Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance
Location: Chicago, San Francisco
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People in the Corporate Function 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.
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. 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.
The M&A Tax Accounting Senior Manager reports to the Managing Director - Income Tax Accounting along with a team of tax accounting experts. The Tax Accounting Group includes members who focus on geography-specific issues and those who manage global processes that support Accenture worldwide. The geographic roles work with local finance and tax groups to ensure accurate forecasting and reporting of income tax accounts. The global process roles work alongside the geography-focused team members to manage the global tax accounting processes for the consolidation of global results for U.S. GAAP and management reporting purposes.
Brief Description of Duties:
The M&A Tax Accounting Senior Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of income tax accounting for Accenture's acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Serve as tax accounting expert while collaborating with Corporate Finance, Global and Country Controllership, and Area Tax
- Monitor acquisition pipeline for upcoming key transactions that could require significant tax accounting analysis
- Collaborate with a team of regional tax accounting experts to arrive at proper purchase accounting conclusions for tax positions
- Document tax accounting positions and oversee the purchase accounting for global business combinations: ensure all tax accounting positions for acquired entities are properly analyzed, supported, and documented, including current income taxes payable, inventory of temporary differences and deferred taxes and acquired tax attributes; evaluate the potential need for valuation allowances, unrecognized tax benefits, contingent tax liabilities and indemnification assets
- Collaborate with other tax Accounting team members regarding post-merger integration steps impacting the effective tax rate and cash flow forecasts
- Assist with the preparation of tax accounting inputs to carve-out financials for divestitures, if necessary
- Manage quarterly tax internal controls covering acquisition accounting; maintain internal control narratives covering tax aspects of acquisition activity
- Assist with the external financial audits and reviews of tax issues for acquisitions and divestitures included in consolidated filings
- Research, draft and review technical tax accounting language to support tax purchase accounting entries for internal Accounting Treatment Memos (ATMs)
- Review support for quarterly goodwill financial statement disclosure
- Review purchase accounting entry uploads to OneSource Tax Provision for annual provision cycle
- Review purchase accounting summaries prepared by controllership
- Conduct training on M&A tax accounting topics for members of the tax and controllership groups as needed
- Collaborate with Corporate Finance and Area Tax regarding tax calculations and tax rate assumptions used in internal pricing models
- BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent advanced degree
- Minimum of 7 years combination of Tax and Financial Reporting experience with a US multinational company and/or public accounting firm
- Deep knowledge of US GAAP standard ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, with a minimum of 4 years significant tax accounting experience
- Demonstrated expertise in tax accounting for business combinations including analysis of uncertain tax positions, valuation allowances, inside/outside basis differences and indemnifications in a multinational corporate structure
- Self-starter with the ability and confidence to work well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Team player: collaborative with peers and has experience in a supervisory or mentorship capacity with strong leadership qualities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proven project management and organization skills required to simultaneously execute multiple projects across multiple time zones
- Independent thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Prior experience using OneSource Tax Provision and/or SAP
- Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
- Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian.
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