UKI Finance and Accounting - Controllership Specialist
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Our Global Finance team works at the heart of Dublin’s digital docklands to provide strategic, operational and analytical support across Accenture’s Global businesses. We drive career progression and skills development because we recognise that we succeed only when our people grow.
The Controllership Specialist supervises the financial accounts of the UKI business and manages the monthly close process, reporting to the team manager and the financial controller.
Responsibilities: Responsible for leading a team and for the technical lead role in the finance and accounting team.Manage the preparation of the month end accounts and reporting including Monthly Close, Quarterly and Annual reporting with business commentary, BS Reconciliations and ad-hoc reporting.Analyse and report on revenue, intercompany, payroll and DNP for the various co codes and develop an in-depth understanding of the UKI Accenture business across a multi locations structure.Responsible for co-ordination of balance sheet reporting deliverables including review meetings with the finance Country Controller.Manage the relationship with Country Financial Controller and manage the team to ensure the delivery of agreed service in accordance with SLA.Participate in process improvement projects looking at innovation, process flow improvements and value add.Review of monthly internal controls in compliance with Sarbanes OxleyPreparation of supporting schedules and working papers for the UK and Ireland Statutory Audit.Maximise team performance through target management and motivation.Be perceptive to team morale and address any staff issues as they occur.Ability to multi task and provide cross team support as required.
Skills: Accounting background with strong analytical skills Positive attitude and flexibility Customer focused Sense of responsibility, initiative and high-quality work standard Good communication and interpersonal skills Team worker with ability to coach and motivate team Fluency in English
Qualifications and Experience: Professional accountancy qualification, e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CPA 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience Large Company statutory accounts preparation experience Supervisory experience Exposure to UK & US GAAP and previous experience with SAP an advantage Proficient on Excel
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