Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
Location: Chicago, IL
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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.
Geographic Forecasting Associate Manager
Forecasting of US GAAP Revenues and Expenses (i.e. Income Before Tax) at the local tax reporting group level. Provide accounting expertise for the Country by Country reporting process. Compute legal entity overhead rates. Review complex engagements to ensure contract structures comply with Accenture policy. Assist with forecasting of equity deferred tax asset and excess tax benefit.
Review Equity Forecast models prepared by the Geographic Forecasting Analyst, which includes the calculations of the estimated excess tax benefit, temporary differences, deferred tax assets, forecasted deductions, and forecasted GAAP expense with respect to Accenture equity grants and deliveries including:
Review the estimated excess tax benefit forecast
Model multiple excess tax benefit scenarios based on various share price assumptions
Model equity related temporary differences and relating deferred tax asset monthly
Review estimated tax deductions related to equity for each Accenture tax jurisdiction
Assist in the monitoring of tax rates and local jurisdiction deductibility rules
Maintain documentation for all countries requiring additional statutory modeling
Work with other finance groups (Shareholder Equity Accounting, Compensation Planning and Analysis, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Local and Corporate Controllership) on share plan transaction activity
Review monthly Share Plan Forecasting (SPF) journal entries and documentation
Annually, model the potential retirement of Treasury Shares
Prepare forecasts of US GAAP Revenues and Expenses (i.e. Income Before Tax) at the local tax reporting group level.
Supervise and review the Analyst preparation of a comprehensive legal entity Income before Tax Forecast
Analyze variance and trend analysis to explain changes in forecast between cycles and fiscal years
Collaborate with other Finance teams to validate reasonableness and explain variances
Review complex engagements (multiple billing and work locations) to ensure the contract structure complies with Accenture policy and verify intercompany revenue and expenses are properly recognized in the correct legal entity.
Review and approve the set-up of local billing structures on engagements
Liaison with various finance groups (CFM, CDTS, Country Controllership, Global Tax, etc.) to ensure local billing structures follow existing policies and procedures
Reports to: Geographic Forecasting Manager
Supervises: Geographic Forecasting Analyst
External Relationships: n/a
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
5+ years of Accounting and/or Finance experience
Tax skills/experience a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Strong knowledge of business and finance fundamentals
Strong US GAAP understanding
English language required
Independent thinker and self-starter
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
Strong presentation and organizational skills
Strong oral, written and interpersonal English language skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and different business cultures
Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
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