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Strategic Analytics Senior Consultant

at Deloitte in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

The Strategic Analytics team, part of the Deloitte US Firm’s Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization, combines strategic business consulting, analytical thinking and data science skillsets to solve complex business challenges for the Finance organization and the broader Firm. Our project-based team is looking for a Sr Consultant to lead projects focused on operations and strategy. Activities include developing project vision and approach, managing stakeholders, leading project delivery, and preparing clear, concise and compelling executive-level presentations. This role will have significant exposure to senior Firm leadership across Enabling Areas and Businesses and will be responsible for helping Deloitte achieve its strategic priorities.

Work you’ll do Internal business consulting

+ Apply strategic thinking and hypothesis-based consulting to frame complex questions into analytical problems and provide meaningful insights

+ Support Finance and Firm leadership with ad-hoc specialized analyses

+ Design and facilitate workshops and working sessions with senior executives to build understanding and drive action

+ Develop executive level presentations to communicate and achieve consensus for recommendations. Our projects are frequently presented at Firm governing body meetings

Program management

+ Support large, complex engagements for FP&A and Finance leaders to transform the organization, with a focus on forward-looking operations and change management

+ Manage the implementation of recommendations by driving cross-functional stakeholder engagement, communications and other change management elements

+ Facilitate collaboration with ITS to drive systemic solutions and sustainable impact across projects

+ Develop and operationalize reporting to measure the impact of changes

Storytelling through data

+ Translate conceptual questions into data-driven analyses to allow leaders to make informed decisions

+ Transform data into useful information tailored to leadership needs through storyboarding and data visualization

Driving collaboration across the Firm

+ Foster strong relationships with other internal consulting and analytics groups to drive growth and profitability

+ Work with key stakeholder groups to build cross-functional relationships across the organization

+ Provide ad-hoc expertise on project framework, approach, tools and Firm data to other teams

To be successful in this role, you’ll need

+ Client-service mindset and a desire to take on tough and challenging projects. The scope and variety of work will change frequently depending on the current project portfolio

+ Good understanding of finance and financial analysis and sound business acumen

+ Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

+ Ability to filter through ambiguity but able to also execute on the details, while working well under pressure and acting in the utmost confidentiality with sensitive information

+ Superior project management, time management, and client relationship management skills

+ Superior written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills with ability to “tell the story”

+ Extremely strong interpersonal and team building skills; able to foster a cohesive and effective work environment

+ Possess self-confidence, diplomacy, poise, business judgment, maturity, discretion, and empathy

+ An ability to work effectively across functions and levels; comfort collaborating with teammates in a virtual environment. The Strategic Analytics group is a virtual team with colleagues located across the US

+ Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; experience with Tableau is preferred

+ Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn analytical tools such as Dataiku, R, Databricks, or similar tools is a plus

Additional qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, economics or a technical discipline; advanced degree preferred

+ 4-6 years of relevant work experience in client-facing or internal consultative roles

+ Flexible work style. Some moderate travel (up to 10%) may be required given the expected leadership interactions and the hands-on nature of the work. A US-based office location is required

+ Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Job Posting: JC192412128

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Sep 25, 2021