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Federal - Accounting Operations Deputy Lead

San Antonio, TX

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX

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The Accounting Operations Deputy reports directly to the AFS Accounting Operations Lead. Together, they lead a large & complex team with 7 direct reports, and a junior pyramid of 100 accounting professionals geographically dispersed in San Antonio, DC, and Chicago. In this leadership role, the Accounting Operations Deputy will mentor, coach and develop staff to achieve individual and company goals through employee engagement, training, and creation of career growth opportunities.

The Work:
  • Management of controls that ensure accurate recording of employee expenses in accordance with Federal Government Regulations
  • Compliant employee payroll in accordance with state and local regulations
  • Contractually compliant client billings
  • Timely payment of vendor and subcontractor costs, in accordance with payment terms and small business
  • Deputy will assist in the management of AFS cash flow through a high-volume of financial transactions to achieve quarterly targets and industry leading DSO, including the reporting to AFS leadership
Additionally, this role supports external audits of financial statements and government accounting-related audits, which includes responding to audit inquiries supported by regulation; leading functional walkthroughs; and maintaining critical high-risk areas for a approved accounting system. Responsibilities also include partnering with Finance, Contracts Management, Facilities, Human Resources, Legal and Program Management extending to advisement on accounting treatment related to various matters. The Accounting Operations Deputy will identify and lead improvement initiatives related to Controllership to drive higher process performance, reduced audit risk, cost savings, and improved employee experience.

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Here Is What You Need:
  • Bachelors Degree or 5 years of equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with finance operations
  • Government Contractor experience
  • Proven ability to lead large teams, collaborate and manage projects cross functionally
  • Proven ability to communicate with all levels and present to executive management
  • Excellent time-management skills with ability to manage competing priorities
  • Advanced MS Excel, PowerPoint
Bonus Points If:
  • Advanced Degree
  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Public accounting/auditing experience
  • Costpoint experience
  • Experience working with Federal Government Regulations
The Extras:
  • US Citizenship Required
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Job ID: AccentureInc-R00006411
Employment Type: Other