Senior Business Consultant --- 13 Positions
Are you an experienced business consultant looking for a collaborative culture with interesting and complex projects ?
We are looking for an experienced consultant to join our Austin team as one of 13 Business Consultants. That means you will be given significant responsibility for how we manage and deliver client-focused business solutions. It also means that you will be sitting around the table with other Consultants, brainstorming ideas, offering suggestions, coaching & mentoring and generally rolling up your sleeves to produce whatever is required. You will also be instrumental in driving the pipeline for the practice and managing the resourcing of projects in close collaboration with the Director and the team.
You won’t be given a traditional big consultancy methodology and asked to apply it to every client. You will be given our proven and tested approaches that can be tailored to meet the needs of each client -with plenty of opportunity to contribute your ideas and add to the capability of the business.
Our successful candidate will:
Meet with clients to take a brief, then formulate a proposed solution that meets their needs and challenges
Write the client proposal and capability statement & line up both internal & external resources
Navigate yourself and others through all phases of the project to ensure successful delivery
Support the client relationship by providing exceptional communication that exceeds client expectations & fosters a trusted & valued partnership
Maintain and deepen existing client relationships, while also using your own network to bring new leads into the business
Build in-house capability by capturing lessons learned and promoting business successes
Build positive team dynamics through respectful communication, collaboration and coaching
What we need you to bring to the table:
Experience as a senior consultant with responsibility for delivering significant structural efficiency, organisational review & reform, process improvement or procurement projects,
ideally with public sector clients
Experience in developing business solutions & in working with client executives in an advisory capacity
Proven ability to research, analyse & write proposals & reports for an executive audience
Quantitative & qualitative research skills, including experience in analyzing and synthesizing both primary & secondary data
Experience planning & managing resources to handle multiple tasks with fluid priorities & challenging deadlines
Proven skills in workshop facilitation, team collaboration & client relationship management
Experience in identifying & leveraging business opportunities & creating sales
Senior Audit Consultant – Technology & Project Assurance --- Positions Open 1
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated leader – Technology & Project assurance with specialist Information Technology (IT), project assurance and risk management experiences & skills to join our national risk-based audit team with the scope to have significant input & make a difference to our valued clients. You will have proven experience in recognizing, analyzing & evaluating technology & project risks and opportunities. Your stakeholder management & communication skills will be vital in influencing & delivering value to clients’ business and divisional leaders.
In this diverse role, you will work within the clients’ Corporate Services portfolio providing assurance to various projects and corporate functions including business technology, finance, risk management and human resources & have exposure to all lines of business. You will contribute to the development of clients’ annual audit plan, provide expert advice to risk and business teams & deliver on various critical path activities.
Excellent communication skills with all levels of an organisation both verbally & through written reports with a demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely articulate the issues
Excellent ability to recognize, analyse & evaluate IT & project risks & opportunities impacting diverse but related business areas
Excellent project management skills with an achievement and delivery focus
Proven ability to develop and manage internal & external stakeholder relationships
Team player who can work either autonomously or part of a close knit team
Demonstrated ability to work on a number of audits concurrently, to execute audits with minimal supervision & to lead team members as required
Understanding of regulatory & legislative changes, implications & implementation.
Essential qualifications and experience will include:
Degree or qualifications in IT is a must
Degrees in finance, accounting or related discipline is desirable
Certification in project management frameworks of PMBOK, PRINCE2 or AGILE is highly desirable
Relevant post graduate qualifications achieved or currently in progress e.g. CISA, CISM or CISSP
Working knowledge of project management frameworks and technology platforms including: Windows, Linux/Unix, networks, databases and ERP systems such as: Oracle and Peoplesoft
Minimum 5 years relevant experience providing technology or project internal audit services within either internal or external audit.
Group Reporting and Performance Manager - 1 Position
Business partnering with the Divisional Manager, you will play a key role in growing the internal brands you are responsible for.
Our client provides attractive career progression potentials, while ensuring that their staff are recognized for high performance & rewarded accordingly.
Reporting to the CFO your key duties will include the following:
Review month-end account reconciliations & reporting
Preparation of yearly / half yearly statutory accounts
Participation & cooperation in meeting the external auditors quarterly reviews & annual audit requirements
Preparation of consolidated reports
Perform budgeting, forecasting & variance analysis
Preparation of month end management packs inclusive of commentary on Brand & Group performance
Ensuring compliance in accordance with IFRS and accounting standards, & will provide technical support & advice on complex accounting issues
to divisional teams.
Prepare technical accounting papers on key issues/ transactions & provide ad-hoc accounting advice as required
Working collaboratively with the IT & other departments to ensure the continuous development of the BI tools
Conduct financial analysis to identify the efficiency and effectiveness of business activities, processes & procedures with a focus on achieving continual improvement.
The successful candidate will posses the following skills
CA/CPA qualified with minimum 5 years’ experience in a Senior Accounting / Business Performance role
A strong foundation from a large management consulting firm is required
Understanding & experience with consolidation, AIFRS & adjustments required to satisfy IFRS
Experience in retail, FMCG or manufacturing will be highly desirable, but not required
Excellent communication skills including verbal and written
Possess strong discipline and high level of accuracy
Exceptional time management and organisational skills
Advanced excel skills
A positive, “can do” approach to all interactions
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