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Global Services Finance Senior Director - Enterprise Services

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024


The Global Finance Senior Director – Enterprise Services works closely with the ES MDP (Managing Director & Partner) and is a member of the ES Leadership Team to provide finance leadership, operationally and strategically, for Enterprise Services. The role presumes business partnering with all members of the ES Leadership Team and plays an important role in engaging (and representing ES) with BCG senior leadership, regional and system-level finance leadership. The role reports into the Head of Functional Finance.

Enterprise Services (ES) is an evolving BCG organization predominantly focused on providing shared services activities to every part of BCG. The landscape of ES is constantly growing and as of today ES organization includes:
  • Specialist services (data, hub management, meetings & events, real estate, travel)
  • Larger scale services (global finance operations services, Executive & Administrative Assistant Support, BI&A, case-team services, design studio)
  • Procurement
  • Transversal teams providing support to ES service lines
In the role you will:
  • Act as a ‘right hand’ for ES MDP (Head of ES) to ensure that ES defines and meets its strategic and annual financial objectives
  • Act as Business Partner for ES service line leaders on all financial matters (cost efficient operating models, cost visibility, gaining efficiency, setting up and maintaining financial metrics to track performance, etc.)
  • Lead budgeting & planning for ES organization (in coordination with the rest of Functional Finance team)
  • Ensure regularity and stability of financial reporting for ES leadership
  • Work closely with HR BP for ES and central capacity and compensation planning teams on all matters related to headcount and comp management
  • Lead the development of complex business cases (oversee modelling, co-develop business case materials, align and ensure buy-in of key stakeholders)
  • Proactively shape cost management agenda of ES
  • Cooperate with other parts of BCG finance, specifically:
    • Global accounting & controlling on all accounting matters related to ES
    • Broader functional finance team on intersections of ES with other functions and central planning (e.g., comp planning)
    • Internal investments team on any investment needs for ES
    • Intercompany team on Cost recharge, ILCS (Intercompany Local Cost Sharing) and allocations matters
    • Regional and local finance predominantly on cost recharge matters
  • Lead & manage ES finance team (4-5 people, located in the US and India)


  • Outstanding intellectual rigor and analytical & financial analysis/ management skills, combined with critical thinking, strong business judgment and value-based decision making: ability to be a “trusted advisor” for senior stakeholders
  • Ability to solve complex problems and drive change in a rapidly evolving, complex environment
  • Being transparent and outcome-oriented – creating focus, moving roadblocks, tackling difficult problems, and being action-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, including outstanding MS Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • Strong ability to strategically and analytically challenge the status quo, identifying improvement areas and developing convincing business cases
  • Working collaboratively across groups – establishing strong relationships with senior regional and functional leaders including Managing Directors & Partners (MDPs), across Functional Finance, across ES service lines demonstrating the ability to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network, using diplomacy and tact to gain cooperation and support from others


  • Bachelor's degree, MSc / MBA preferred
  • Significant (10+ years) experience in Finance or Consulting-related roles at BCG (inlc. Leadership experience at PL/Principal/Partner level), or a similar fast paced, global, complex professional services organization
  • Experience of leading senior team members on Director/ Senior Manager level preferred
  • Proven ability to lead a financial agenda in a complex, changing, demanding international environment
  • Longstanding experience in financial analysis and with interpreting financial models


Members of our finance team are responsible for preserving the intellectual capital, assets, and integrity of BCG. We make a decisive impact on the firm’s direction, performance, and risk-management models. Finance jobs include accounting and reporting, planning and analysis, tax and treasury, financial systems, payroll, and executive compensation.