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Global Controllership Senior Accountant

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00675362


- 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 469,000 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.
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:
Accenture is looking for an accountant to join our team in Chicago. Here is a look at the role responsibilities:
  • Consolidate and prepare financial statements of Accenture plc (primarily Cash Flow Statement)
  • Assist in the review and filing of financial statements for Irish Stand-alone Statutory filing (primarily 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
  • Prepare analysis of Cash Flow Statement to communicate and explain key variances as compared to prior month, quarter and prior year.
  • Prepare analysis of acquisitions and investments made by Accenture on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Prepare monthly analysis of CTA and FX, including impact of hyperinflationary economies
  • 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
  • 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
  • CPA (or currently pursuing CPA)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Finance
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills
  • 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
  • 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
  • Work in our downtown Chicago office with flexibility to work from home
  • No travel
  • Overtime during monthly and quarterly close process
  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments, and collaborating with experts across the company
  • Access to leading-edge technology
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including generous paid time off, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive 401K program
  • Learn more about our extensive rewards and benefits here
Great things can happen—they already are. Come and be a part of the next level of high performance.
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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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