Project controller analyst

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Engagement Controller

Do what matters for our clients, for us, and for you

​The Engagement Controller Practice is essential to delivering quality client service. As an Engagement Controller, you work directly with the consulting engagement team to provide financial analysis and logistical guidance.


An Engagement Controller is responsible for applying our project management principles to help keep our work on track from the very beginning. You will be responsible for providing key financial services to all members of the project team. This also means managing project logistics far beyond scheduling meetings and maintaining spreadsheets. It's about budgeting and forecasting, maintaining compliance with our policies, financial analysis, and project billing and receivables. In short, everything that makes us a highly functioning team. It's an important job, and we take it seriously.

Engagement Controllers have a field of vision shared by few others—you'll participate in everything from the behind-the-scenes details to the big picture. In a sense, you operate as a project’s Chief Financial Officer. You'll work alongside our consultants from beginning to end, as they provide services designed to help companies in their efforts to improve. And along the way, you'll make an impact on projects, develop knowledge, skills, and gain a network that you can consult no matter where your career takes you.


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What we look for

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated exceptional performance in these and other related majors: Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Business Management.

  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA and equal or stronger performance in your major(s).
  • Experience, interest, and aptitude in finance and/or accounting
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office programs-Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in delivering on commitments
  • Skills in solving problems, making decisions, and resolving conflicts
  • Willingness and ability to travel (required)


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Career path

Deloitte supports your progression through a well-defined career path by providing challenging assignments, mentoring, and formal trainings.  As a project controller analyst your skills will be challenged in a positive way as you work toward positively impacting your project, the organization, and the client. You are surrounded by some of the best talent in the world and will have opportunities for both career and personal growth.

1-2 years - Develops broad project controller skills; improves technical skills with Microsoft and PC tools; supports financial analysis and project management needs; becomes familiar with Deloitte financial policies; contributes to the creation of deliverables.

2-4 years – Expands technical proficiency with tools and processes; develops conclusions from analysis; takes responsibility for creating and leading portions of deliverable, supports engagement pricing.

Senior Consultant
2-4 years – Performs profitability, business development, and other ad-hoc analysis and reviews, reviews and directs deliverables for junior resources; leads and evaluates analysis to draw conclusions and develops insightful recommendations and solutions; designs deliverable content.

3-6 years - Oversees the activities of the project controller staff including supervision, task management and quality reviews of deliverables; plans and manages moderate to complex engagements; performs account-level reporting and analysis.

Senior Manager
4-6 years - Provides overall engagement management; integrates recommendations into a solution for the client team; structures, reviews and validates analysis and recommendations; serves as a mentor to junior resources and management staff.

Managing Director
Serves as a trusted advisor to senior Deloitte leadership; identifies key opportunities for our practice to expand; directs engagement management


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Learning and development

​Through your variety of experiences at Deloitte, you can develop the analytical, communication, and leadership skills that will help you achieve your full potential, no matter what career path you eventually choose. Because our work is often high-profile and mission-critical for our clients, Deloitte trains its project controller analysts in the project management principles that have helped us succeed. New team members attend Deloitte's Project Controller Analyst School, designed to help build your network of colleagues and develop the skills you'll need. Throughout your career at Deloitte, you'll receive professional training, mentoring, and counseling, as well as participate in an evaluation process to help you keep on track toward your goals. Advancement depends on your performance—not on how long you've worked here.

In addition to formal learning opportunities, you can expect to learn a great deal from your interactions with other practitioners through your project roles and other initiatives. Our apprenticeship culture makes developing our people a priority, and from day one you are connected with a network of individuals committed to helping you learn and grow. For example, each Analyst is assigned a dedicated counselor, charged with helping them navigate the organization, escalating issues and achievements, and representing them during reviews.


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How to apply

Deloitte Consulting LLP actively recruits accomplished students from select schools nationally. Check out the interactive campus map to find us on campus. Please contact your campus recruiter to learn more about when we will be on campus.


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