Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
Location: US Negotiable

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 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com. 

People in the Corporate Function 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 North America West Market Unit Lead (W MU Lead) will be responsible for delivering tax services to Ventures & Acquisitions and Client Engagements for the Market Unit.

This includes, but is not limited to: evaluating and efficiently structuring Client Engagements, Ventures & Acquisitions, addressing the impact of taxes across the entire deal lifecycle.  The W MU Lead will manage deals and work directly with client leadership teams and senior leadership in corporate functions (Finance, Legal, etc.) to ensure tax objectives related to Accenture’s corporate transactions are achieved.

Accountabilities

Tax Management:

  • Direct all phases of tax deal review, planning and coordination.

  • Assist Accenture in reaching its goals through identification and mitigation of tax risk and strategic tax planning, including operations and integration.

Develop Key Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with other Tax SMEs, Accenture project leadership teams and outside advisors to execute tax planning efforts and initiatives.

  • Build relationships with senior leadership on deals and advise on all tax related matters associated to the deal.

  • Work collaboratively with other Accenture teams such as Corporate Development and Transaction Services, Finance, Legal, HR, Treasury and Internal Procurement.

Demonstrate Thought Leadership:

  • Work with Area Tax experts and outside advisors to research the implications of tax laws and changes to tax regulations and advise Accenture on tax related issues.

  • Remain up to date on current tax laws and practices and communicate any changes that may impact a deal to Accenture project leadership teams.

Reports To:   North America West Market Unit Tax Director

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess risk levels of major deals and planning work/resources appropriately

  • Meet with client deal teams and client/vendor tax department personnel as appropriate to gather requisite information and negotiate tax aspects of major deals

  • Review all applicable information (covering entity, individual/employment, and transaction taxes and immigration issues)

  • Coordinate with Area Tax experts outside the US for input from a local tax perspective, submit appropriate tax ruling requests and discuss with tax authorities when required

  • Draft and negotiate contract/legal document terms

  • Discuss with internal and external stakeholders recommended approach and risk mitigation/tax planning strategies to maximize Accenture profit/return on investment

  • Communicate and present tax findings, potential impact of such findings on structure and other related tax issues with senior leadership and project teams

  • Prepare appropriate tax documentation

  • Review and validate compliance with internal Accenture tax policies and procedures.

  • Manage global tax tools and technology

  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with our outside counsel and accounting firms assisting on V&A deals

  • Analyze financial models to determine the impact of tax planning ideas on income taxes payable

  • Ensure efficient tax cash flow management; maintain relationship with the Service Center and Treasury to manage funding and closing cash flow

  • Manage strategic tax projects, including projects with other parts of the Tax group as necessary

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of federal tax technical and accounting experience in a professional services firm and/or large multinational corporate environment.

  • Bachelor's Degree – Accounting or Law Degree preferred

Preferred Skills Requirements:

  • Significant US M&A and Client Contracting tax experience in a multinational company or professional services firm environment. 

  • Experience ideally will include successful design and implementation of complex engagements and M&A deals with a working knowledge of transaction tax

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), advanced Excel skills preferred

Professional Skills Requirements:

  • Outstanding teaming and communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Self-starter with the ability and confidence to work well in an unstructured, dynamic environment and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks to completion

  • Has led a team

  • Ability to gather, assimilate, analyze and summarize information on Accenture transactions from multiple sources.  Specifically, read, analyze, and interpret tax and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Customer focused with ability to quickly respond to inquiries.

  • Effectively present/communicate tax technical topics to client engagement and finance teams.

  • Keen attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian


Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, if you are located in Colorado, the expected salary range for this role is $115,000 - $188,599 and information on benefits offered is here.  If you are not located in Colorado, the salary range may be different.



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Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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