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Tax Accounting Specialist-Recently Qualified

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00589506


- Job description

Title: Tax Accounting Specialist-Recently Qualified

Level: 9 - Specialist

Location: Dublin


Job description:

The Tax Accounting function reports through the Managing Director, Global Tax and is organized along the lines of geographic responsibilities and process responsibilities.  A team of tax accounting experts report to the Director- Income Tax Accounting.  Most of the managers have both geographic and process responsibilities.  The specialists receive on the job training in order to assist the managers with their responsibilities.  The geographic roles support local finance and tax groups in ensuring accurate forecasting and reporting of income tax accounts.  The team is also responsible for global tax accounting processes, which are focused on the consolidation of global results for U.S. GAAP and management reporting purposes.


Description of Duties:


Responsible for supporting specific areas of income tax accounting and forecasting for Accenture’s income tax positions, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:


Primary/Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain Excel schedules and Access databases used to compile, translate and forecast the financial statement impact of accounting for Accenture’s income tax reserves under ASC 740 (formerly FIN 48)
  • Maintain SharePoint site access rights, facilitate XML questionnaire quarterly updates and annual maintenance
  • Ensure proper documentation is received from Area Tax to support unrecognized and recognized tax positions
  • Document basis for balance sheet classification of income tax reserves
  • Maintain calendar of deliverables
  • Prepare schedules for quarterly and annual internal control signoffs
  • Record entries for changes in income tax reserves and reconcile accounts to supporting documents
  • Assist with the external financial audits and reviews of income tax reserves
  • Research US GAAP treatment of tax accounting issues related to unrecognized tax benefits/reserves 

Growth Areas:

  • Assist with the geographic tax lead review of income tax forecasting packages and true-ups
  • Support the cash reporting and forecasting process as needed
  • Assist with other global tax accounting processes (e.g., tax account analysis)
  • Prepare inputs for quarterly presentations to Finance management regarding the financial statement impact of income taxes
  • Assist with implementation of new software solution for income tax reserves

Preferred Requirements: 

  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years Accounting experience
  • Some technical tax background preferred
  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles
  • Ability to team & communicate effectively with finance and tax teams across different cultures and at all levels of management
  • Independent thinker and self starter
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong presentation, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • SAP skills are a plus 

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

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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