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Technical Accounting Manager

Company: Accenture
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance Location: Chicago, ILAccenture 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 worlds 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 Technical Accounting Manager will work within the Global Controllership function with a series of responsibilities centered around technical accounting support for our business teams. You will support Senior Managers within the U. S. GAAP Technical Accounting Team, as well as the CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller and Director of Accounting Policy to help ensure our global accounting policies are consistently applied across Accenture.Primary responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and respond to general technical accounting/Policy inquiries submitted to the U.S. GAAP team by Finance employees via the ServiceNow platform. Conduct technical accounting research as needed.
  • Lead the process for quarterly internal and external reporting of the Companys third party indemnifications and guarantees, including working with the various groups within Finance to prepare detailed and summary schedules for the Companys external auditors and its CFO.
  • Support the Companys year-end audit by preparing analyses for external auditors, and provide assistance to external auditors during quarterly review and annual audit process.
  • Assist with the preparation of SEC filing disclosures, including global pension and post-retirement plans.
  • Conduct financial analyses of the Companys non-profit foundations.
  • Manage or support the review of financial and non-financial information related to the Companys corporate governance.
  • Manage the functionality of the ServiceNow platform, including fostering ideas and opportunities for automation, simplification, and analytics.
  • Act as internal controls liaison for Global Controllership to ensure quarterly control testing and assessments are performed on a timely basis.
  • Assist the Technical Accounting team with the preparation, development and/or delivery of U.S. GAAP and Policy training.
  • Lead/participate in other special projects or assist other groups within Global Controllership as needed.Role Requirements
    • Flexibility to work overtime to meet required deadlines or assist client-facing teamsOrganization: Corporate Functions/Finance Location: Chicago, ILAccenture 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 worlds 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 Technical Accounting Manager will work within the Global Controllership function with a series of responsibilities centered around technical accounting support for our business teams. You will support Senior Managers within the U. S. GAAP Technical Accounting Team, as well as the CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller and Director of Accounting Policy to help ensure our global accounting policies are consistently applied across Accenture.Primary responsibilities include:
      • Monitor and respond to general technical accounting/Policy inquiries submitted to the U.S. GAAP team by Finance employees via the ServiceNow platform. Conduct technical accounting research as needed.
      • Lead the process for quarterly internal and external reporting of the Companys third party indemnifications and guarantees, including working with the various groups within Finance to prepare detailed and summary schedules for the Companys external auditors and its CFO.
      • Support the Companys year-end audit by preparing analyses for external auditors, and provide assistance to external auditors during quarterly review and annual audit process.
      • Assist with the preparation of SEC filing disclosures, including global pension and post-retirement plans.
      • Conduct financial analyses of the Companys non-profit foundations.
      • Manage or support the review of financial and non-financial information related to the Companys corporate governance.
      • Manage the functionality of the ServiceNow platform, including fostering ideas and opportunities for automation, simplification, and analytics.
      • Act as internal controls liaison for Global Controllership to ensure quarterly control testing and assessments are performed on a timely basis.
      • Assist the Technical Accounting team with the preparation, development and/or delivery of U.S. GAAP and Policy training.
      • Lead/participate in other special projects or assist other groups within Global Controllership as needed.Role Requirements
        • Flexibility to work overtime to meet required deadlines or assist client-facing teamsBasic Qualifications:
          • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance.
          • CPA
          • Minimum of 5 years of Finance experience, including public accounting experience or industry experience that includes accounting responsibilities such as technical accounting research or SEC reportingPreferred Qualifications:
            • Revenue Recognition (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; Teamwork and CollaborationProfessional 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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