Accenture Tax Practice Analyst in IRELAND, Ireland

Title: Tax Practice Analyst Location: Ireland-Ireland Job Number: 00501245

Tax Practice Analyst

Level: 11 Analyst

Location: Dublin

Job Summary

Assist with the forecasting of equity deferred tax asset and deductions at the local tax reporting group level for all 600 Accenture legal entities, as well as first review of variances to prior forecasts. Calculate the excess tax benefit and model multiple excess tax benefit scenarios related to the early adoption of ASU718 (ASU718 specifies that all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies would be recognized as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement.) Assit with the forecasting of US GAAP Revenues and Expenses (i.e. Income Before Tax) at the local tax reporting group level. Calculates quarterly Overhead Rate for intercompany billing. Provides support on audit and ad hoc data request.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works on the creation of accurate Equity Forecast model, which includes the calculations of the estimated excess tax benefit, temporary differences, deferred tax assets, forecasted deductions, and forecasted GAAP expense with respect to Accenture equity grants and deliveries including:

  • Build monthly consolidated forecast models

  • Calculate the estimated excess tax benefit

  • Model multiple excess tax benefit scenarios based on various share price assumptions

  • Modeling of equity related temporary differences and relating deferred tax asset liability on a monthly basis

  • Calculate the estimated tax deductions related to equity for each Accenture tax jurisdiction

  • Assist the Tax Operations team in the monitoring of tax rates and local jurisdiction deductibility rules

  • Maintain documentation for all countries requiring additional statutory modeling

  • Work with other finance groups (Shareholder Equity Accounting, Compensation Planning and Analysis, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Local and Corporate Controllership) on share plan transaction activity

  • Create monthly Share Plan Forecasting (SPF) journal entries and documentation

  • Works on the maintenance of a new Equity modeling tool to support the recent Accounting Standards Update for Share Based Compensation (ASU 718)

  • Confirm calculations performed by the new tool are accurate and reports display desired outcome

  • Work with the technical team to resolve any issues

  • Assist with the creation of accurate forecasts of US GAAP Revenues and Expenses (i.e. Income Before Tax) at the local tax reporting group level.

  • Assist with the preparation of legal entity Income before Tax Forecast

  • Analyze variance and trend analysis to explain changes in forecast between cycles and fiscal years

  • Collaborate with other Finance teams to validate reasonableness and explain variances

  • Computes quarterly Legal Entity Overhead Rate

  • Work on the quarterly calculation of Accenture legal entity overhead rates process based on US GAAP

  • Perform variance analysis to prior quarters



  • English language required

  • Education:University degree in accounting, finance or similar / relevant professional qualification

  • 1 years of Accounting and/or Finance experience

  • Tax skills/experience not required

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • SAP experience an advantage

Professional Development Skills

  • Working knowledge of business and finance fundamentals

  • Strong US GAAP understanding

  • Independent thinker and self-starter

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills

  • Strong presentation and organizational skills

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal English language skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and different business cultures

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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