Global Finance Team - Intercompany Accountant at Thoughtworks

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Company Overview

Thoughtworks is a leading global software consultancy that builds customer software applications to help digitally transform businesses.  We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.  We work with a range of clients from media though banking to NGOs.  With offices in 17 countries and 47 cities (at last count!), we’re passionate global citizens, aiming to have a huge impact on the world.

The Intercompany Accountant will be a core member of our Global Controllership team and will be responsible for the end-to-end process of intercompany accounting. The position requires a high level of collaboration, partnering with the Global Tax Team, Regional Controllers and Finance Hubs across the world to ensure sound compliance and reporting. We are seeking an accounting professional who has experience in public accounting and/or a desire/experience to work in industry practice with a services technology company. This position will be based in Chicago, Illinois and report to Assistant Global Controller.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely accounting and related financial reporting of all intercompany transactions
  • Support the accurate and timely administration of intercompany related activities, including month end review, settlements, intercompany cash transfers, onboarding new entities, etc.
  • Maintain database integrity and ensure accurate recordkeeping of all intercompany data
  • Develop and maintain documentation of intercompany processes and controls for internal and external audits
  • Ensure tax, regulatory, legal, and SOX compliance requirements are met timely and accurately and in compliance with governing master service agreements
  • Manage relationships with the PeopleSoft Techops Team supporting the various intercompany automations 
  • Drive process improvement and innovation to scale the intercompany process
  • Represent the intercompany process as a subject matter specialist in mergers & acquisitions, automation opportunities, and other strategic projects
  • Support the accurate reporting to external regulatory filings
  • Lead finance education initiatives of intercompany, including distribution of educational materials, live presentations, facilitation of Q&A, and overall availability to support Regional Finance inquiries.
  • Other responsibilities, tasks, and ad hoc requests as needed.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • CPA or actively working towards a CPA is preferred 
  • 3-4 years of accounting experience
  • Experience working with intercompany and/or multinational companies 
  • General understanding of transfer pricing principles 
  • Public accounting experience is preferred but not required
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Stellar project and process management skills
  • Proficiency in financial systems and strong intuition for business
  • Highest standards of accuracy, organization and precision
  • Ability to explain intercompany concepts to all levels of the organization
  • Understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Ability to work in distributed global work environment, working closely with others in other time zones and locations, frequently
  • Hands on, assisting regions in investigating issues 
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of integrity and accountability
  • Ability to proactively and independently learn business applications, accounting systems, and reporting tools
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, with competing and deadline-sensitive priorities
  • Excellent team player with an ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization, domestically and internationally
  • Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments
  • Friendly and upbeat attitude
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Across from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are Thoughtworks Perks + Benefits

Thoughtworks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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