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Job Description

Key, hands-on member of Italy finance team, supporting Sr Finance Controller on monthly US GAAP and Management P&L closure, forecasting, budgeting and variances analysis, KPIs analysis. To be involved in rate cards analysis and management jointly with HR department. Interaction with company departments and functional areas to manage costs budgets and forecasts.


Support to Sr Finance Controller in:

• Monthly/Quarterly P&L Forecasting process management focused on:

- Performance KPIs (Average Bill rate, Chargeability, Cost to serve, Operating Income as % on Revenues)

- Revenues and costs main driver analysis

- Current vs prior forecast, Current forecast vs Budget analysis

- Forecast reporting Package management

• Annual P&L Budgeting process management as per Corporate guidelines and regional targets with main focus on:

- Performance KPIs, Revenues, Controllable Costs, Operating Income and Operating Income% on Revenues

• US GAAP and Management Profit & Loss monthly closure management and related variances analysis (Actual vs Forecast, Actual vs Budget, YoY and QoQ analysis)

• Controllable cost analysis and reporting with specific focus on main drivers and potential savings opportunities

• Rate card management with focus on labour cost by resource level/organization

• Interaction with other departments to manage functional budgets and accurately forecast functional spending

• Review and management of processes impacting cost items in coordination with functional areas

• Work with Finance project accounting (Client Financial Management) to ensure that engagement-specific financial data is incorporated into country and regional budgets and monthly rolling forecasts

• Performing advanced calculations, analyses, and/or projections

• Ensuring accuracy of data input and output in critical financial systems

• Producing initial/draft components for deliverables and reports under direction and review of more senior team members


• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting

• Finance professional with 3-5 years’ financial control experience in a highly commercial environment

• Being a Qualified accountant/Certified Public Accountant is a plus

• Working knowledge of US GAAP is highly desirable

Required Skills:

• Able to act as a “trusted advisor” to the regional Finance Manager

• Able to work in an international environment and with off shore teams

• Able to operate as a detailed, hands-on person within the local finance team

• Excellent organization and prioritization skills in a pressured commercial environment

• Experience in Consulting/Audit/IT companies preferred

• Fluency in English

• Strong analytical skills

• Strong communication skills to discuss “issue” areas with appropriate parties

• Excellent working knowledge of Excel and good knowledge of MS Windows based software packages: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

• Working knowledge of SAP Financials is highly desirable

• Good team working

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