Resource Management Associate
Posted on 3/22/2024
Withum

1,001-5,000 employees

Technology-driven advisory and accounting services
Company Overview
Withum stands out as a technologically adept advisory and accounting firm, equipping clients with the tools to maintain a strong position in the modern business environment. The company's strength lies in its expert team, who are adept at guiding organizations through complex projects and business challenges to achieve superior results. This commitment to client success, coupled with a forward-thinking approach, positions Withum as a leader in the advisory and accounting industry.
Food & Agriculture
Consulting
Industrial & Manufacturing
Energy
Social Impact
Cybersecurity
Financial Services
Real Estate
Aerospace
Education
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1974

Headquarters

Princeton, New Jersey

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

43%
Locations
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Management
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Production Planning & Scheduling
Supply Chain Management
Transportation & Distribution
Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business, or related field is required
  • 3 years of public accounting experience as an external client server or 1 to 3 years' experience as a resource management professional, preferably in a professional services firm
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Outgoing personality and ability to present topics and run meetings in front of all levels of the firm, from entry level staff through senior and executive management
  • Understands and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize work accordingly
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations and manage conflicting priorities with confidence
  • Demonstrated self-starter who is a solution-oriented problem solver
  • Strong technology skills are essential, including MS Office Suite
Responsibilities
  • Making decisions on staffing issues by working with all levels within the engagement team to find solutions for workload balancing and client due dates
  • Collaborating with niche and service line leaders and client engagement teams to understand their business needs and drive consistency
  • Monitoring schedules daily to ensure that team members are being effectively utilized to support the achievement of budget plans by reviewing available resources and facilitating necessary adjustments to ensuring the alignment of resources based on experience, industry, technical expertise, and geography when appropriate
  • Monitoring productivity conflicts, leverage, availability, travel, and on-charge hours
  • Consistently reviewing staff schedules for workload balance, managing capacity, and other issues in order to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Reviewing potential scheduling solutions, when new jobs arrive or team member(s) leave, in a creative way with a firm perspective in mind and facilitates changes through Partners', Managers', and Seniors' schedules
  • Identifying trends to proactively balance workloads while increasing utilization
  • Developing strong working relationships and maintains open communication with all levels regarding team member availability to ensure maximum team member utilization
  • Implementing six-month and annual schedules based on established budgets, client requests and deadlines, staff development program requirements, and PTO requests
  • Meeting weekly with niche leaders and managers to discuss staffing needs
  • Conducting a weekly analysis of the prior week’s posted billable and non-billable time for the Chief Utilization Officer and PICs, and make staffing recommendations based on findings
  • Preparing scheduling, utilization, and forecasting reports on a weekly basis and provides analysis of the data to assist niche leaders and PICs in making staffing decisions
  • Acting as a resource and a point of contact to mediate conflicts and resolve resource needs that develop
  • Working with the Partners and affected managers to get all PTO requests approved
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with managers to facilitate scheduling requests and scheduling confirmations