Finance Business Partner Manager - Industry - Johnson - job 1196792

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Johnson, Arkansas

Employment type: Full-time

Work you'll do

An Industry Finance Business Partner plays a key role in providing direct finance and operational support to the Industry and Sector Leaders and their Chiefs of Staff. This person will partner closely with the Industry Chief Operations Officer to monitor financial and marketplace performance, execute financial and operations routines, develop forecasts and plans, and lend ad hoc support to Sector and Industry teams.

The Consulting Finance organization provides specialized finance-related services in support of the business leaders of the firm. This specific role focuses on one of the five Commercial Industries: Consumer, Energy, Resources & Industrials, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare, or Technology, Media & Telecom. Each Industry is a large, complex business within Consulting and includes multiple Sectors. The Industry FBP will ensure effective management of the client portfolio, including providing transparency of financial performance during the forecasting and planning processes. He/she will provide actionable insights and recommendations to business leaders based on thorough understanding of financial and operational results. Additional focus is on supporting the businesses on executing their strategic operational and marketplace driven objectives.

Key Responsibilities include:

Leadership Support

  • Serve as connection point between Consulting leaders, Chief Operating Officer, Chiefs of Staff, Engagement Financial Analysts, and Finance to drive operational results and efficiency
  • Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and the future financial performance to the Business' leadership
  • Support the business in protecting, growing and optimizing the assets of the Firm
  • Serve as a catalyst to drive forward initiatives critical to delivering the business' strategy

Monitoring of Performance and Execution of Financial/Ops Routines and Reporting

  • Analyze and explain the financial performance of the business
  • Transform information into insights and actionable decisions
  • Collaborate with the COO, and CoS to prepare analyses related to sales, pipeline, revenue, backlog, profitability, operational performance and other KPIs
  • Understand firm systems and data to assess implications of operational changes on reporting
  • Innovate next generation of leadership decision-making support tools and routines
  • Continuously improve Consulting Finance and FP&A's organizational efficiency and effectiveness by leading internal change initiatives

Development of Forecasts/Plans

  • Support an efficient and effective forecasting process that produces accurate, achievable forecasts that align with business's strategic objectives
  • Participate in strategy development and planning, facilitate the annual and client account financial planning processes and monitor performance against strategic objectives
  • Identify and prioritize business challenges, risks and opportunities to recommend action plans

Teaming, Coaching, & Ad Hoc Analysis

  • Partner with peers within and across the other Industries to share ideas and collaborate on ways to improve finance routines and processes
  • Provide regular and actionable mentoring, feedback and professional development opportunities for the supporting USI Finance Business Partner
  • Conduct other financial analysis and reporting as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related subject
  • CPA or MBA preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant finance experience, preferably in a professional services firm
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Working with Senior Leadership
    • Problem solving skills
    • Quality and risk management
    • Project management
    • Change management
    • Business process improvement
    • Providing thought leadership
    • Formulating and delivering action plans for high profile strategic initiatives
    • Developing innovative solutions to business issues

Capability and Skillset Requirements

  • Accountability for Results: Holds self and others accountable for ensuring that results are achieved; Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision; Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibility; Sets high expectations for self and others
  • Communications: Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations
  • Creating Quality Deliverable: Establishes deliverable structure and content; Reviews deliverables of self and others team to ensure that they meet client expectations; Implements and enforces high standards for quality deliverables
  • Developing thought leadership / innovative ideas: Generates innovative ideas that are sound and progressive; Challenges the status quo; Fosters creativity throughout area of responsibility
  • Problem Solving: Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Providing Exceptional Client Service: Manages self and others to provide exceptional client service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity
  • Motivating Others: Exhibits enthusiasm, positive professional attitude, integrity, reliability, and leadership
  • Building Rapport: Leads by example; actively listens; Respects the opinions and perspectives of others; Demonstrates strong personal commitment to others; clearly states thoughts, ideas, and expectations
  • Decision-making: Decision making skills, and ability to challenge, negotiate, and influence
  • Accounting: Understanding GAAP and firm accounting policies and procedure

Technology or Other Requirements

  • Understanding of SAP, Analysis for Office, Salesforce/Mercury and other financial applications
  • Advanced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Working understanding of Tableau capabilities for data visualization

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