Job Description

Accenture Financial Services (Banking Consulting Practice)- Payments - Senior Manager

 

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world.  Across Australia and New Zealand, we work with some of the world’s most advanced and innovative financial services institutions. Accenture’s unique understanding of how technology is reshaping the banking industry gives our consultants a chance to shape the future of our client’s industry.

 

The breadth and depth our Accenture’s capabilities, the leading clients for which we work and the we collaborate, operate and deliver value provide an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

 

Working for Accenture Consulting, you would join a group of financial services specialised consulting practitioners. As practitioners, our consultants focus on designing client solutions. Each consultant exploits their experience, talent and leadership to help clients analyse, plan and achieve their goals. 

 

Job description:

Working as a consulting Senior Manager, you will leverage your payments banking industry expertise helping clients discover, design and ultimately deploy world-class business and technology solutions.  You will be expected to bring and develop your own perspective into a leading personal brand and expertise.

Each Accenture consulting Senior manager is a unique part of our consulting team. Each Senior manager knows how to deliver value now and owns the perspective of what will shape the future of their domain. A Senior manager’s consulting domain is defined by the unique combination of that person’s banking industry and management or technology consulting knowledge. Today, our senior managers lead the end to end digitisation of banking services, the deployment at scale of robotics across banking operations, the design of high productivity new business architectures, or the rollout of industry-wide real-time payments.

As a part of Accenture’s banking industry consulting practice you will be at the core of our banking clients engagements.  Often in concert with Accenture’s other specialised practices, you will deliver tangible outcomes.  Like everyone in our practice, you will measure your success by the lasting improvements our clients have achieved.

Key experience:

 

Individuals will have experience of working within a payments environment with a broad understanding of the issues faced by banks and other entities correlated with focus on payments.

 

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their broad industry and domain specialised knowledge through their understanding of strategies, trends & challenges, market dynamics, industry architectures and frameworks, supplier landscape and payments ecosystem.

 

Our expectations are that:

 

  • Candidates should have solutions experience in one or more of the following Payments areas: Corporate and Financial Institution Payment, Business Process – Sale/ Issue / Acquire/ Servicing/ Clearing/ Claiming processes, Payments ecosystem, Payments Products, Risk Management, Fraud, End to End Processing, Liquidity Management, Digital Wallets, Cryprocurrencies

 

  • Experience with industry-leading Payments Systems including:
    • Australian Payments Systems – Payments Settlement (Fast Settlement Service - FSS), Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System - RITS
    • Payments Platforms - New Payments Platform – NPP, Real time payments, Banking Payments Applications
    • Domestic Clearing and Settlement Systems
    • International Payments, Correspondent Banking and SWIFT
    • International Schemes such as VISA, MasterCard, China Union Pay, AlliPay, WeChatPay

 

 

  • Experience with one or more of the following competencies:
    • Payment Operations and Risk and Liquidity Management
    • Domestic InterBank Electronic Payments/ International & Inter Bank Electronic Payments
    • Digital payments, Digital currency, Electronic payment methods (e-wallets)
    • Consumer Data Rights (CDP) and its applications regarding payments (open banking.
    • Card schemes and switching
    • Merchant Acquiring and eCommerce

 

  • Experience with one or more of the following competencies: Business Architecture, Business Process Mapping, Business Requirements Development / Gap Analysis, Business Strategy Development and Execution, Change Management, Program / Project Management (PMO), Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Risk

 

  • Candidates should have gained their banking industry knowledge either through consulting engagements with banks or as part of an internal team working on a “change the bank” agenda. A demonstrable focus on tangible outcomes over conceptual knowledge is a must have.

 

  • Candidates are expected to master all core consulting skills such as structured problem solving, project management, design thinking and solution delivery lifecycle. We expect senior managers to have applied these skills across more than one of the key change lifecycle stages such as strategy, design, build and test, deployment or change management.

 

  • Candidates need to thrive in a team environment. As an Accenture senior manager you will always work within a broader team and often lead your own team. You are expected to have led entire scrums or project streams combining client, technology partner and other specialised consulting resources.  You are expected to have demonstrated an ability to develop resources within your team and coach a number of colleagues through their careers.

 

  • As a Senior manager, candidates are expected to lead from the front, operate independently and represent Accenture’s delivery commitment to the client. Typical candidates will have had roles such as design lead, business analysis lead, lead architect, chief product owner, delivery lead, scrum of scrums master, test lead, implementation lead etc.

 

  • Candidates need well-developed analytical skills including constructing advanced quantitative models, ability to work with poorly defined problems, provide clarity to complex issues or situations and synthesise large amounts of information into salient points. We are seeking candidates with proven creative problem-solving skills.

 

  • Structured communication is crucial to the success of our Senior managers. The ability to tell a story and present ideas and logic clearly and accurately, both written and verbally is important. We are seeking candidates with prior experience in negotiation, consultation and influencing skills.

 

  • Candidates need to already have demonstrated an ability to work with senior stakeholders, engage with their personal and their organisation’s global network, and facilitate workshops. Candidates need to be able to demonstrate their professional presence in their current role.

 

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • 8+ years Financial Services experience required.
  • 6+ years of experience in payments, and professional services consulting experience including Client delivery
  • Payments experience within the Financial Services industry is required.
  • They need to already have contributed to the development of a new banking domain or the publication of banking thought leadership.
  • Excellent graduate degree results (or international equivalent) required. Post graduate degree preferred.
  • 5+ years in consulting roles or consulting-like roles (such as internal consulting roles) is required.
  • Australian banking experience preferred.


Qualifications

About Accenture

 

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

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Sonali Arora is the Recruiter managing this role. As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a fair and timely process.

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