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Accounting Transformation Expert - Remote US


Accounting Transformation Expert (Remote North America or Europe)   

Gartner is looking for a Senior Principal Analyst to provide research and advisory to global clients in the US, EMEA and beyond. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leveraging technology to transform financial reporting systems across record to report processes. They will have a deep understanding of the challenges facing the corporate controller’s function and a keen sense of business and automation challenges facing Corporate Controllers.  

Analysts create must-have insights for our clients through published research and client interaction. You will meet with clients everyday: in a videoconference or from the stage at a Gartner event. In every client interaction and every insight, you produce, you will help clients solve difficult challenges that lead to better performance.  

What you'll do:  

  • You will serve as a subject matter expert the record to report processes and accounting technologies, including financial close and consolidation, chart of accounts, materiality threshold and accounting analytics.  
  • Deliver high quality actual advice through face-to-face and video-based presentation and discussion with clients.  
  • Remain ahead of the curve on development and issues across accounting technologies and processes as well as applicable adjacent areas such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.  
  • You will work with a collaborative team of highly experienced analysts to build authoritative research and advice that directly addresses the priorities and challenges of senior finance leader. The focus is helping clients understand the impact of technology on the controllership function and selecting the best fit vendors for their organization based on their specific use cases and needs.  

Who you are:  

  • To thrive in this role, it helps if you are obsessed with your area of expertise. Gartner analysts are correctly viewed as THE experts. This means you need to know your markets, vendors, trends, and process best practices, etc.  
  • Excellent collaborator with the ability to quickly build rapport and gain client trust. 
  • Confident presenter with a high level of executive presence (prior experience with speaking engagements is a plus) 
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to process information quickly and make actionable recommendations. 
  • Willing to challenge conventional norms and views.  

What you'll need:  

  • 8+ years of experience in leading accounting teams supporting the record to report processes in large multinational organisations with demonstrated experience transforming the financial close/ accounting processes.  
  • Strong knowledge in working with various accounting automation vendors and technologies associated with financial accounting processes, including ERPs and adjacent processes like AP, AR, and FP&A.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, CPA or equivalent certification preferred. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Ability to conduct occasion travel, regionally and globally.  

Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 105,000 USD - 140,000 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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