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Tax Accounting Summer Analyst - Chicago

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00539874


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: Chicago, IL
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

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.


Job Description


Professionals in our corporate functions run and manage Accenture's internal operations and all activities across our business, from finance, HR and legal to workplace management, operations and marketing and communications. They are the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients need to help them become high-performance businesses.


Finance professionals shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture’s capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.


The Global Tax Accounting Team is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the income tax balances reported in Accenture’s global consolidated financial statements. The Tax Accounting Intern will work under the direction of a Tax Accounting Senior Manager and will assist with various aspects of global income tax accounting, including preparation and review of local country income tax provisions, assisting in the preparation of quarterly and annual consolidation workpapers, testing and maintaining software applications used by the Tax Accounting Team, as well as special projects. 



  • Reviewing true-up calculations for calendar year entities, preparing quarterly and annual consolidation workpapers
  • Software implementation, testing, and validations for both the Income Tax Reserve and Tax Provision systems 
  • Working collaboratively with internal finance teams, including local country controllership and local tax leads, to validate and modify year-to-date accounting journal entries, and to prepare training to be implemented by the Tax Accounting team
  • Assisting with other computations or research as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Current Student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, in Accounting, Finance, OR other Business-related major, with at least 6 Accounting credit hours, and a graduation date between December 2018 and August 2019
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel), advanced Excel skills preferred.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2

Other Professional Skill Requirements and Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with executives
  • Attention to detail
  • PC literate (e.g., working knowledge of MS Office Programs)
  • Ability to be flexible and work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Job Requirements

  • Paid internships last 10 – 12 weeks and typically begin in late-May/early June and end in early/mid-August.

 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.


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