21 days old

Finance and Accounting Senior Principal

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 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 approximately 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 our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.
Business Process Advisory professionals apply deep industry, domain and/or analytics skills to develop business insight, share recommendations with clients, and enable the implementation that helps clients realize business outcomes-such as revenue enhancement, operating cost reduction, working capital improvement and customer acquisitions.

Job Description:
The BPS capability team is comprised of experts across all BPS offerings. The team drives differentiation into our BPS offerings, bring differentiation to our existing and prospective clients, creates and proliferates thought leadership and industrialize our best practices globally.
The F&A Overall Capability Lead manages the capability team for the F&A sub-offerings: Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury. Direct reports include senior managers and managers across the five key sub-offerings, with additional team members supporting the leads at the L8 and L9 levels. The F&A Overall capability lead reports to the global Capability Managing Director. Key internal stakeholders include senior delivery leadership, Sales & Account Management, Offering, Solution Architecture, Operating Groups, and Sales teams. Key external stakeholders include Industry Analysts and Technology ecosystem partners

Main responsibilities include:
Determine capabilities to differentiate Accenture from our competitors and develop a roadmap for the vision. This Includes partnering with Accenture teams as well as third parties. Examples include analytics, AI, technology and automation.
Provide SME input, guidance, review, and support to global sales pursuit teams to develop innovative solutions for clients. Sales support activities may include providing guidance on qualification, answering RFPs, attending client meetings as a SME (workshops, oral presentations, etc.) assisting with sales materials, reviewing solutions, assisting solution architects. This will involve travel/in-person support as well as remote support for client meetings/orals.
Develop and proliferate thought leadership in F&A for internal and external audiences. This could include published white papers/case studies, podcasts, blogs, conference presentation
Provide Subject Matter Expertise to existing F&A delivery teams to improve operations and chart a path to achieve Intelligent Operations. This involves partnering with multiple teams including technology, business excellence, analytics, solution architecture, and others.
Creation and oversight of key offering collateral, including proliferation and communications to senior stakeholders globally. Communications include presentations at senior stakeholder meetings, presentations in events such as townhalls, publication on the Accenture portal, and publication on relevant community circles such as the Capability Cafe
Develop and maintain key Capability collateral, including Intelligent Delivery Solution elements, best practices, thought leadership, and sales collateral
Manage a Capability Action Network to share and deploy best practices across our global delivery teams. Key responsibilities include creating/maintaining a global community roster, planning and executing network events, maintaining relationships with the global collaboration community.
Develop thought leadership materials and POVs which may include external publications and discussions with Industry analysts
Leverage in-depth understanding of the Accenture Operations standard processes and processes in place across the broad delivery network to develop and improve the way we deliver GPS services to our clients.
Identify and manage senior level relationships with internal and external experts and stakeholders relevant to the practice
Monitor innovations, thought leadership and new content on a global basis
Manage and execute a plan to create IP, strategic assets and learning enablers

Job Requirements:
Travel required - estimated 30%, varies based on client needs and may include international travel
Available for conference calls early/late as needed to serve a global team

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum 10 years of experience specifically in Finance and Accounting (Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury)
Bachelors degree

Preferred Qualifications:
An existing level 6
Understanding and knowledge of Business Process Services, including the industry, competitors, and key trends impacting clients in the F&A functions
Experience working on multiple clients and multiple F&A functions.
Ability to work in ambiguous, high paced environment with little guidance
Expert level experience with new technologies such as AI, Analytics, Automation, and Industry technologies
Experience and comfort working with senior level clients including C-suite
Excellent collaboration skills
Experience supporting sales efforts including solutioning, client presentations, and RFP response
Experience creating high quality, client facing material
Experience managing virtual teams across multiple geographies
Excellent communication skills
Excellent Project Management Skills
Excellent Knowledge of Excel, Macros, MS office (PPT and Word) and Reporting tools
Proactively builds own network
Experience with multiple industries (examples Products, Communications, Resources etc.)
Experience delivering client outsourcing programs
Proven experience working effectively across Accenture
Masters degree
CPA is desirable

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 a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Equal Employment OpportunityAll 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.

Posted: 2019-07-29 Expires: 2019-08-28

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