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Job Summary: 

Performance & Advisory is our new multi-dimensional finance capability that opens boundless opportunities for our people and reflects the strong culture of shared success that we aim to build.

The Performance component directly reflects that success is based on business outcomes achieved; while the Advisory component represents the expected contribution further along the value chain, with shared accountability for results.

P&A professionals will be equal team members on the Finance teams to which they are assigned, sharing ownership of business outcomes. Functionally aligned. Directly assigned.

Within Performance & Advisory we have five towers, collaborating as needed in order to achieve shared outcomes and shared success:

  • P&A Account & Portfolio Performance

  • P&A Forecasting & Planning

  • P&A Payroll & Cost Optimization

  • P&A Data Analytics & Storytelling

  • P&A Investments

P&A Forecasting & Planning tower is jointly accountable for the forward-looking view into the health of Accenture’s business driving the submission of internal quarterly forecasts and annual plans, and continuously monitoring business portfolio performance indicators to advise leadership and manage landing position expectations. The advisory component of the job is key in order to originate value for Accenture.

At the core, the scope of the tower requires active participation in the planning and forecasting process with key areas of responsibility including:

  • Annual financial plan and quarterly forecast submissions that are reasonable, accurate, and aligned with Accenture ambitions, business aspirations and strategic goals

  • Upside & risk assessment to forward looking projections

  • Scenario planning and use of predictive analysis and stress tests

  • Stakeholder management including early warnings to leadership when a forecast goes off track; recommendation of corrective actions

The Forecasting & Planning lead for SEA will be responsible of Forecasting & Planning for the SEA Market Unit, working closely with SEA CFO and Deputy CFO, collaborating with the professionals of the other P&A towers and with the local and global Finance community.

The role requires also working alongside and reporting directly to the Growth Markets Forecasting & Planning lead and to the Forecasting & Planning global lead.

Key Responsibilities include the following:

  • Plan preparation and plan submission, inclusive of a clear understanding of the assumptions

  • Prepare Plan dashboard and discuss outcomes with CFO and deputy CFO

  • Help to identify the sales, revenue & CCI contingency/stretch to include in the plan

  • Forecast preparation and forecast submission, inclusive of a clear understanding of the assumptions

  • Prepare forecast dashboard and discuss outcomes with CFO and deputy CFO

  • Help identify the sales, revenue & CCI contingency/stretch to include in the forecast

  • Consolidate the full plan/forecast P&L, including NCC from Payroll and Cost Optimization

  • Contribute to define the KPIs identified by Corporate as requirements of plan and forecast submission

  • Breakout of Organic and Inorganic revenue growth in plan and forecasts

  • Prepare fall forward analysis/what if scenarios

  • Prepare top-down forecasts (leverage on Corporate Revenue Analytics and P&A-F&P standards)

  • Provide early warnings when the plan/forecast goes off track. Alert the CFO and Deputy CFO of significant issues, working collaboratively with stakeholders to address the issues

  • Provide actionable intelligence and expertise to help achieve targets

  • Ensure business runners receive the appropriate information to manage their areas of responsibility; promote the usage of standardized reports and actively identify where gaps in reporting analytics may exist

  • Increase awareness of Corporate expectations

  • Drive Forecast Accuracy

  • Analyze actual trends combined with projected trends

  • Review pipeline of opportunities and backlog, provide insights on trends, and various pipeline/backlog key performance indicators and health metrics

  • Deep Dive of big deals & top clients

  • Provide insights about the forward-looking view of the P&L in preparation of the monthly state of the business reviews, quarterly business reviews, and other leadership meetings within agreed SLAs

  • Maintain strong communication and dialogue with SEA CFO and Deputy CFO, with the global finance leads as well as the broader local and Finance community

  • Collaborate extensively with the Growth Markets F&P team, driving standardization, orchestrating processes, making/proposing improvements to deliverables collaborating with peers in the other Market Units and on the global F&P team to develop best practice methodologies and operationalize within the Market Unit

  • Provide leverage to Growth Markets F&P leadership team including Growth Markets CFO and Deputy as required

  • Help to foster the development of Growth Markets F&P team; participate in F&P team calls encouraging collaboration, innovative and agile approaches to solving business needs of the leadership team

  • Build and develop P&A network working across towers for shared success

  • Leverage and build relationships within and outside of FBM including CFM, Services, Sales & Pricing and Client Groups

  • Leverage standardized reporting inclusive of digital tools and analytics

  • Leverage corporate reporting on Planning and Forecasting, inclusive of CBP and MMB, as required, to provide analytics

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education:  Graduate degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Work Experience: 7 years+ professional experience in Finance

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Expertise in financial modeling and predictive analysis; ability to drive key business insights from complex data

  • Strong business acumen and understanding of the economics that drive our business with working knowledge of Accenture’s operating and economic models

  • Executive presentation skills with effective communication and business advisory skills

  • Proactive attitude and self-motivated; takes ownership of tasks and work efforts

  • Ability to be flexible and work independently and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Ability to proactively identify areas for analysis or requiring attention; ability to interpret and synthesize recommendations from the analysis escalating and/or involving all parties required to achieve resolution. Timely and accurate preparation of management information is required with limited supervision necessary

  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work virtually and within virtual teams an essential requirement; confident dealing with finance and non-finance executives alike

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills

  • Knowledge of IFS, SAP BR, MMB, CBP, MMS, Accenture Economic and Operating Model, and Global standardized reporting

  • Advanced Excel skills.  Proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook & MS Power Point

  • Fluent English

Travel and Overtime Requirements:

  • Some overtime should be expected during critical peak periods

  • Ability to be flexible in a remote environment; may be required to attend conference calls out of normal working hours

  • Minimal travel may be required

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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