Deloitte Senior Consultant - Project Controller - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the world's leading management consulting firms for executable strategy, operations, technology, and human capital advisory services. The consulting practice is built around integrated core capabilities - people, process and technology and industry expertise - the capabilities needed to help clients to tackle their most complex challenges. Deloitte Consulting's Project Controller Practice is comprised of client service professionals specializing in account and engagement economics, risk mitigation, profitability optimization and compliance services throughout the full project lifecycle, from the pursuit phase through project closeout. Project Controllers support client engagement team(s) by assisting with initiating and controlling financial and organizational aspects of projects. Their greatest value is in the understanding and application of engagement business and financial processes both to individual projects and to client accounts. Work you ll do Senior Consultant Project Controllers (PCs)are responsible for supporting one or more engagement teams through successful management of the financial analysis and reconciliation processes and the implementation of project management controls. They oversee the activities of junior PC staff, including supervision, task management and deliverable quality reviews. On any given assignment, Senior Consultant PCs may be responsible for the following activities: Perform various financial analyses such as reconciliations and variance analysis;Lead and oversee budget preparation activities and forecasts. Project and track financial metrics such as revenue, expense, etc.;Interact frequently with senior level internal and external clients and firm leadership to present various analyses, discuss recommendations and provide engagement financial advice;Track expenditures and manage client bill and receivable collection functions;Perform and manage project management office (PMO) functional tasks and perform day-to-day contract management activities;Conduct quality reviews of and provide feedback on the technical work products of junior resources;Develop and implement standards and processes for project management, quality management, and risk management;Support the growth and career development of junior resources by serving as an informal mentor and a formal coach to their assigned teams, providing them with career and professional development guidance;Participate in formal performance assessment activities for assigned staff;Contribute to the growth and development of the overall Project Controller Practice through active involvement in one or more practice initiatives; andPrepare and facilitate firm training sessions on a variety of topics and methodologies The team Our project controller practice helps clients define what they need and how it can be delivered. We work with clients to define their projects scope in as much detail as possible using advanced financial, budgeting, and forecasting techniques. We provide realistic cost estimates that account for projects phases and activities, people, materials, hardware, and software and produce the best- and worst-case estimates using leading-edge project and client management software to keep clients projects on track and on cost. Qualifications Required:Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management, or a related area;Minimum of 5 years experience in a financial analysis roleMinimum of 5 years experience with the entire Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced level PowerPoint and advance to expert Excel Skills (Excel certification will be required post-hire)Willingness and ability and willingness to travel as needed (frequency is dependent on the office location and project assignments)Experience producing and delivering appropriate communications to C-level ExecutivesExperience summarizing results and producing management reportsDemonstrated attention to detail and adherence to project deadlinesProven ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a teamDemonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environmentProven outside the box -thinker who identifies problems and develops creative solutions Preferred: Experience supervising and/or managing resourcesExperience in working and collaborating with international teamsExperience with MS Access and MS Project applicationsExperience working with a variety of contracting types (e.g., time and materials, fixed price) and billing scenariosExperience developing project pricing models and performing scenario analysisExperience in a client-service environment; consulting experience is a plus How you ll growAt Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. 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Category: Management Consulting