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Japan Operations Finance Senior Analyst - Level 10

Job Location: Dalian

Regional Description: China

Job Number: 00558200


- Job description

Job Summary: 
The Portfolio Management and Delivery Senior Analyst will provide action-oriented analytics, insight and business advisory support for Japan Operations Leadership.  Support will focus on non-contract cost trends and operational payroll management with collaboration with Human Resources (HR) on balancing of headcount supply and demand but will also include sales, revenue, contract controllable income, cost to serve, pipeline, and trends in support of the defined business objectives and accountabilities/metrics for Accenture Operations.  Other responsibilities include sponsorship of standardized reporting, analytics, tools and processes for payroll and non-contract cost management across the GU.  Success will be measured on delivered business results and effective teaming across stakeholders.
The person in this role will need skills and experience in:
  • Robust knowledge of standardized reporting plus ability to extract data directly from SAP BR
  • Issue identification and designing and implementing analytics to drive recommended actions
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to work successfully within virtual team
  • Flexibility
  • Cross teaming collaboration an essential requirement
  • Business and functional acumen
Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish self as trusted source of business analytics with key stakeholders
  • Work with the Japan CSG Finance lead and work closely with the Non-Contract Cost Centre of Excellence.  Collaborate with Area and GU HR to implement appropriate management actions of deployed headcount/productivity drivers to support growth of pipeline and achieve sales targets to deliver high quality and cost effective capabilities to meet client demand – preparing analysis to support recommendations for leadership in balancing supply and demand across the GU’s for each workforce if required to supplement GU actions. 
  • Prepare the detailed variance analysis of market development and deployed business development costs, following up with business runners for specific actions as required and ensuring affordability is balanced within non-contract cost commitments.
  • Work for the Japan Operations Finance Lead to design and implement tools and processes to create and manage to operational payroll targets by workforce by GU as output of the Affordability Process leveraging those standard tools and processes liaising with GU Operations Finance teams.
  • Work closely with AREA Operations Finance Lead to ensure best practices on cost management are executed across the GU teams.
  • Prepare analysis for Non Contract Costs and associated headcount/productivity drivers, and support formulation of recommendations for leadership action at the appropriate level of detail for Operations
  • Leveraging standardized reporting and analytics, monitor additional financial metrics by Service Group, on as needed basis
  • Assist in preparation of materials in support of monthly state of the business reviews, quarterly business reviews, and other leadership meetings with MET/Africa Finance Leadership
  • Liaise with Corporate Finance shared teams in support of areas of responsibility
  • Support Senior Leadership with ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Collaborate with the Global Non Contract Cost Centre of Excellence and with Japan Finance Leadership for Operations
Basic Qualifications:
  • Education: Graduate in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA (not required)
  • Recommended Certifications, Licenses, etc.:
  • Work Experience: 4 or more years of Accenture experience required
  • Work Requirements: N/A
Financial Skills and Competencies
  • Internal Accenture Finance Systems; Chart of Accounts; GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles); General Ledger; Recurring / Repeating Journal Entries; Pricing; Working Capital Management; Budgeting and Forecasting; Business Case Development; Capital Budgeting; Cash Flow Analysis; Financial Analysis; KPI (Key Performance Indicator); Alliance Strategy and Assessment; EVA (Economic Value Analysis)
    Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to work with proactively and thoroughly, with appropriate supervision to achieve regular deliverables and to add value to the GU Finance team.
  • Strong understanding of the economics that drive our business, the operating and economic models
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Robust communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills
Travel and Overtime Requirements:
  • Role is flexible, but some overtime should be expected at peak periods

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