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 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. Finance professionals 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:
 

The Global Tax Group oversees all the intercompany financial transactions that result from the borrowing and loaning of resources, sharing costs, centralized training, royalty licenses, and other cross border activity.
  

The Intercompany specialist oversees three areas: Global Cost Pool Accounting, Accenture Federal Services Consolidation, and Intercompany Reporting.  This role does not have direct reports; however, works closely with other intercompany teams located in Chicago, Buenos Aires, Dalian, and Dublin.  The specialist will build a global network working with all levels of area tax, country and global controllership, finance business management, finance process excellence, and AEE finance colleagues to create tax audit support, monitor the monthly transactions, and investigate and analyze variances.


Brief Description of Duties:

Global Cost Pool Accounting

Accenture global cost pool collects internal costs that benefit more than one Accenture company and allocates a GAAP charge based on revenue or headcount to the benefiting country.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize knowledge of the Accenture organization to approve costs that meet cost pool criteria.
  • Collaborate with other finance contacts to build documentation that supports country tax deductions from shared internal costs.
  • Reconcile monthly calculation of billings
  • Support annual KPMG audit of cost allocation

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) Consolidation

AFS uses a non-SAP financial system which is consolidated into Accenture SAP system monthly.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create consolidation files that transfer intercompany costs between Accenture’s SAP and AFS’ Costpoint systems
  • Work closely with the AFS General Accounting team to coordinate the financial transactions for borrow/loaned activity and purchased services. 
  • Maintain and update AFS tax/intercompany business procedures

Intercompany Reporting

The intercompany process has monthly reconciliation requirements prior to closing the period. Every expense/payable must offset against a revenue/ receivable.  Expertise built monitoring the monthly process is applied to answer internal and external inquiries on the intercompany process.   

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify reconciliation errors that create consolidation issues using SAP standard tools
  • Provide custom responses to controllership/tax questions on intercompany processes
  • Create summary reports from SAP that answer ad-hoc questions
  • Research accounting of existing processes to provide as-is support on system results
  • Support controllership on intercompany tax audits

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of SAP processes including: Cross Company Code journals and Intercompany (IC) Accounts including transfer pricing, and IC consolidation rules
  • Tax/Intercompany monthly close dependencies
  • Apply expertise toward the testing, stabilization, maintenance and continuous improvement of IC processes on IC systems and solutions.



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years of Accounting and/or Finance experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of business and finance fundamentals
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Proficient in SAP financials (intercompany experience desirable)

Professional Skills:

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal English language skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and different business cultures
  • Ability to work independently with high degree of accountability
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Strong organizational, project management, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
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. 
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
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.

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