Job Description

Client Portfolio Finance Manager

Financial mgt for client portfolio including planning, forecasting & analysis support. Part of Client Service Group leadership & client teams as primary finance contact point & business advisor by contributing financial insights, solutions & controls including reviewing & approving deal structures, margins, contingency & solutions & driving profit improvement plans. Collaborate with OU, sales operations & client financial mgt teams to optimize profitability & manage risk across the client portfolio.

Talent Segment: Finance

Key Responsibilities

 

Your role includes some or all of the following key responsibilities. You should review these in conjunction with career level guidelines to gain a clear understanding of the expectations for your role.

 

        Overall

·       Act as primary point of contact for the operating unit/growth platform leadership and client executives regarding finance related questions, issues, policies, and procedures

·       Act as a business advisor to leadership on key decision by providing data and recommendations to aid decision making with focus on revenue and profitability improvement actions

·       Provide advice to help achieve targets, alert the operating unit/growth platform lead and global finance leadership of significant issues and work collaboratively with stakeholders to address the issues

·       Play an active role as finance representative in new business meetings and forecast review calls

·       Review and analyze annual client financial plans and quarterly forecasts

·       Review actual results versus plan and forecast, highlighting exception areas and identifying corrective actions

·       Decide corrective actions impacting client financial performance

·       Collaborate and advise operating unit/growth platform and client team leadership with decision making on sales management, pricing and delivery issues

·       Communicate relevant client portfolio financial issues, results, and information to operating unit/growth platform leadership

·       Collaborate with the operating unit/growth platform, client team leadership and client financial management (CFM) to maximize client profitability with a focus on continuous margin improvement

·       Participate in Financial Quality Assurance Reviews, implementing corrective actions and sharing best practices

·       Manage client risk, sales and backlog and working capital on the portfolio

·       Educate client service group executive teams on Accenture financial principles

·       Ensure compliance with US GAAP, Internal Controls and Accenture policies

·       In the event of an acquisition

o   Ensure successful integration of acquisition target financials onto relevant applications as well as operationalizing and tracking against the acquisition business case.

o   Leverage strong accounting skill set, work with local controllership and other global entities in managing the acquired balance sheet and our net working capital position

o   Supervise direct interface with CFM support to ensure end-to-end coverage, in particular identifying any early indicators of delivery issues (e.g. cost overrun; expenses; unrealistic estimated times for completions) and this is particularly critical of all legacy contracts brought over from the acquired entity

o   Direct analysis and report against the impact of the acquisition on the integrated business case, relying on regional growth and other “proxy” key performance indicators and metrics

Objectives

 

The performance objectives shown below are specific to this role. If you are in this role, these objectives will appear in myPerformance as a starting point for setting your objectives, using the 3+1 objectives setting approach. Within myPerformance, you will select three focused objectives from this list where you can make the most significant contributions to the business–one for each leadership contribution area (Value Creator, People Developer, Business Operator)–plus one objective for your professional growth (anything you want to achieve outside your daily responsibilities to develop yourself).

 

        Value Creator

 

        Business Operator

 

        People Developer

Career Level Expectations

 

Below are the expectations for all employees in this role. Please note that additional criteria may apply in some countries. If your home country appears in the "Country Specific Information" link at right, please click the country name to view the applicable expectations for this role.

 

Complexity

Degree of difficulty of an assignment or the level of problem-solving assessment and resolution required, as indicated by degree of problem-solving, strategic vs. routine focus, and stakeholder interactions (e.g., Executives, Supervisor, etc.)

·       Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creates solutions in situations in which analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

·       Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals.

·       Interaction is with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.

Authority

Power to influence or complete assignments independently and ability to make decisions, as indicated by latitude to devise work products or plans, reliance on instruction and decision-making ability

·       Some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments

Impact or Decision Impact

Risk or consequences in the event of failure, as indicated by range of expected impact, such as within a team or across a team or area of responsibility and level of risk

·       Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility

Scope

Degree of accountability for assigned tasks, our clients and/or the organization, as indicated by size of work effort and scale of entity and/or program

·       Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts at a client or within Accenture



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Qualifications

Skills and Proficiency Expectations

 

Below are the skills and minimum levels of proficiency (or depth of skill) that employees in this role are expected to possess. Adaptations to these criteria apply in some countries.


Skill Name

Expected Proficiency Level

Business Insight

P4 - Expert

Critical Thinking

P4 - Expert

Data Analytics and Interpretation

P4 - Expert

Effective Written Communications

P4 - Expert

Financial Compliance

P4 - Expert

Financial Principles

P4 - Expert

Stakeholder Management

P4 - Expert


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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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