Finance and Accounting Senior Principal (Canada)
Accenture
Canada
The BPS capability team is comprised of experts across all BPS offerings. The team drives differentiation into our BPS offerings, bring differentiation to our existing and prospective clients, creates and proliferates thought leadership and industrialize our best practices globally.

The F&A Overall Capability Lead manages the capability team for the F&A sub-offerings: Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury. Direct reports include senior managers and managers across the five key sub-offerings, with additional team members supporting the leads at the L8 and L9 levels. The F&A Overall capability lead reports to the global Capability Managing Director.

Key internal stakeholders include senior delivery leadership, Sales & Account Management, Offering, Solution Architecture, Operating Groups, and Sales teams

Key external stakeholders include Industry Analysts and Technology ecosystem partners

Main responsibilities include:
Determine capabilities to differentiate Accenture from our competitors and develop a roadmap for the vision. This Includes partnering with Accenture teams as well as third parties. Examples include analytics, AI, technology, automation, and automation.
Provide SME input, guidance, review, and support to global sales pursuit teams to develop innovative solutions for clients. Sales support activities may include providing guidance on qualification, answering RFPs, attending client meetings as a SME (workshops, oral presentations, etc…)assisting with sales materials, reviewing solutions, assisting solution architects, This will involve travel/in-person support as well as remote support for client meetings/orals.
Develop and proliferate thought leadership in F&A for internal and external audiences. This could include published white papers/case studies, podcasts, blogs, conference presentation
Provide Subject Matter Expertise to existing F&A delivery teams to improve operations and chart a path to achieve Intelligent Operations. This involves partnering with multiple teams including technology, business excellence, analytics, solution architecture, and others.
Creation and oversight of key offering collateral, including proliferation and communications to senior stakeholders globally. Communications include presentations at senior stakeholder meetings, presentations in events such as townhalls, publication on the Accenture portal, and publication on relevant community circles such as the Capability Cafe
Develop and maintain key Capability collateral, including Intelligent Delivery Solution elements, best practices, thought leadership, and sales collateral
Manage a Capability Action Network to share and deploy best practices across our global delivery teams. Key responsibilities include creating/maintaining a global community roster, planning and executing network events, maintaining relationships with the global collaboration community.
Develop thought leadership materials and POVs which may include external publications and discussions with Industry analysts
Leverage in-depth understanding of the Accenture Operations standard processes and processes in place across the broad delivery network to develop and improve the way we deliver GPS services to our clients.
Identify and manage senior level relationships with internal and external experts and stakeholders relevant to the practice
Monitor innovations, thought leadership and new content on a global basis; Manage and execute a plan to create IP, strategic assets and learning enablers

Basic Qualifications
15+ Years relevant work experience
10+ specifically in Finance and Accounting
Minimum 5 years experience and comfort working with senior level clients including C-suite
Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Technology, or Finance related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:
An existing level 6
Proven experience working effectively across Accenture
Experience with multiple industries (examples Products, Communications, Resources etc)
Understanding and knowledge of Business Process Services, including the industry, competitors, and key trends impacting clients in the F&A functions
Experience working on multiple clients and multiple F&A functions.
Expert level experience with new technologies such as AI, Analytics, Automation, and Industry technologies
Experience delivering client outsourcing programs
Experience supporting sales efforts including solutioning, client presentations, and RFP response
Experience creating high quality, client facing material
Experience managing virtual teams across multiple geographies
Master’s degree strongly preferred
CPA is desirable

Professional Qualifications:
Excellent collaboration skills
Ability to work in ambiguous, high paced environment with little guidance
Excellent communication skills
Excellent Project Management Skills
Excellent Knowledge of Excel, Macros, MS office (PPT and Word) and Reporting tools
Proactively builds own network
Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

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