Finance Manager, Segment | Core Operations


About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our EMEA Finance team for a Finance Manager. Working in a department of 50 this is a key role in the EMEA Finance organisation to support two of the major Segments, Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) and Economic Consulting (ECON). This opportunity sits within the Segment Finance Controller's team, currently formed of this role (Segment Finance Manager), a Segment Senior Management Accountant and a Management Accountant.

What You'll Do

Primary Duties:
This position will manage the day-to-day operations of the EMEA Segment Accounting Team for FLC & ECON, as well as drive (1) timely monthly closings, (2) segment accounting issue resolution and (3) recommend best practice in the areas of accounting operations. This position will work with the EMEA Technical Accounting Controller in writing white papers on technical accounting positions. (e.g. Revenue recognition for segment client contracts, etc). This position will work with global Segment finance leadership and the EMEA Corporate accounting team. Participate in key finance projects in support of the segments and ensure that accounting staff are properly accounting for transactions under US GAAP for group reporting purposes and local GAAP for external statutory reporting, and ensure that SOX controls are documented, in place and operating effectively for all EMEA region segment accounting and reporting processes.

Monthly, Quarterly Segment Accounting and Reporting:
  • Manage the segment management accounting team and activities including revenue recognition, WIP reserve analysis, accruals, and allocations; monthly closing entries, account reconciliations.
  • Review and approval of journals prepared by Management Accountants, the role will also require preparation and posting of journals in addition to those prepared by the team
  • Preparation and review of balance sheet account reconciliations ensuring they are timely, accurate and reviewed in line with SOX requirements
  • Coordinate segment monthly close in unison with firm-wide monthly close calendar; enhance timeliness of closing process by understanding critical path deliverables and developing the proper automation and best practice processes
  • Develop key metrics and communication tools to communicate status of segment key deliverables
  • Ensure proper accounting standards and controls are documented, tested and operating effectively - journal entry reviews, analytic review of monthly results including detailed analysis and understanding of EMEA Segment businesses
  • Conduct variance analysis on segment level results (P&L and balance sheet) against forecast, budget and prior year expectations; ensure all proper accounting entries have been recorded
  • Provide client support to EMEA Segment personnel as needed on accounting/finance related matters
  • Ensure appropriate procedures are documented and in place to analytically review key account fluctuations within the EMEA Region Segment balance sheet and follow up as appropriate
  • Provide support to EMEA Region Shared Services (Accounts Payable, Payroll, Billing/Cash Application) related to unusual segment financial transactions or developing new processes around compliance activities (e.g. VAT/PSA/EC sales, sales and use tax reporting, foreign currency transactions), as required
  • Promote process improvements and automation related to Elite or other financial systems in concert with Global Information Systems teams and in support of EMEA Region Segment information needs.

Controls, Processes & Procedures:
  • Oversee the design and effectiveness of both operational and financial internal controls in areas of responsibility. Ensure that all SOX requirements are met.
  • Liaise with external auditors on EMEA Segment accounting matters, provision of documents, support and explanation to external auditors (PBC requests), coordination of audit requests with team resources.
  • Preparation and explanation of accounting documents to Internal Audit/SOX team
  • Ensure compliance with accounting Financial Procedures and Policies.
  • Manage the EMEA Region Segment accounting team's participation in key disclosure process and quarterly certification processes.


Qualifications & Experience

Essential
  • Proven experience of accounting, reporting and compliance in Europe
  • Qualified accountant, minimum 7 years PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Current experience of performing a month-end close process either within industry or from an audit/review perspective
  • Team management including all aspects of people management
  • Strong technical expertise in a major GAAP (i.e. US GAAP or IFRS) with experience of producing accounting papers and presenting findings to senior stakeholders (i.e. Finance Director, Chief Accounting Officer, CFO)
  • Management of SOX controls work, either from an audit or control ownership perspective.
  • Direct liaison with external auditors and day-to-day management of the audit process
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and analysis formulas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify and resolve reconciliation issues
  • Highly professional individual who demonstrates pride in their work
  • Committed and tolerance to irregular hours due to reporting deadlines
  • A self-starter with an ability to work and independently interacting with colleagues through various online mediums (Teams, email)
  • Natural curiosity to identify, understand and articulate the underlying drivers behind financial performance of a segment, business unit or department

Desired:
  • Professional services experience
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation and dealing with European subsidiaries

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Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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