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Accenture Public Service Northeast Higher Education Finance Transformation Management Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

We Are:

Join Accenture’s growing Education practice, helping to transform leading institutions across the country. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

You Are:

The Higher Education Finance Transformation consultant will focus on supporting Finance Transformation delivery to education clients. This role will engage on transformation programs at major education institutions focusing on implementing process and organizational change. Education institutions are under increasing pressure to reduce operating costs while also enabling their back office functions to achieve industry best practices. Our consulting professionals partner with Institution finance leadership to achieve their desired business outcomes of implementations of best in class technology by also transforming their processes and organizational structure.

The Work:

  • Apply leading practice finance and accounting processes in one or more core finance areas Record-to-Report (RtR), Procure-to-Pay (PtP), Order-to-Cash (OtC)

  • Work collaboratively with client teams to support the delivery of operating model changes

  • Implement operational reports, service level agreements, and process KPI's

  • Manage transitions of multiple processes from sending organization to target organization - includes transition management, knowledge transfer, process re-engineering

  • Partner with technology teams to implement finance technology solutions such as Workday and Oracle Cloud products

  • Provide solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.

  • Here’s What You Need:

  • A minimum of 3 years of higher education experience

  • A minimum of 3 of years project experience on education finance transformation projects

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in cross-functional touchpoints areas:

  • Finance functional touchpoints (Accounting, Procurement, A/P, Grants Management)

  • Understanding finance best practices in processes and organizational design

  • Project activity sequencing

  • Change management concepts

Bonus Points If:

  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

What We Believe

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/inclusion-diversity/us-workforce)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Requesting An Accommodation

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Other Employment Statements

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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