US Branch Finance Lead

Why you’ll love Quantis

Quantis is a leading sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. For nearly two decades, our dynamic and visionary team has partnered with organizations across the globe to transform their industries and pave the way for a planetary economy that aligns business with nature. We strive to be agents of change, helping companies transform from business as usual to business at its best.

We believe that sustainable transformation is possible and within our power. We’re contributing to this transformation by combining the latest science with strategic business insights. Our advice enables global leaders in the consumer goods and finance industries to understand how to reduce their environmental impacts, implement change successfully, and operate within planetary boundaries.

Motivated by this common purpose, our 280+ talented professionals cultivate a unique, collaborative culture that we call the Quantis Spirit. We are innovative. We are impact-oriented. We are science-based. We are Quantis.

Join us!

Are you an experienced and motivated Finance professional looking for a big opportunity to oversee firm performance, accounting & admin, reporting, and more while making an impact in the Sustainability sphere? Check out this role, it was made for you.


  • You’re motivated and aligned towards our mission of aligning businesses with Planetary Boundaries.
  • You possess 8 years or more experience leading financial matters, preferably in International/Multinational Professional Services firm background or similar experience in CPA or management accounting firms.
  • You are autonomous and able to lead with minimal guidance & possess strong organization and time management capabilities
  • You have the ability to see the big picture for both finance and controlling topics, and provide solution-oriented advisory to office leadership.
  • You a seasoned professional able to communicate effectively and with authenticity.
  • You are familiar with US financial reporting and GAAP requirements.
  • You have hands-on experience in general accounting, planning and analysis, treasury, financial systems implementation, financial reporting
  • You possess deep knowledge of accounting and metrics in the service industries.
  • You have strong strategic business planning skills and a successful track record in building and deploying strategies on financial matters
  • Your analytical and organizational skills are top-notch.
  • You’re a team player that enables others to be successful at finding solutions using their expertise by providing clear guidance, support, and direction.
  • You communicate effectively and efficiently in fluent English.
  • You’re experienced at and passionate about supporting the growth and development of your colleagues.
  • Data affinity and proficiency in MS Office software and databases, especially financial.

As our US Finance Lead, here’s a preview of what type of work you’ll be involved in:

Accounting & Administrative Processes

  • Run the day-to-day accounting processes utilizing the Quantis´s internal finance systems, ensuring the integrity of the data in these systems
  • Oversee payroll, managing the financial impact of new hires, terminations, transfers, compensation, pension plans and other benefits
  • Manage payments and the day-to-day cash position (including any financing requirements)
  • Ensure that local practices comply with Quantis policies and local requirements
  • Understand and ensure compliance with internal and external deadlines

Planning & Reporting

  • Prepare Quantis US annual financial plans and re-estimates
  • Responsible for preparation of GAAP financial statements
  • Responsible for preparation of cash forecast
  • Provide timely and meaningful management reporting as a basis for business decisions
  • Be proactive in determining the impact of year-to-date variances on the annual plan and in recommending remedial actions
  • Provide ad hoc information and analysis, as required
  • Manage the local audit relationship and be responsible for final audit results

Firm Performance

  • Track and monitor capacity, clients, revenues and costs, continuously identifying and implementing programs for reducing “other costs” and profit improvement measures
  • Maximize purchasing efficiencies, whenever possible. Ensuring adherence to firm-wide vendor policies and agreements
  • Implement best practices in invoicing and collections process in order to decrease DSO and maximize cash collections
  • Manage treasury including monthly cash forecasting and managing local banking relationships and ensure day-to-day liquidity

Risk Management & Legal

  • Ensure that risk management is effectively embedded into the finance function, including ensuring adequate systems of internal control (segregation of duties, reconciliations, checks and balances and oversight)
  • Pro-actively identify and mitigate risks including embedding risk management philosophy with the various functions
  • Ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements, including preparing all official documents and filings required by local laws
  • Ensure appropriate local office policies are in place and monitored, and adherence to global policies
  • Assist in client negotiations and contracting, ensuring appropriate processes are in place regarding client contract management including enforcement of world-wide contracting policies
  • Manage local office insurances

Leadership & Strategic Partnership

  • Serve as a strategic partner to the Quantis US leadership team developing close relationships with the Managing Director, the Talent Lead, the Operations Lead, and our Branch Team Leads.
  • Support the Managing Director and Global Financial Lead in thought leadership on financial matters to best enable the branch and our people.

To thrive in the Quantis culture, you’ll:

  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for your work: think and act with autonomy, while knowing when to ask for help.
  • Take initiative if something needs to be done.
  • Be positive! Use positive language, look at challenges not as bottlenecks, but as problems to solve, and see failure as a lesson learned.
  • Practice open and transparent communication; welcome effective dialogue and productive disagreement with minimal tension. 
  • Self-Manage: be in the driver’s seat of your professional growth and ambitions all the while valuing the learning journey and opportunities within Quantis.

Some logistics to consider

  • Location: United States – Boston, MA
  • Optimal start date: As soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy) via web-conferences
  • Ability to travel, up to 10%

Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment. Salary will be determined based on potential for contribution to the organization’s success.

At Quantis we believe that equality, diversity and inclusiveness are central to our mission of building a sustainable future. Quantis is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people from diverse backgrounds including race, color, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, religion, creed, politics, or any other non-merit factor. It is our daily commitment to ensure that each Quantisian works in an environment where they belong and where they can thrive.