Finance Associate | Finance & Accounting | Core Operations - #366612

FTI Consulting


Date: 1 week ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Who We Are

FTI Consulting is the world’s leading expert-driven consulting firm. Over the last 40 years, FTI Consulting experts have served as the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s leading law and private equity firms when they are facing their greatest opportunities and challenges. Our strong performance and continued success are a direct reflection of the ambition, energy, and commitment of our talented professionals across the globe to make a positive impact for our clients and communities.

At FTI Consulting, you’ll be inspired and empowered to make an impact on headline matters that change history. Working side by side with the world’s leading experts in your field, you’ll be surrounded by an open collaborative culture that embraces diversity, recognition, professional development and most importantly, you.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join FTI Consulting and this is where you will do the most exciting and fulfilling work of your career.

Are you ready to make an impact?

About The Role

The Finance Associate role oversees crucial financial operations, including vendor invoices, subcontractor management, and various administrative tasks. Reporting to the Finance Manager South Africa, this position plays a pivotal role in ensuring financial health and regulatory compliance across all segments. Operating on-site during standard working hours, the Finance Associate facilitates seamless coordination with stakeholders to maintain efficiency and accuracy in financial processes.

What You’ll Do

Vendor Invoices

- Vendor setup for new vendors
- Load invoices onto Chrome River with correct coding, including splitting costs across all segments where necessary using latest headcount files.
- Ensure urgent invoices are approved before cut-off for payment run.
- Request statements from Vendors, and conduct reconciliations.
- Manage issues where vendors not submitting invoices timeously.
- Ensure at year end vendors submit expenses early so that costs fall within the correct accounting period. If not possible work with finance teams to ensure accruals raised
- Assist Accounts payable team with any queries.
- Any structure changes ensure approval matrix updated accordingly.
- Oversee FNB Corporate card, Travel, service delivery from vendors.

Sub-Contractor Management

- Load all new subcontractors.
- Ensure that the subcontractor process is operating optimally and that subcontractors paid within the agreed period.
- Manage all contractor amendments, including extensions and terminations.
- This include liaising with the Office Manager to ensure where subcontractors were issued FTI laptops and equipment these are returned and logged accordingly
- Reviewing monthly financial results to ensure that subcontractors correctly processed.
- If financial reporting shows errors, ensure that the Dubai finance teams make corrections or accruals timeously.

FNB Corporate Cards

- If changes in staff assist with issuing of new cards, removal of cards for employees that have left.
- Responsible for any queries on cards, issues staff might have with their cards.
- Assist with reconciliation of Corporate credit cards ensuring within policy and costs recovered from clients where necessary (liaise with office manager)

Insurances

- Yearly review of Insurance cover to ensure that our insurance coverage is sufficient and make any necessary changes with our brokers as required.
- Ensure Insurances are paid timeously.
- Provide assistance as required in processing insurance claims.

Fixed Asset Register

- Work with Finance team and IT to ensure that that Fixed Asset Register is up to date and correct.

Billing

- Run WIP reports and discuss with assignment project team whether any additional disbursements need to be claimed/billed for.
- Work with the billing team if any corrections required on WIP, rate changes required etc.
- Assist teams with billing, any queries they have on taxes (including understanding the impact of any withholding taxes).
- Review WIP and make teams aware when they are close to reaching their CAP (larger projects)
- For WIP 60 days and older, assist teams with billing.
- Inform Finance Manager of any provisions required.
- Distribute WIP reports prior to the monthly WIP meetings with Dubai.
- Take notes in the monthly WIP meetings with Dubai and ensure that all actions are taken in a timely manner (at the latest before the next monthly meeting)
- Assist with obtaining debtor statements.

Debt Collection

- Keep tracking outstanding debtors; following up and ensure payment arrangements are honoured.
- Locate and contact debtors.
- Handle client questions or complaints relating to invoices.
- Build trust with debtors.
- Provide debtors feedback to segment lead and Finance Manager

BEE and EE

- Send through the required financial information to our BEE and EE Consultants
- Assist with gathering information for the BEE audit, working with the auditors on any of their queries
- Assist with completion of BEE Trust financials.
- Work with Trustees to ensure compliance matters are adhered to

Ad hoc

- Assist with providing financial information for RFP’s, tenders, and Stats SA
- Providing financial information required for the Audit.
- Assist SA finance leader with any financial reporting requirements.
- Working with relevant teams on updating of policies as required

How You’ll Grow

We are committed to investing and supporting you in your professional development and we have developed a range of programs focused on fostering leadership, growth and development opportunities. We aim to promote continuous learning and individual skills development through on-the-job learning, self-guided professional development courses and certifications. You’ll be assigned a dedicated coach to mentor, guide and support you through regular coaching sessions and serve as an advocate for your professional growth.

As you progress through your career at FTI Consulting, we offer tailored programs for critical professional milestones to ensure you are prepared and empowered to take on your next role.

What You Will Need to Succeed

Qualifications & Experience

- Accounting/Finance qualifications
- Knowledge of Unit 4 or Elite Enterprise (or other billing/accounting systems)
- Good background in billing
- Client service mindset and attitude
- Attention to detail and ability to prioritise
- Energetic and self-motivated
- Strong oral, verbal and written communication skills
- Team oriented person who is detail oriented and dependable
- Ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and in a rapidly changing organisation
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with personnel at all levels of the organization.
- Used to working with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment
- Proficient in in Word and Excel
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