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Client Financial Management Team Lead

Kuala Lumpur Job No. r00105835 Full-time

Job Description

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Job Summary

  • Work as financial lead for Client Accounts/Engagements to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, forecasting accuracy and assist to drive profitability. Scope includes defining financial management processes/reporting to ensure compliance, trend and variance analysis to improve forecasting accuracy, tracking against key client/engagement metrics, supporting internal management reviews and profitability initiatives.

  • Serve as an integral part of the Client/Engagement and CFM team

Key Responsibilities

  • Compliance:

    • Ensure engagement-level U.S. GAAP and local statutory compliance, quality and integrity of engagement financial records

    • Identify and implement appropriate procedures to improve responsibility accounting and reporting

  • Forecasting and Profitability:

    • Monitor engagement financial status and costs, perform financial forecasting and analysis, and produce financial reports

    • Manage engagement financial records, as necessary, by understanding, explaining, and resolving major discrepancies that occur on the ledgers

    • Secure agreement on budgets, and on targets for KPI’s for financial reporting

    • Develop and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) and engagement metrics, lead monthly financial reviews with client/engagement leads and advise management in decision making

    • Assist to drive profitability initiatives

    • Execute working capital management by ensuring client agreement to bill, and establishing and implementing appropriate debt follow-up

    • Estimate inventory and receivables reserve requirements for engagement(s), monitor adequacy of inventory & receivables, perform asset management of all inventory & receivables, and explain anomalies

    • Prepare and present engagement financials during internal management reviews

    • Provide support in opportunity development by reviewing complex calculations and pricings

    • Provide high-level support for all financial discussions with external client if necessary

    • Work closely with Client/Engagement leads, Client Group and Services Finance Leads (or equivalent), other Finance Operations executives (statutory accounting, Treasury)

  • CFM Team responsibilities:

    • Assist CFM Lead in supervising and leading CFM team and manage service delivery

    • Lead cross-client/engagement task force when needed

    • Perform Quality and Service Reviews in the team, to continuously improve the quality-of-service delivery

    • Prepare and participate in CFM meetings & training sessions

    • Conduct training sessions for Client/Engagement team

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


  • Reports to:  CFM Leads/Supervisors

  • Supports: Market Unit CFO, Client Group and Services Finance Leads, Commercial Directors, Client/Engagement Leads


Qualifications and Skills Required


  • Education:  Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Finance or Accounting, ACCA

  • Work Experience:  >8 years of relevant work experience

Skills Required

  • Strong supervisory and project management skills

  • Experience on consulting or outsourcing client engagements

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with Accenture management and external client (if needed)

  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to organize, delegate and manage resources and work to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently

  • Attention to detail

  • PC literate (e.g., working knowledge of MS Office Programs)

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.
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