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Global Financial Reporting Senior Accountant

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00539847

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- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
Location: Chicago
 
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. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com. 
 
People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. May also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community. 
 
Job Description
 
Our Enterprise workforce is the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients demand to help them become high-performance businesses.  As our internal workforce, they continually build shareholder value by: efficiently managing and supporting all activities across our business, protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture, ensuring that we have the people and technology needed to execute our business strategy, developing and increasing awareness of our brand, and providing a range of skills to support our client teams, outsourcing units and other businesses.
 
The people in our Enterprise workforce play a leading role in our strategic and operational programs, acting as the agents of change within Accenture itself.  They work in a wide range of functional areas including: human resources, marketing and communications, finance, legal, IT, facilities and services, research, business operations and sales development, and must continually evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace to achieve higher performance both for ourselves and our clients. 
  • Consolidate and prepare financial statements of Accenture plc (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
  • Consolidate and prepare financial statements of Accenture Holdings plc (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
  • Assist in the review and filing of financial statements for Irish Stand-alone Statutory filing (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
  • Identify and record monthly and quarterly global journal entries
  • Prepare and lead monthly pre and post close review of financial statements with Accenture Leadership, including preparation of Financial Results Summary
  • Prepare selected quarterly and annual sections of the SEC 10-Q/K Filings, including footnote disclosures & MD&A information
  • Assist Regulatory reporting team with preparation and review of filings
  • Compare Accenture plc bonus accruals to plan on a quarterly basis to ensure appropriate classification and accounting
  • Prepare annual Goodwill Impairment Analysis for Accenture plc
  • Provide assistance to external auditors during quarterly review and annual audit processes
  • Prepare Earnings release financial statements and review of other earnings release materials  (i.e. Press release and CEO/CFO scripts)
  • Ensure internal controls compliance and documentation requirements are met
  • As appropriate, identify and recommend improvements to financial reporting processes
  • Ad hoc research project
Basic Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years experience - Mixture of public accounting, industry experience that includes US GAAP and SEC reporting or technical accounting responsibilities (not necessarily in services industry), and/or Accenture experience
  • CPA
Preferred Qualifications:
  • SAP experience
  • Must have a working knowledge and understanding of ASC 830, “Foreign Currency”
  • Previous financial accounting experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business, finance, and accounting fundamentals
  • Sound understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Programs
Professional Skills:
  • Requires the ability to coordinate complex work efforts and effectively manage projects across global teams
  • Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility
  • Requires problem-solving skills as well as identifying and escalating issues for resolution
  • Requires ability to be relevant and insightful during meetings with Accenture Leadership
  • Must possess careful attention to detail
  • Ability to investigate and provide resolution to issues or problems
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills
  • Must communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing; responds appropriately to verbal and non-verbal cues; can succinctly get messages across that have desired effect
  • Can work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Candidates who are currently on assignment as part of the Global Careers program are not eligible for consideration.
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
 
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.

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