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Financial Services - Finance & Risk - Consultant & Manager

Job Location: Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00586156


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Finance & Risk – Consultant and Manager
About Accenture Financial Services practice
The Financial Services Operating Group serves all major industry segments in Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets - serving more than 700 unique clients in 24 countries. Among Accenture's clients are more than 86 percent of the Financial Services companies in the Fortune Global 500. The Financial Services operating group helps clients succeed in a dynamic and increasingly global market environment that includes cost and profitability pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes and the need to continually adapt to new technologies. The services offered are designed to help clients increase cost efficiency, grow their customer bases, manage risk and transform their operations.
About Accenture Finance & Risk
Banks, capital markets and insurance firms face extraordinary challenges related to profitability, complexity and new regulations in an uncertain economic environment, an environment we refer to as one of "permanent volatility."
Accenture Finance & Risk Services can help financial services firms focus upon the three key challenges of increasing profitability, reducing complexity and managing regulations. Accenture draws on its end-to-end transformation capabilities, as well as core strengths in management consulting, technology, analytics and outsourcing to help firms address complexity, volatility while creating sustainable competitive advantage.
Accenture Finance & Risk Services brings together Accenture’s industry knowledge, consulting technology and outsourcing capabilities to develop solutions that can help clients strengthen their competitive position and enhance their profitability.
About the Role
The Finance & Risk Compliance Consultants & Manager are accountable for executing on the strategy compliance and regulatory offering in the region. The successful individual will be an experienced compliance Consultant/Manager, capable of supporting the go-to-market strategy, orchestrating and building risk and regulatory practice assets and capabilities, and creating thought leadership on compliance developments in the financial services market. The functional coverage of this consulting practice extends across financial services’ risk and regulatory frameworks, risk transformation, material new regulatory requirements, risk and regulatory remediation, optimising risk and regulation implementation and ongoing adherence and delivering the technology solutions required to enable insights through analytics.
This Consultant/Manager will be in a position to define and deliver how Accenture will bring together all its compliance and regulatory offerings (strategy, management consulting, technology solutions, systems integration, and operations) in an integrated way that provides a compelling value proposition to financial services institutions today.
In addition to performing the role of thought leader in the compliance and regulatory domain, this Consultant/Manager will take on a key role in driving innovation for the business-identifying trends from changing client requirements and recognising requirements that current and emerging regulatory adherence creates. This includes supporting the research, development and commercialisation of new compliance and regulatory offerings for the target market. He/She is expected to have broad compliance skills and creatively combine relevant pieces into a market offering that is more relevant and compelling than if services were presented in isolation.
Another key role for this position is that of supporting Practice Development. In supporting this business area, the successful Consultant/Manager must not only be skilled at business planning but also in the operational activities that come with supporting a practice: managing consulting teams and supporting the culture in being leaders in compliance consulting. To achieve this, he/she must be able to work effectively in a global matrix of financial services sector heads and service line practice leaders who will contribute, follow and support the strategic roadmap for integrated business services.
Successful candidates for this position will be experienced in consulting services for Financial Services or have moved on to relevant Consultant/Manager-level industry roles in Financial Services. The role will be compensated between $100,000 – $160,000 including super. The Consultant/Manager must demonstrate expertise in the following knowledge areas:
  • Compliance and regulatory expertise within the financial services industry with a focus on the banking or insurance sector
  • Supporting, developing and driving the go-to market strategy of a consulting practice
  • Networks with senior Risk Officers and direct reports of large banks and insurers in Australia in order to identify and originate deals
  • Success selling and delivering transformational large scale risk programs
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 - 8+ years of professional experience
  • 3 - 7+ years Financial Services/Banking experience
  • 3 - 6+ years’ experience in the Risk and Regulatory field with progressively increasing responsibilities
Preferred qualifications:
  • At least 3 - 6 years of experience in the sale and delivery of risk and regulatory consulting services; with proven track record as an individual contributor and as a leader of a practice Proven ability to relate effectively with C-level executives of large global financial services institutions
  • Experience in working at or with APRA, ASIC or AUSTRAC
  • Strong skills and knowledge in strategy process development and implementation.
  • Diverse background that includes working within different business models and markets.
  • Market development experience.
  • Ability to conceive and articulate an inspiring vision/ future direction for regulatory and risk consulting
  • Ability to examine issues from a broad perspective; considering impact beyond immediate scope.
  • Ability to leverage synergy opportunities across functions and businesses.
  • Identification of key business opportunities and challenges.
    Professional Skills/Characteristics Required:
  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful and comfortable working in a small team environment where self-sufficiency is essential Sets direction and vision and is passionate about Accenture's business.
  • Develops strong and effective working relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
  • Authentic in his/her leadership style. Projects confidence, optimism and energy to encourage people on what they can achieve.
  • Strives to help others succeed. Shows an active interest in others and cares about them
  • Team oriented and collaborative working style, both with clients and those within the internal organization
  • Shows character under pressure. Professional and ethical in all business dealings.
  • Takes charge and makes tough decisions. Demonstrates a "can do attitude".
  • Proactive and fearless. Moves beyond his or her comfort zone in pursuit of Accenture's vision.
  • Effective communicator, good listener with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Role model who engenders loyalty and longevity among staff.

About Accenture


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 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


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