Finance Analysis Specialist, Client Finance Management - Dallas or Chicago

In this corporate, non-travel, Client Finance Management (CFM) position, you will be in an advanced analytic and operational role providing independent judgment and strong expertise to teams focused on direct management of client financial accounts and projects at a regional level. You will manage a finance team executing complex tasks and providing operational coordination for processes.

Day-to-day, you will:

Provide complete financial management of client engagements from the point of contract inception to project completion and final invoice collection

Advise client teams on engagement budget and forecast management activities, including analysis of payroll and non-payroll costs, and other metrics to maximize the profitability of engagements

Drive accuracy and rigor across the forecasting process at the engagement level, including monitoring financial status and costs, performing financial forecasting and analysis, and producing financial reports

Assist the CFM Lead in creating the regional budget by obtaining and compiling the proper inputs to create a full profit & loss statement for the fiscal year

Support the CFM lead in compiling the quarterly regional forecast by updating actuals to date and forecast assumptions to align to new regional revenue and operating income targets

Analyze the regional profit and loss statement to provide commentary on material variance to the forecast monthly

Ensure all stakeholders are aware of risks and there are no financial surprises on the deal for Avanade or the client

Provide financial review on pricing calculations for potential client engagements

Support internal financial controls and ensure adherence to Avanade policies at the project/engagement level, particularly including contract and revenue recognition policies

Translate detailed financial concepts into usable insights and reports for the business and present them to the delivery team

Develop the financial acumen and foster the overall growth of junior colleagues both onshore and offshore #dice


About you:

Experience in managing financial forecast and analysis

Experience in managing multiple workstreams and balancing competing priorities

Knowledge of standard financial controls and processes

Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Proven ability to successfully work in team

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in Finance or relevant field

Graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better

3-5 years of prior work experience

About Avanade:
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

Requisition ID - 55098

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at

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