A great place to work for accountancy professionals (Sponsored)

Jun 04, 2020

Accenture brings continuous innovation to clients by working with them to harness the possibilities that spring from disruption. With over 509,000 people in more than 120 countries and over 4,000 of them in Ireland, the organisation hires people from diverse backgrounds with various levels of experience and skills in software engineering, analytics, technical architecture, interactive marketing, artificial intelligence, change management, cybersecurity, and, of course, chartered accountants.

Some of these accounting professionals work within the organisation’s global finance hub in Dublin, which provides strategic, operational and analytical support to Accenture’s client-facing businesses.

“The Dublin hub comprises more than 15 teams across seven varied finance functions,” says Recruitment Lead Michele Martin. “This variety makes a career in finance with Accenture very interesting and rewarding. Team members gain experience on the financial aspects of proposals, contracts and projects and report on country-wide operations.”

The organisation recruits professionals at various points along their career journeys. “We are a major employer in Ireland hiring talent from finance graduates to newly qualified accountants to experienced professionals,” she says. “We have a number of different skillsets we hire for across internal audit, compliance, statutory, VAT and tax professionals. And we recruit people in these areas who are at different points on their career and qualification journey – from part-qualified, to qualified with experience and beyond.”

At the early stage of that journey is the Finance Development Programme (FDP), Accenture’s formal finance graduate programme. It aims to nurture and develop finance talent that will become future leaders within the organisation. Participants rotate through three 12 to 15-month placements within Accenture’s finance teams during the three-and-a-half-year programme.

“External studies are supported by Accenture, and our graduates work towards a professional accountancy qualification in parallel with the FDP,” Martin points out. “The programme gives participants a chance to stand out and demonstrate their ability to adapt to new challenges and build experience in a diverse range of finance areas.”

The training and development opportunities offered by Accenture enable continuous learning. The organisation provides its people with access to both classroom and online training, professional certifications, study and exam leave and a dedicated career counsellor to help navigate career progression.

Career advancement is of paramount importance at the organisation. “We drive career progression and skills development because we recognise that we succeed only when our people grow,” Martin adds.

For more information or to apply for a role in Accenture, email irelandrecruitment@accenture.com or visit www.accenture.com/financedublin to search for the latest roles in finance.

This article is sponsored by Accenture.