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Case Study

Being a value driver

How we reimagined Accenture Finance to benefit our company, clients and our people.

Call for change

“As a finance organization, we are continuously reimagining and rethinking how we work to drive value for Accenture.”

— MELISSA BURGUM, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

When tech meets human ingenuity

Finance DNA

Focus on fundamentals

Maintain an unwavering focus on service, compliance, process excellence, risk management, cost and efficiency.

Digital enablement

Use existing and new digital technologies as key enablers to streamline service and free up Finance professionals to focus on higher-value work.


Apply innovative thinking across the finance realm in advising the business, enhancing employee engagement and improving operational performance.

Insightful solutions

Apply expertise, analytics and solutions to drive new business reporting, tools and insights into business performance.

Agile business partners

Move away from recording and reporting on results to working alongside the business in new ways to add new value.

Dynamic talent and culture

Create a dynamic workforce and culture by moving from a focus on accounting and controlling to learning and supporting the business as key advisers.

A valuable difference


Investing in the skills of our Finance and business practitioners to drive profitable growth.

Implemented SAP S/4 HANA and BW on HANA in the cloud.

Industrialized mergers and acquisitions capability.

Expanded adoption of digital tools and dashboards, accessible on demand.

Perform 67% of Finance activities in shared services locations.

Became early adopter of automation.

Enable continuous auditing and risk assessment by analytics and technology.

Implemented analytics-driven time and expense controls.

Deployed a centralized, secure digital repository for financial contract documentation.

Meet the team

Richard Clark

Chief Transformation Officer, Business Enablement

Melissa Burgum

Corporate Controller

Andrew Inchley

Managing Director – Finance, Strategy and Enablement

Carsten Poulsen

Managing Director – Finance, Transformation Technology