Client Financial Management Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Accenture
  • 20 Apr 19

Client Financial Management Specialist

Job description
The Client Financial Management Analyst-Specialist supports the global financial management function and business advisory services. This role offers services through contract completion on regulatory and organization principles compliance, internal controls, budgeting/forecasting, contract profit and loss management and advisory to our customer leadership teams and corporate leadership. This position delivers services around the globe through a network of financial professionals via help-desk support, shared service operations and customer-dedicated on-site support.

Key Responsibilities:

This role exists across multiple career levels and/or functions and depending on the functional requirements of the role, some or all of the following key responsibilities will apply:

  • Provide value-added financial management, analysis, and advice to client engagement teams to maximize the profitability of engagements
  • Collaborate with client and engagement executives, Client Group Finance Leads (or equivalent), and other finance operations executives to communicate the position and status of contract or account financial position
  • Execute account financial processes to ensure the quality and integrity of engagement financial records
    • Provide pricing / new business support for new and extended business opportunities and/or review pricing calculations from engagement executives
    • Perform or assist with the preparation of engagement, project, and program reporting as well as Accenture internal financial accounting processes
    • Support and execute the account forecasting process, including ad hoc and internal stakeholder management requests
    • Execute all global and local statutory, tax, Internal Controls, and US GAAP requirements as described by policy to ensure full compliance
    • Execute Inventory and Receivables management, including monitoring of variances and follow-up on discrepancies
    • Execute/assist with balance sheet accountability, including tracking of capital assets and technology rental equipment, hardware/software costs, and other items
  • Execute standard MTD/QTD financial and operational activities and processes
    • Execute invoicing and collections, consistent with contractual requirements
    • Advise/assist on forecast management activities (input collection, processing and report creation)
    • Perform/assist with work plan reconciliation and reporting
    • Track and report time-reporting hours, expenses, and variances as required, including compliance with account/engagement expense policy (if existent)
    • Track and report third-party out-of-pocket expenses, client time and expenses against program budget, and any other expense charges to program budget tracking and reporting of third-party out-of-pocket expenses
  • Contribute to the CFM organization as Value Creator, People Developer, & Business Operator
    • Prepare and participate in CFM meetings and training sessions
    • Supervise, coach, and mentor junior CFM Analyst(s) and others
    • Identify and communicate to CFM leadership to opportunities to continuously improve training, methodologies, tools and skills
    • Support and contribute to local CFM recruiting initiatives


Basic qualifications
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to be flexible and work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of business, finance and accounting fundamentals including U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • Attention to detail
  • PC literate (e.g., working knowledge of MS Office Programs)
  • Professional Certifications may also be required in certain geographies (i.e. CIMA/ACCA or ACA)