Senior Manager, FP&A-Global Business Units The Senior
Manager, FP&A-Global Business Units will be the key finance
partner for BRG’s global business units and their leaders with
respect to a wide variety of accounting, planning and financial
management topics associated with these practices and their
matters. This position’s location is flexible, however Washington
DC, Chicago, and Dallas are preferred. The global business units
include practices across a diverse set of concentration areas
(including but not limited to investigations, construction
disputes, government contracting, and international arbitration)
that do business with clients across the world.
This Senior Manager be part of BRG’s finance organization
reporting to the VP of Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”)
with dotted line reporting to the leaders of BRG’s global business
units. This Senior Manager will provide close support to the
leaders of individual practice groups and to other key experts
charged with practice financial management.
This role will either take the lead on or be heavily involved in
all of the following:
a) Pricing (or providing practice or corporate review of the
pricing) of non-standard and complex matters, particularly fixed
fee or other complex engagements.
b) Helping identify non-standard or complex matters at inception
to insure appropriate setup.
c) Tracking matter status to support operational management of
the matter by the practice unit and engagement team, including use
of independent contractors.
d) Creating tracking tools, analytics and dashboards to support
practice and community management from practice, community and
e) Regularly maintaining tracking tools, including continuing
training of and contact with engagement leaders to foster broad and
consistent use of tools.
f) Regularly meeting and reviewing financial progress with
g) Determining revenue recognition for non-standard and complex
matters. While the Lead does not have to be a CPA, the Lead must be
able to master and implement revenue recognition concepts with a
high level of sophistication, including identifying matters with
complex revenue attributes, analyzing matters to isolate and model
performance obligations, and creating supporting schedules and
worksheets to support revenue recognition throughout the life of
the matter under the supervision of the Controllers group.
h) Regularly refreshing revenue and other financial projections
as needed by practices, FP&A and Controllers.
i) Computing monthly and year-to-date available utilization of
staff and report to service line leads.
j) Partnering with the Director of Revenue to enhance billing
and collection processes across practices in the global business
units and supporting complex collection activities.
k) Supporting practice profitability calculations as utilized in
l) Budgeting, both operational and corporate.
m) Supporting community projects, particularly financial
management of business development efforts, R&D and conferences
that are either large and material or span more than one practice
n) Supporting building cases for and providing other analytical
support for practice expansion.
• CPA, MBA or equivalent advanced degree or credential (for
example CFA) preferred.
• Minimum of 7-10 years of professional financial experience
grounded in operationally-focused financial management, which could
include planning, analysis, strategy and budgeting roles, business
division financial controller experience, or other roles providing
close financial support for leadership with P&L
• Direct experience supporting international business units is
• Experience in a matrixed environment and/or professional
services business (or other project-oriented business reliant on
significant revenue-generating individuals) is a significant
positive, but not required.
• Willingness and ability to build complex models and
• Comfortable working in & querying large scale data
environments in support of analytical and reporting efforts
• Excellent communication and written/verbal presentation
skills. Able to participate actively in business decisions speaking
from an analytical, data-driven and accountability-oriented vantage
• Ability to independently assemble executive level
presentations and analyses and comfortable presenting to a senior
• Experience with and solid understanding of US GAAP.
• Experience must include participation in, understanding of and
respect for enterprise control and governance processes.
• Able to juggle multiple projects and competing requirements,
often under changing deadlines.
• Demonstrate a level of excellence to maintain the confidence
and respect of leaders at all levels of the firm.
Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data
analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations,
and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations,
financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and
regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide
sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a
wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition
policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual
property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In
addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with
compliance, business process improvement, and strategy
Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal
right to work in the U.S., without company sponsorship.
BRG is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or
protected veteran status.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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