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Senior Financial Analyst - Global Analysis

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

IT, Accounting & Finance
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

WHAT YOU'LL DO


The Global Analysis team is anchored in BCG’s finance function. The team has evolved in the last decade to become a trusted advisor to the management of the firm. While the group works most closely with the CFO (and, by extension, the Executive Committee and Operating Committee), it serves a wide base of customers including the People Team, the Client Team, the Chief of Staff, other global finance functions, and the regional and local finance teams. The team also works closely with the global HR function. It provides management and other key customers with insightful analysis to guide the decision making process at BCG.

The team works jointly on projects, discussing output and issues, sharing hypotheses, and iterating the analysis. The work is fast paced, technically challenging, and very visible. The team’s responsibilities currently cover both project work (ad-hoc and recurring) and operational work. The project work is driven by the priorities and business imperatives as defined by the firm’s leadership. The operational work is often the result of “operationalizing” prior project work.

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will work collaboratively within the team and across the organization on various workstreams, including:

Financial and Business Analysis and Management Reporting

  • Develop financial models and analyses to support business decisions

  • Prepare updates apprising management on the state of the business

  • Monitor firm performance and proactively highlight issues and opportunities (including, cost analysis, revenue monitoring, utilization, leads reports, pricing, etc.)

  • Team with local offices and regional finance team to prepare analyses and support ad hoc requests

  • Streamline and digitize reporting and analysis processes

Strategic planning and analysis

  • Support forecast and budget process, working with local offices, functions and regions

  • Summarize global results and prepare executive level presentations of plans and performance

Change management and project execution

  • Team on high priority Executive Committee projects that have the potential to significantly impact overall firm performance—provide analysis expertise, structure and solve problems, and communicate solutions. Examples of projects include:

  • Redefining the strategic planning process, integrating inputs across a matrix of functions, industries and geographies

  • Supporting investment discussions; enhancing acquisition strategy

  • Supporting changes in metrics to enhance business reporting

  • Enhancing reporting and analysis of new businesses


YOU'RE GOOD AT


  • Sound analytical and statistical skills, ability to analyze complex models and metrics

  • Intellectually curious in exploration of new topics

  • Ability to problem solve through ambiguity

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a global environment with people at all organizational levels

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral


YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Statistics or Economics; MBA a plus

  • 4-6+ years relevant work experience; less experience considered for exceptional performers

  • Advanced computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, Alyterx, Tableau, BI tools etc.)

  • Professional services experience a plus


YOU'LL WORK WITH


As a member of the Global Analysis team, the Senior Financial Analyst will work with various functions across BCG including, the various global finance functions, the People Team, the Client Team, the Chief of Staff, the regional and local finance teams and global HR function. A successful individual will need to be a true team player, capable of functioning well in a global and multicultural setting, and able to work together with a wide range of individuals of all levels –from senior firm leaders to junior analysts.