerland) Münstergasse 2, 8001 Zürich
Contact: Fabienne Fuchs, HR
Phone: +41 44 388 87 05 www.bcg.ch

 

The Boston Consulting Group AG (Switzerland)
Münstergasse 2, 8001 Zürich
Contact: Fabienne Fuchs, HR
Phone: +41 44 388 8943