Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
LocationChicago

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:

As the Accounting Policy and Transaction Support Expert you will work within the Global Controllership function with a series of responsibilities. You will approve accounting treatment for large and/or complex transactions (e.g., >$100 million or triggering Capital Committee thresholds). You will also ensure that all global financial policies are U.S. GAAP compliant, maintained to incorporate new accounting literature or changes to our operating model, and are applied on a consistent basis across our Enterprise function. Part of your role will also be to support the CFO, Controller, Assistant Controllers and Director of Accounting Policy with responses to FASB, SEC and others regarding proposed accounting rules changes.

Job Summary

  • Approve accounting treatment for large and/or complex transactions 
  • Ensure that Finance's global financial policies are U.S. GAAP compliant, maintained to incorporate new accounting literature or changes to our operating model, and are applied on a consistent basis across our enterprise
  • Support CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller and Director of Accounting Policy with responses to FASB, IASB, SEC and others regarding proposed accounting rules changes

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with finance personnel at all levels and Accenture executives to understand the facts and circumstances of the particular transaction/situation and provide feedback and advice on appropriate accounting treatment
  • Review and confirm U.S. GAAP compliance on defined financial transactions which require Corporate Controllership approval
  • Conduct accounting research and compliance activities, acting as a technical accounting resource, keeping current with all new account pronouncements and implementation of appropriate policy and process changes, ensuring integrity of consistent financial reporting across Global entities.
  • Support training and knowledge sharing for finance and non-finance personnel to ensure a base understanding of U.S. GAAP requirements and updates, as required
  • Support Accenture management and respond to potential FASB, SEC and other changes in accounting literature or reporting requirements
  • Work closely with policy owners to ensure Accenture policies are clear, accurate and current with respect to U.S. GAAP requirements
  • Research and document accounting requirements for new operational areas.
  • Work Requirements: up to 20% travel possible
  • Work closely with business development teams, tax and legal departments to analyze significant revenue transactions ensuring proper accounting
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to bring financial expertise to key corporate objectives
  • Support CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller and Director of Accounting Policy with other corporate projects as they arise.
  • Detail responsibilities include:
    • Work closely with finance personnel at all levels and Accenture executives to understand the facts and circumstances of the particular transaction/situation and provide feedback and advice on appropriate accounting treatment
    • Review and confirm U.S. GAAP compliance on defined financial transactions which require Corporate Controllership approval
    • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned

Role Requirement:

Flexibility to work overtime to meet required deadlines or assist client-facing teams



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (accounting or finance preferred)
  • CPA
  • At least 8 years Finance experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mixture of public accounting (Big Four preferred), industry experience that includes SEC reporting or technical accounting responsibilities (not necessarily in services industry), and/or Accenture experience
  • Revenue Recognition (Consulting and Outsourcing Services); Financial Statement Analysis; Technical Accounting Research; SEC Requirements; U.S. GAAP Income Statement and Balance Sheet; Inventory & Receivables Management; 
  • Professional Development Skills: Microsoft Office; Oral and Written Communication; Business Acumen; Innovation; Business Development/Sales; Account Planning; Relationship Management; Project Management Team Leadership; Teamwork and Collaboration

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. 

 

Accenture is 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.

 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email.

Other Employment Statements

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

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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