Deloitte Consultant - Accounting and Internal Controls - Controllership Accounting & Reporting in Chicago, Illinois
FSI Controllership Modernization (FSI) unit is a specialty advisory practice that provides operations improvement, business integration, finance function; regulatory, process improvement, and treasury advisory services to financial institutions and other capital markets participants. We are looking for individuals that are industry, client, finance and product specialists that can deliver exceptional client results. Are you looking to assist Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Accounting Officers (CAOs), Controllers, and business unit finance leaders to help solve complex financial accounting and reporting issues through digital enablement? Help identify, assess, improve, manage and measure; operations and financial systems throughout the project lifecycle, giving specificity to the appropriate architecture, functional, data model, system design and interfacing requirements. Our team of accounting and reporting specialists do just that. Join our talented team of specialists serving clients by leveraging and optimizing the use of core ERP and other enabling technologies.
Work you'll do
As part of the Controllership Digital Core team, your responsibilities will include:
Identifying and applying relevant specialized accounting, regulatory standards, cost accounting concepts, financial close, consolidation/financial reporting, financial operations, and across multiple industries
Generating innovative ideas to challenge the status quo - including exploring new digital technologies
Designing accounting data models and rules engines to deliver higher quality and more accessible financial information
Lead mapping of existing finance and accounting data models into new models utilizing proprietary Deloitte Accounting Information Science™ tools and methods
Applying a deep understanding of Tier 1 Digital Core technologies (e.g., SAP, Workday and/or Oracle) to solve business issues in an efficient and effective manner
Lead finance and accounting focused implementations of ERP modules and other relevant boundary applications
Defining, optimizing and implementing Charts of Accounts as part of a finance transformation or ERP implementation
Implementing financial close and reporting solutions
Identifying client issues and managing day-to-day client and internal relationships
Participating in engagement planning and budgeting; defining the work product structure and content; managing engagement economics, engagement risk, and engagement timeline
Contributing to the proposal development process for marketplace pursuits
Engaging in recruiting and retention activities
Contributing to training and personnel development efforts within your area of expertise
Facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement products and services
The team provides clients with an extensive range of accounting and reporting services designed to help enhance the value finance delivers to its overall business. We work with organizations to help them reduce risk and improve internal and external reporting capabilities to meet accounting and regulatory requirements, and/or enhance strategic decision making. Our deep experience also extends to governance in complex operating models and support for major business events and transactions, including capital markets transactions, derivatives and hedging advisory services.
Learn more about Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory's Digital Controllership practice
2+ years of technical or advisory-related experience in entity and enterprise accounting, carve-outs, acquisition integrations, and/or technical accounting, controllership, financial planning and analysis and cost accounting.
Demonstrated passion for innovation and use of Digital Core technologies (e.g., SAP, Workday and/or Oracle; and boundary applications) to solve business issues
Strong communication, presentation, client servicing and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations, corporate finance or financial systems architecture knowledge with technology skills.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Risk Management, Economics, Engineering, or related field.
Experience leading components of full lifecycle implementations from requirements through deployment with a common ERP package or boundary platform (Workiva, Blackline, Trintech, etc.) OR experience as an administrator of a common ERP package
Project experience leading requirements gathering / definition development and business process mapping
Configuration experience in one or more of the following financial / data applications: SAP, Oracle, Workday, Workiva, BlackLine, Alteryx, Trintech, CPA, CIA, CFA, CA, CCA, CMA, CAIA or FRM certification, or working towards achieving one of these certifications.
Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC rules and regulations
Proficiency in MS Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Up to 80% travel (typically Monday - Thursday)
Master's degree in Business, Information Systems, or Accounting
Experience in supervising and executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies.
CPA, CIA, CFA, CA, CCA, CMA, CAIA or FRM certification, or working towards achieving one of these certifications.
Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC rules and regulations
Configuration and implementation of finance/ accounting software applications
Project experience in areas such as root cause/gap analysis/best fit, financial modeling and value mapping
Project workstream leadership experience within a functional area (e.g. Record to Report, Order to Cash)
Ability to travel 80%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
Limited Visa sponsorship may be available
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.