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Case Study

The evolution of Accenture Controllership

Accenture Controllership is a world-class organization powered by our people’s knowledge, shared service centers, digitization and centers of expertise.

Call for change

Controllership at a glance

50 countries, 800+ legal entities

68%+ people in shared services locations

Key functions: Record-to-report, Requisition-to-Pay, Cash & Credit Management Services

When tech meets human ingenuity

A valuable difference

Highlights of Accenture Controllership:

$4.2B acquisition spend

Supported the acquisition of 46 companies during fiscal year 2021.

Global statutory reporting

Enabled global statutory reporting though a Workiva implementation.

Global pre-close variance reporting

Deployed new pre-close variance reporting to monitor monthly results globally and locally with automated variance analysis and commentary.

60%+ auto certification

Of reconciled general ledger accounts in BlackLine.

Intelligent cash application

Attaining 67% accuracy in our machine learning matching proposals and up to a 53% “hit” ratio on auto-clearing—double our original baseline.

300+ ESG data points

Reviewed and verified as part of our integrated reporting experience.

35+ ESG process improvements

Across corporate functions to enhance documentation, workflows and approvals.

Meet the team

Richard Clark

Chief Transformation Officer, Business Enablement

Melissa Burgum

Corporate Controller

Ronald Stevens

Managing Director – Finance Operations Controllership Lead

Romayne Minto

Senior Manager – Finance Program and Operation Change Management