Job Description

Job Title: Finance Quality & Risk Specialist
Level: CL – 9 Consultant
Location: Dublin

Job Description:  Specialist, Finance Quality & Risk Team (Dublin)

Reports To: Finance Quality & Risk Snr Specialist, F&A (Dublin)

Position Summary: 
The successful candidate will be report to the FQR team Senior Specialist, and will be responsible for developing the AEE Finance Quality & Risk Team, performing regular and comprehensive risk assessments for the controllership function and for helping to develop the annual internal geographic risk assessment plan, supervising and managing and execution of all risk assessments allocated within the region in conformance with departmental standards and requirements, collaborating with the global RTR Lead, Internal Audit Team, Controllership and Operations teams to develop operational best practices and tools, and developing strong working relationships with Accenture senior management.   

Job Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Explore the use of emerging technology to utilize in the finance functions

  • Develop reporting for risk assessment utilizing analytics

  • Perform ongoing risk assessments of the of the Controllership function with a particular focus on balance sheet reconciliation performance and help develop a risk based audit plan.

  • Perform and direct allocated risk reviews to ensure the successful execution of the annual Finance Quality Risk Plan.

  • Perform an independent evaluation and testing of internal controls in geographic region in conjunction with Global Internal control recommendations.

  • Perform financial and compliance audits of functional areas and report significant issues related to processes and controls, including risks inherent in – and potential improvements to processes and controls.

  • Prepare well-written and timely risk reports and high quality presentations for leadership and board level reporting

  • Deliver technical advice, assistance and instructions.

  • Design and implement a comprehensive action plan for each material identified risk.

  • Communicate proactively and interact with senior management across the Controllership Function to understand business developments and risks.

  • Perform and direct a skills evaluation plan in the areas of assessment.

  • Design Metric related reporting on functional efficiencies and areas of concern.

  • Collaborate with the global Internal Audit team for sharing best practices and take active part in developing tools and methodologies for operational excellence.

  • Develop innovative and creative risk assessment tools, audit practices and processes. 

  • Implement the use of technological solutions to minimize exposure to material misstatement of financial position.

  • This role description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Accounting background with strong analytical skills, strong working knowledge of financial, operational, compliance and systems knowledge with a strong focus on Blackline (Account Reconciliation Software) and SAP capability.

  • Power BI developer experience

  • R+ Programming /Python an advantage

  • Experience of redesign of finance tasks

  • Deep SAP knowledge

  • Excellent reputation for integrity and teamwork.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Strong executive presence.

  • Strong team building, staff leadership, communication, and collaboration skills

  • Good knowledge of Internal Control systems and data analytics.

  • Deep US GAAP Knowledge and IFRS knowledge

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • Liaise with Leads in RTR, Information Technology, Contract Management, Information Security, and other functions as needed to develop risk mitigation strategies and address issues

  • Proactive communications and leadership style and ability to work effectively with senior executives and across all levels of organization

  • 5+ years of professional accounting experience

Professional Qualifications/Certifications: 
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.

  • CA, ACCA, CPA required.

  • Additional certifications such as CIA, CFE, CISA, IFRS desirable.

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. 459,000 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.

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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