Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
Location: Washington, DC
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 world's 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 435,000 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.
Accounting and 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. Accounting and 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.
A critical part of our Accounting and Finance organization is the Corporate Development & Transaction Services (CDTS) team, which consists of more than 500 Accounting and Finance professionals worldwide and reports directly to the Accenture CFO. The CDTS team works closely with our sales, solutions and legal teams to help shape complex consulting and outsourcing deals. The team also works on building new businesses such as joint ventures, operating companies and alliances as well as providing financial expertise on our acquisition opportunities. Typical deal structures incorporate innovative financial solutions and sophisticated pricing and risk management concepts to address client business needs. CDTS professionals act as independent business advisors to the sales team as these deal structures are being developed and are accountable for the financial quality of bids.
The Corporate Development & Transaction Services Analyst provides analytical support for Outsourcing and Consulting arrangements. Also, creates financial models and reports to support the pricing approach and the client value proposition. Using accounting principles to prepare income statements, balance sheets and cash flows in compliance with US GAAP, Accenture Policy and Commercial Standards.
You might spend your day:
Working with client budgets and forecasts to create a client baseline
Identifying costs and performing the cost buildup for an individual opportunity
Identifying other cost saving opportunities within the deal
Applying the agreed upon pricing methodologies
Ensuring revenue recognition is US GAAP compliant and Accenture Policies are reflected accurately within the financial models
With supervision, accurately assess prospective business to demonstrate impact of business on the economics of the Operating Groups
Responsible for documenting, acquiring and maintaining all documents supporting the costing and pricing on all new opportunities, including assumptions and version control documentation