L.E.K.Consulting Systems and Reporting Accountant,Mumbai,Closing Date:2020-02-16

2020-01-17 L.E.K. L.E.K.
Deadline:2020-02-16

Mumbai

Title:

Systems and Reporting Accountant


About LEK

L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm with offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. We advise clients on their key strategic issues, leveraging our deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help them make informed decisions and solve their toughest and most critical business problems.
L.E.K. provides a comprehensive range of capabilities around the globe, including Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Performance Improvement. We have deep expertise and a proven track record in a broad range of industries.
Founded in London in 1983, we now employ more than 1,000 professionals worldwide across 21 offices.
Our SEA operation has offices in Mumbai and Singapore with approximately 110 staff and 7 Partners.

Position Summary

  • This role act as the primary financial systems support expert in the Asia-Pacific region with responsibility over implementation, testing and training on ERP, time management software, HRIS software and other reporting systems.
  • This role, in conjunction with other systems accountants across the L.E.K. network, is responsible for the development of the accounting system and related financial processes to meet the changing needs of the firm. To ensure the finance systems are adequate to support the developing financial reporting requirement and to provide finance systems technical and financial support to the broader finance team.
  • The position provides reporting support on all aspects of management accounting including the creation and improvement of dashboards and other reports that reflect timely and accurate reporting of financial metrics including billing, collections and case (project) reporting, monitoring of key controls to support strong case (project) financial management (gross margin, recoveries and profitability analysis)
  • The success of the position is integral to the Finance team in achieving its objectives.
  • The position will also require various ad hoc administrative duties to be performed across the business, at the request of the Chief Financial Officer and local finance leaders necessary to maintain the daily business function.
  • The role will report to the Head of Finance - SEA however will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer-APAC along with systems accountants located across the LEK network on special projects including system selection and implementation, training, upgrades, and reporting improvements.


Key accountabilities:

  • Case and financial reporting support
  • Develop project reporting and various adhoc client reports as required
  • Provide reporting support that monitors revenues against actual costs and case budgets / proposals identifying key metrics and efficiently communicating variances on a timely basis
  • Assist case managers in understanding accounting and administrative procedures in order to effectively use the available ERP project management software
  • Assist with the efficient processing of expense transactions posted to the accounting system for cases by ensuring integration between ERP and other operating systems are seamless
  • Identify, research and assist in implementing more efficient processes for case cost reporting, billing, and expense monitoring
  • Recommend updated policies and procedures applicable to cost accounting and reporting
  • Assist and/or leading with special projects relating to the dashboard reporting of case costing and pricing as may be required
  • Support and work closely with the IT team and data analytics support team to extract and warehouse data with the possibility for monetisation of data assets
  • Ensure CoA and general ledger is processing accurately and efficiently to enable best practice month and year end close
  • Financial Systems
  • Support the CFO and Finance leaders to identify, research and select more efficient financial systems to improve accounting processes and procedures
  • Assist and/or leading with special projects relating to financial systems upgrades and implementations as may be required
  • Lead training and roll out of all new financial systems and upgrades
  • Month and Year-End Accounting
  • Assist in preparation for annual financial audit and client case reviews by providing systems support for the efficient and accurate extraction of accounting data
  • Assist/support Financial Accountant with automation of APAC accounts to deliver est practice close


Special Projects

  • Document procedures
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets (August-October) by identifying automation and best practice reporting and system upload functionality
  • Assist with new ERP / GL, HRIS, Expense management system implementation and testing
  • Responsible for daily operation and support of ERP including administration, internal training, and testing

The ideal candidate (describe background what you are looking for)

  • Minimum 5 year experience in accounting or finance related disciplines
  • Professional services background preferable
  • Strong knowledge of Accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Proficient in Excel and prior experience with an ERP system (SAP preferred)
  • Curiosity and interest in performance improvement and project management
  • Experience with time management software and online expense management expertise
  • High attention to detail and responsiveness to customer queries
  • Interest in learning new disciplines including systems implementation techniques

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance and/or Information Technology related discipline preferred
  • Strong preference for an interest in pursuing a recognised accounting designation (CA, CMA, CPA), data analytics or advanced reporting qualification

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