Job Description

Job Summary:   

Performance & Advisory is our new multi-dimensional finance capability that opens boundless opportunities for our people and reflects the strong culture of shared success that we aim to build.  

The Performance component directly reflects that success is based on business outcomes achieved; while the Advisory component represents the expected contribution further along the value chain, with shared accountability for results. 

P&A professionals will be equal team members on the Finance teams to which they are assigned, sharing ownership of business outcomes. Functionally aligned. Directly assigned. 

Within Performance & Advisory we have five towers, collaborating as needed to achieve shared outcomes and shared success: 

  • P&A Account & Portfolio Performance  
  • P&A Forecasting & Planning 
  • P&A Payroll & Cost Optimization 
  • P&A Data Analytics & Storytelling 
  • P&A Investments 
  • P&A Competitor Financials 
  • P&A Integrated Delivery Finance 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Establish a trusted advisor relationship with key stakeholders 
  • Represent finance in key leadership reviews.   Communicate key performance indicators – sales, revenue, pipeline, growth, CCI   etc – and business outlook in Quarterly Business Reviews with Technology Leadership 
  • Work with Business Group(s) global, market, and industry leads on a regular basis using financial data to understand market dynamics and areas for improvement 
  • Work closely with Operations, HR, and BG leadership to assess resource demand needs based on pipeline and revenue metrics.  
  • Assist with V&A assessments and integrations to ensure we are acquiring the right companies and achieving the business case   
  • Understand the MD&I strategy and make sure we are investing in the correct areas  
  • Advocate, champion, message, storytelling  
  • Prepare materials in support of monthly state of the business reviews, quarterly business reviews, and other leadership meetings with Accenture Leadership 
  • Fosters a collaborative environment across finance and other functions 
  • Manage financial reporting and analysis to drive actionable insights 
  • Assessment and identification of business / financial interventions to deliver current fiscal year targets  
  • Support Senior Leadership with ad-hoc analysis as required, and in preparation of investment business cases, supporting offering development and target pricing/costing as appropriate 
  • Leads and develops a higher performing team of finance professionals in P&A 





Your skills and qualifications 

- 10+ years of experience in Finance, Innovation, Strategy, or Business Operations with relevant or complimentary third level qualifications 

- Self-starter with ability to work independently and on multiple initiatives at the same time 

- Exceptional stakeholder management and influencing skills, and an ability to foster relationships at all levels within the organisation 

- Strong team working and collaboration skills with experience of working in a large-matrix organisation such as Accenture 

- Inquisitive and analytically minded. Positive attitude and flexibility. 

- Comfortable with learning new technology and providing functional support 

- MS Excel (advanced), MS Powerpoint 


Nice to Haves: 

- Degree in Business or Finance is preferable. Relevant experience can supersede Degree requirements 

- Knowledge of Accenture’s Economic model advantageous 

- Sharepoint, PowerBI and SQL Skills preferable, but not mandatory 

- PMO & Budget Forecasting Skills 

- Comfort with technology terms