Deloitte Summer Scholar Analyst - Project Controller Practice, Consulting - Santa Clara University in Los Angeles, California

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the world's leading management consulting organizations 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 specialization - 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.

Are you looking for an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a financial role supporting the Deloitte s project leadership? If so, the Project Controller Summer Scholar Program offers an opportunity to develop your finance and accounting skills and jump start your career. During this exciting learning experience, you ll work side-by-side with your PC team either in the office or at the client site to provide valuable deliverables to the project teams, helping to keep the clients project is on schedule and within budget and scope. You ll also utilize project team communications to understand their needs and assist in the formation of business strategies. Join us, and gain first-hand insights into the day-to-day tasks and opportunities at the Deloitte Project Controller practice. Deloitte uses the term Summer scholar and summer internship interchangeably.

Work you ll do

As a Summer Scholar in our Project Controller practice, you'll team and collaborate with other controllers to help assist Deloitte project managers in maintaining compliance with clients policies, perform internal financial analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost variance analysis in addition to managing projects billing and receivables process. You'll also monitor project performance and determine improvement areas by analyzing key performance indicators. On any given assignment, you may help to improve internal processes and directly communicate strategies and analytical results with your Project Controller team to help keep projects on track and within the scope of cost. Your summer will conclude with a presentation outlining your networking and client service experience in front of a panel of Project Controller Senior Leadership.

The team

Our Project Controller practice helps clients define what they need and how it can be delivered. Using advanced financial, budgeting, and forecasting techniques we provide realistic cost estimates that account for projects phases, people, materials, hardware, and software. We produce the best- and worst-case estimates using leading-edge project and client management software to help keep clients projects on track and on cost. We manage risk by performing financial analysis and reconciliations to keep project variances in check. You will work in a team composed of management, both senior and junior staff along with team members in India. This team dynamic provides unique perspectives that will enable you to grow as a financial advisor and gain a well-rounded insight into the Project Controller practice.

Qualifications

Required:

Pursing a Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management or related area (junior standing)

Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.2)

Rising college Senior or academic equivalent

Availability to work full time during the course of 10 weeks

Solid understanding of fundamental accounting and finance principles

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel

Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills

Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team

Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Ability to "think outside the box" while identifying problems and developing creative solutions

Willingness to travel

How you ll grow

As a new Analyst PC, your first years will provide you with education, experience, and exposure to opportunities that will help you build your future with us. At the start, you ll have the chance to attend our new hire school for project controllers. There you ll begin to build your network of project controller colleagues, better understand your role, and develop the knowledge and skills that are critical to your success. Along the way, you ll also have access to mentoring, counselling, and training opportunities to help foster and accelerate your development of new skills and capabilities.Learn more about the Analyst PC program.

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Category: Management Consulting