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Ventures and Acquisitions Accounting Specialist - 6M FTC

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00534458

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Job Title: Ventures and Acquisitions Accounting Specialist - 6M FTC 

Level: 9 Specialist

Location: Dublin

 

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to V&A Accounting Manager, the Ventures & Acquisitions Specialist will contribute to the successful finance integration arising from Ventures and Acquisitions activity:
  • Responsible for providing Finance support globally across other locations and countries impacted by V&A activity.
  • Help manage the transition to SAP through, ensuring requirements of the business operating model are met and assisting the affiliate accounting process through the post-close, pre-SAP cutover period
  • Work with service delivery teams to ensure efficient integration of back office operations of acquired entities into Accenture standard practices
  • Reconciliation of statutory financial statements to US GAAP opening balance sheet and affiliate accounting for acquired entities
  • Design and implement solutions to integrate accounting for non-SAP entities
  • Provide finance / controllership support to local legal teams on liquidation of acquired entities
  • Assist with monitoring of the V&A pipeline and gathering required information on upcoming acquisitions to communicate to impacted Service Delivery teams
  • Preparation of financial statements of acquired entities for independent audit
  • Create standardised process through working on existing and upcoming acquisitions.
  • Establish self as Acquisition Subject Matter Expert in Controllership
  • Maintain documentation and learnings from prior acquisitions to further finance excellence
  • Ensure data retention compliance

Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively across Finance organisation to achieve results
  • In-depth knowledge of General Ledger principles, policies and procedures
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge around acquisition accounting
  • Strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ownership mentality with initiative and high-quality work standard
  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively - reliable with "can do" attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and experience with financial management systems and office automation applications
  • Project management
  • Fluency in English

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional accountancy qualification, preferably ACCA, CIMA or ACA
  • 5+ years of progressive financial accounting experience
  • Acquisition accounting and finance integration experience
  • Statutory accounts preparation experience
  • Experience working with SAP Financials an advantage
  • Strong technical knowledge of Local & US GAAP and experience of IFRS an advantage
  • Liquidation experience an advantage
  • Corporation Tax experience an advantage           

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 specialized 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. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


Please note that 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. 

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

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