Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: Chicago, IL

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. 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

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Relationships

  • Reports to:  Geographic Forecasting Manager

  • Supervises: Geographic Forecasting Analyst

  • External Relationships:  n/a



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5+ years of Accounting and/or Finance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Tax skills/experience a plus

  • Supervisory experience

  • Forecasting experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • SAP experience

  • Strong knowledge of business and finance fundamentals

  • Strong US GAAP understanding

Professional Skills:

  • 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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $97,632 - $161,200 and information on benefits offered is here.



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