Job Description

Job Title: Finance Development Programme – Finance & Accounting Associate (x5)


Location: Dublin



About the Finance Development Programme (FDP)


The Finance Development Programme (FDP) is Accenture’s formal graduate programme in Finance. The rotational programme is designed to foster diverse thinking and develop a broad range of finance skills in early finance talent. The programme goal is to transform talented FDP participants into future Accenture leaders.


We support a range of professional accountancy qualifications as part of the FDP programme. Participants decide which qualification best suits them and their career plans.


Examples of some of the qualifications we support:


·        Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA)

·        Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

·        Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


Professional qualification support includes payment of lecture and exam fees, paid study leave and the possibility to accrue overtime to add to exam preparation time.



About the Roles


The programme duration is three and a half years with the intake of new participants in August/September of each year. Participants discover their strengths by rotating through three, 12 to 15-month placements, across three areas within Accenture's finance teams. For example:


·        Controllership

Controllership supports the end-to-end Financial Reporting process, ensuring the completeness and accuracy of our accounts and avoiding compliance risk.

·        Corporate Development & Transaction Services (CDTS)

The CDTS team focuses on bringing commercial and financial rigor to structuring and shaping deals for Accenture’s largest scale engagements.

·        Client Financial Management (CFM)

The CFM team is responsible for delivering financial services to Accenture contract and client team management throughout the lifecycle of a contract.

·        Internal Audit

The Internal Audit team provides an independent assessment within Accenture of the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information, the effectiveness and efficiency of systems and internal controls that support and process financial and operating information, and compliance with corporate policies and procedure.

·        Holdings/Intellectual Property Team

The Holdings team manages the controllership of holding entities in Accenture. It assesses monthly variances and reports this to the Country Controller.

The IP team manages the entire Intangible Assets Portfolio. The team is the owner of all Accenture intangible assets that are being developed.

·        Ventures and Acquisitions

The V&A team is dedicated to streamlining the acquisition process, efficiently merging acquired companies into Accenture and developing deep, functional expertise in the area of ventures and acquisitions.

·        The Dock/Analytics

The Dock is a destination for Accenture clients globally with specialisations in design expertise, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security, policing and digital marketing.


  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data
  • Strong computer skills preferably MS Office
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn new areas, flexibility is a must
  • Sense of responsibility, initiative and high quality work standards
  • Strong team working skills
  • Fluency in English

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  • Degree in Business, Finance - or equivalent part-qualification, is preferred
  • Although this is a graduate programme, relevant experience may supersede degree requirements
  • Experience of working in a Finance function is an advantage
  • Experience of SAP is an advantage

Why Work with Accenture?


Accenture is a finance, technology and consulting company delivering change for our clients and our people across the globe. We’re helping drive a technology revolution—from digital to cloud to security—that’s sweeping across industries and governments in virtually every country. We collaborate with our clients—including 80% of the Fortune 500—to transform their businesses to anticipate the evolving needs of their customers. At the same time, we strive to enable our people to build their careers in an open environment of inclusion and diversity, complemented by our competitive employee benefits approach.

The benefits included in the FDP programme in Dublin include:

  • Competitive starting salary with promotion opportunities during the programme
  • Paid overtime
  • Private health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Two days paid charity leave
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Share purchase scheme
  • Employee discount card
  • Health screening
  • 26 weeks of full-paid maternity or adoption leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • Health screening every two years
  • Access to our wide variety of clubs and societies
  • Flu vaccines
  • Personal career counsellor

Our Global Finance team works at the heart of Dublin’s digital docklands to provide strategic, operational and analytical support across Accenture’s global businesses. We drive career progression and skills development because we recognise that we succeed only when our people grow.


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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.


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

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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