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Finance Analyst

Job Location: Newcastle

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00668735

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Role: Finance Analyst  
Location: Newcastle
Career Level : Specialist
Salary: Upto £44,000 dependant on skills and experience plus excellent benefits


Introduction:
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.

Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.


Support the global financial management function and business advisory services. Offer services through contract completion on regulatory and organization principles compliance, internal controls, budgeting/forecasting, contract profit and loss management and advisory to our customer leadership teams and corporate leadership. Deliver services around the globe through a network of financial professionals via help-desk support, shared service operations and customer-dedicated on-site support.


What will the Role Involve

Your role includes some or all of the following key responsibilities. 


 

Provide value-added financial management, analysis, and advice to client engagement teams to maximize the profitability of engagements

 

- Collaborate with client and engagement executives, client group finance leads (or equivalent), and other finance operations executives to communicate the position and status of contract or account financial position
- Complete standard MTD/QTD financial and operational activities and processes
- Fulfill invoicing and collections, consistent with contractual requirements
- Advise/assist on forecast management activities (input collection, processing and report creation) - Perform/assist with work plan reconciliation and reporting
- Track and report time-reporting hours, expenses, and variances as required, including compliance with account/engagement expense policy (if existent)Track and report third-party out-of-pocket expenses, client time and expenses against program budget, and any other expense charges to program budget tracking and reporting of third-party out-of-pocket expenses

 

Contribute to the CFM organization

 

- Prepare and participate in CFM meetings and training sessions
- Supervise, coach, and mentor junior CFM analyst(s) and others
- Identify and communicate to CFM leadership to opportunities to continuously improve training, methodologies, tools and skills
- Support and contribute to local CFM recruiting initiatives
- Execute account financial processes to ensure the quality and integrity of engagement financial records

 

Provide pricing / new business support for new and extended business opportunities and/or review pricing calculations from engagement executives

- Perform or assist with the preparation of engagement, project, and program reporting as well as Accenture internal financial accounting processes
- Support and execute the account forecasting process, including ad hoc and internal stakeholder management requests
- Execute all global and local statutory, tax, Internal Controls, and US GAAP requirements as described by policy to ensure full compliance
- Perform Inventory and Receivables management, including monitoring of variances and follow-up on discrepancies
- Execute/assist with balance sheet accountability, including tracking of capital assets and technology rental equipment, hardware/software costs, and other items

What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Professional Accounting Accreditation (i.e. CIMA, ACCA)
  • Experience working with and supervising offshore teams
  • Strong understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good working knowledge of SAP and MME
  • Strong understanding of local statutory requirements
  • Familiarity with the breadth of Client Financial Management services
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to establish key relationships with a number of key (executive and non-executive) stakeholders
Are there any additional work requirements?

Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary, in order to meet monthly and quarterly deliverable deadlines and to provide extended-hour customer service support

   

What’s in it for you?
 
All our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
What are the next steps?
 
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
Closing Date for Applications 14/02/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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