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Finance Analyst

Corporate Services - Finance Detroit

At AlixPartners, we solve the most complex and critical challenges by moving quickly from analysis to action when it really matters; creating value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. We prize diversity and inclusion, the intellectually curious, the inventive, and the forward-thinking. We invite you to influence the way we work and define the way we embrace tomorrow.

AlixPartners has a Hybrid Work framework to support our employees. How this works in practice varies by geography and function based on client and team requirements. As this framework is new post-COVID-19 pandemic, it may also change over time.

AlixPartners requires COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for this position, subject to reasonable accommodation.

What you’ll do

In this hands-on role on AlixPartners’ Corporate Services team, you will be a partner to the Enterprise Improvement (EI) Practice and the Accounting function, supporting key financial processes including client billing, revenue recognition and accounts receivable. You will collaborate with Senior Financial Analysts and other members of a diverse team, while enjoying the challenge of addressing complex and ambiguous financial issues.

The Strategic Finance Analyst - EI is a full-time role located in Southfield, Michigan, and reports to the Strategic Finance Manager - EI. Paid relocation is not available.

  • Support EI Managing Directors through billing, collection, A/R and accounting processes, mainly in the EI Americas and EMEA/Asia businesses.
  • Review and understand consulting agreements with clients and subcontractors, identifying issues where present.
  • Review client invoices, checking for accuracy and completeness, communicating requirements to the engagement accounting team.
  • Review time/expense submissions, identifying time/expense issues, and request correction by accounting or consulting staff.
  • Extract and prepare accounting/finance data for review by lead consultant before invoicing.
  • Distribute monthly reports, data, and financial analysis to EI Managing Directors; respond to one-off requests for data and analysis.
  • Support A/R process and collections follow-up for delinquent accounts.
  • Respond to inquiries from accounting group re: client engagement status and economics; identify potential issues and notify appropriate parties.
  • Evaluate and handle sensitive, confidential calls, emails, internal and client data with appropriate care, exercising sound judgment in responding to unique and urgent situations. 
  • Help prepare internal finance/accounting presentations.
  • Balance conflicting requests from internal and external parties, finding creative ways to meet the needs of different individuals. Handle other requests for routine finance, accounting, and administrative tasks.
  • Additional responsibilities as identified. This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree required; ideal candidate has accounting/finance/business/economics or related field.
  • One (1) – three (3) years’ accounting/finance experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • Experience with SAP  S/4 Hanna a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, displaying the highest degree of integrity. Experienced and comfortable working and communicating directly with senior executives and professional staff.
  • A business style that is fluid and adaptive in a dynamic environment.
  • Enjoys identifying creative process improvements and finding ways to capture or extract data needed by others and present or modify it according to their requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to work independently on complex assignments.
  • Ability to gain an in-depth understanding of the business, over time, and find new ways to enhance the value brought to our firm.
  • Ability to be available and on-call after normal business hours to handle special/urgent situations.
  • Must become familiar with, and promote and abide by, all Firm values as defined by the AlixPartners’ Code of Conduct and in terms of Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Ability to work full time in an office and remote environment; physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the workday.

In addition to a positive workplace, the firm offers a comprehensive compensation package including an excellent benefit program (health, vision, dental, disability, 401K, tuition reimbursement).

AlixPartners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.

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