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Client Group Portfolio Lead

Accenture Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Banking & Finance
Source: uWorkin


This role provides overall financial management and advisory role for the Industry Group portfolio including planning, forecasting and analysis support. Operates as the primary Finance point of contact for the Industry group leadership and client teams. Acts as a business partner by contributing financial insights, solutions and controls. Collaborates with the Market Unit, Sales Operations and Client Financial Management teams to optimize profitability and to manage risk across the client group portfolio.

As Finance Portfolio Lead for ANZ FS, you will work closely with and on a day to day basis the Client Group Lead, Sales Lead, Client Accounts Leads, various Finance teams (CFM, CTDS, Controllership…) and all parties within the Client Group to support decision making and drive the Client Group forward as necessary on an opportunity and strategic portfolio basis.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing accurate and timely financial information in accordance with economic model Market Unit (Corporate Level)

  • Preparation of annual plans in line with Corporate targets, growth guidelines and MU priorities

  • Co-ordination and delivery of the Monthly and Quarterly forecasts at Client Group level,

  • Co-ordinate Client Group Management/ Executive leadership meeting calendar, agenda setting and financial presentations

  • Preparation and interpretation of Financial Reports, provide explanations for variances in performance and suggest corrective actions.

  • Coordinate Profit Improvement Plan follow up, No LBA recovery management and action profitability levers,

  • Presentation of Financial information to the Senior Executive Teams

  • Provide decision making support the Client Group Senor Executive

  • Participate in the financial reviews of prospective deals where Client Transaction Services (CDTS) are not involved and outside of the New Business Meetings

  • Liaison with CDTS as necessary on larger opportunities

  • Ensure, working with Client Financial Management (CFM) Leadership, that appropriate Finance service is delivered to client engagements and that the overall engagement-level financial reporting has integrity

  • Working closely with Client Teams responsible for complex outsourcing or consulting deals

  • Communicating with Legal & Commercial delivery teams and the client on all financial aspects of the large complex engagements

  • Working with CFM teams to improve profitability on existing engagements, identify financial risks at the earliest opportunity and ensure that approved deal economics are met

  • Working with Business Service Leads and respective finance team to optimise profitability on existing engagements, identify financial risks, action all levers to improve profitability

  • Ensure US GAAP compliance

  • Ensure Internal Controls compliance to Accenture’s policies (Sarbanes Oxley)

  • Provide accounting policy guidance to CFM where necessary

  • Liaising with the Finance Operations and CFM share services teams

  • Education & Experience

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Finance or Accounting; advanced degree a plus

  • Accounting qualification ACA / ACCA / CIMA (or equivalent)

  • Demonstrated financial management expertise

  • 7 + years PQE demonstrating growth and responsibility

  • Good knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable

  • Professional Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) interpersonal and storytelling skills

  • Strong analytical, supervisory, coaching and project management skills

  • Must display professionalism and confidence

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Proven global expertise and perspective; executive level presence and influence

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

  • Excellent negotiation, influence, mediation & conflict management skills

  • Ability to delegate and leverage resources and support from other parts of the organization

  • Excellent business acumen and industry acumen

  • 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.

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    Hemisha Khapre 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.