Client Financial Management Specialist

Job Description

Title: Client Financial Management Specialist

Company Name: Accenture

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: ACT

Employment Status: Full Time

CFM Specialist     

  • Work with engagement senior executives to set up and coordinate an engagement(s)' work, financial management processes, tools, and reporting structure, including analyzing financial results for the engagement team(s), the client(s), and the appropriate internal organizations (e.g., Accenture Operating Group)
  • Work with engagement senior executives to review and manage financial performance of contracts; look for and compare opportunities to improve profitability on contracts; and, help engagement senior executives to deliver the planned profitability of contracts.
  • Supervise CFM Analyst(s) and, if applicable, other members of the engagement financial support (e.g., CFM assistants or client personnel)
  • Monitor U.S. GAAP compliance
  • Prepare costing for proposals, monitor engagement profitability and identify and coordinate the resolution of issues
  • May require to work at an Engagement/client SiteKey Responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, Accenture finance policies and local statutory requirements
  • Prepare or review costing and pricing
  • Understand pricing calculations from initial stage of project
  • Identify or assist in identifying requirements for job extension
  • Manage or assist in management of working capital by ensuring bills are in accordance with the contract, and that they are accurate and timely
  • Manage or assist in managing engagement financial records by understanding, explaining, and resolving major discrepancies that occur on the ledgers
  • Provide support in the development and delivery of Finance training programs in cooperation with CFM executives
  • Supervise and coach CFM analysts and assistants on tools and processes
  • Assist with and/or manage expenses: periodically review expense budgets, as follow-up on questionable or invalid expenses and monitor non-Accenture expenses
  • Execute or advise on billing processes: prepare bill to client and review with Accenture management; monitor client payment, payment practices, collect outstanding receivables or work with RMT as appropriate; complete outsourcing revenue recognition and reconcile to client bill
  • Manage or assist with engagement balance sheet position, process necessary engagement level accruals
  • Perform or advise on forecast management activities (input collection, processing, reasonableness validation, interpretation and report creation)
  • Analyse financial status of engagement and advise on corrective action, as necessary
  • Participate in knowledge-sharing activities locally and organizationally
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned

Relationships

  • Reports to:  CFM Client Site, Shared Services or Support Network Manager
  • Supervises:  CFM Analyst and Assistant positions as applicable
  • External Relationships:  Engagement Executives, Receivables Management Team

Education

  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Finance or Accounting
  • Recommended Certifications, Licenses, etc:  CA / CPA / Other relevant Post Tertiary qualified or progress towards qualification preferred
  • Work Experience:  4+ years of work experience
  • Work Requirements:  Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary, in order to meet monthly and quarterly deliverable deadlines and to provide extended-hour customer service support. Ability to commute to and between client sites; ability to travel and work out of town for

Financial Skills and Competencies

  • Previous financial accounting experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business, finance, and accounting fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong understanding of local statutory requirements
  • Knowledge of Accenture's financial policies, systems, and processes
  • CRM skills (for Support Network assignments)
  • Familiarity with the breadth of CFM services (for Support Network assignments)
  • Reconciliation
  • Invoice preparation
  • Tracking and reporting on Accounts Receivable
  • Processing financial transactions
  • Preparing financial reporting packages
  • Planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • Preparing ad-hoc analysis and reports

Professional Development Skills

  • Strong supervisory and project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with Accenture senior management
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to delegate and manage work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • PC literate (e.g., working knowledge of MS Office Programs)

Accenture is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All suitably qualified applicants will receive equal and fair consideration for employment.

At Accenture, our vision is to create a supportive culture that balances the flexibility needs of the business and our people, enabling us to maximise overall performance.

About Accenture 

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 514,000 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. 

At Accenture, our philosophy is anchored in recognising that our people are multi-dimensional. We take an intersectional human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the company. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse to that end we are setting bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect infomation that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

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Francis, Sara is the Recruiter managing this role. As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a fair and timely process.

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