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Risk Analytics Manager - Financial Services

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00625877

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- Job description

Join Accenture Consulting and you will work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects, and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues.  And because our clients span the full range of industries—including 94 of the Fortune 100—you will have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise, and deepen your knowledge.

 

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets.  They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

 

Working closely with our clients, Consulting professionals design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance.  They develop specialized expertise—strategic, industry, functional, technical—in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for career growth.  While the specific type of consulting work they do can vary, it generally aligns to management consulting, systems integration consulting, or technology consulting. 

 

We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.  You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools.  You will have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.  You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.

 

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster.  Learning takes place both on-the-job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates.  The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

 

Your Role


Are you ready to help clients streamline operating models and integrate risk and finance functions?  Can you align and integrate disparate sources of data, and deliver leading-edge technology solutions to enable insight through analytics?  If yes, then our Finance & Risk—Risk Analytics practice is the place for you to hone your skills and expertise as you build your reputation!  As part of a strong and vibrant global community, you will continue to learn from our leading industry experts who will help you maximize your strengths, build your specialization, and position you for success.

 

By joining our Finance & Risk—Risk Analytics team as a Manager, you will embark on a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding career path where no two days are ever the same.  Our culture is focused on providing you with the tools and opportunities to establish yourself as an industry leader.

 

As a Manager in our Finance & Risk—Risk Analytics practice, you will often be:

 

  • Leading and/or supporting project teams, delivering valuable insights, and designing and implementing business change with a focus on people and process
  • Developing and maintaining contact with clients, serving as an internal and external trusted advisor on new trends and best practices, providing industry point-of-view and recommendations on how clients can transition to future state solutions
  • Understanding business drivers and opportunities as it relates to our client's business and ensuring business outcomes are achieved
  • Advising, designing, developing and/or delivering deliver solutions that support industry and client best practices 
  • Using design-led thinking to enhance the client customer experience
  • Defining client organizational priorities that could benefit from a liquid workforce
  • Optimizing client processes using analytics
  • Helping assess risk and shaping the appropriate mitigation strategies for the top global financial services organizations
  • Identifying and supporting business development initiatives; participate in and/or lead aspects of the proposal development process
  • Managing engagement risk, deliverables, and project economics
  • Leading, developing and supporting our resources
  • Contributing to the practice’s growth plan; supporting the go-to-market strategy, offering prioritization, design, planning and delivery of offerings
  • Driving initiatives around market research, Accenture Points-of-View, capability development, thought capital, knowledge management, etc.
  • Maintaining an understanding of advancements in regulations, technology and innovations which are happening across your specialization, and the broader financial services marketplace

 

It is our intention for our people to work where they live.  However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel.


Basic Qualifications


Industry & Technical Expertise

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline such as: Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Economics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance or other quantitative discipline.  An Advanced Degree in one or more of these disciplines is highly desirable
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with:
  • Credit, market, liquidity and/or operational risk analytics (e.g., model development, strategy and framework, scorecard development, model documentation, model validation, model governance, model implementation, integration and automation, etc.)
  • Retail, commercial, and/or Capital Markets portfolios, including commercial lending, asset-based lending, treasury services and investment banking.  Exposure to insurance, wholesale/retail lending, deposits, etc. desirable
  • Risk regulatory trends, principles, and practices (e.g., CCAR, DFAST, Internal Capital Reporting, Capital Planning, Risk Weighted Assets, etc.), including any combination of the following: back testing, stress testing, sensitivity testing, benchmarking, capital calculations, reporting standards, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with SAS or Matlab.  Exposure and/or proficiency to other analytical tools such as R, SQL, C++, VBA, Murex, Calypso, Numerix, etc., desirable
  • Model development/quantitative skills should include any combination of the following: multivariate regression models, transition matrices, stochastic processes, econometric models, neural networks, Monte Carlo, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with credit/market risk type models (e.g., CVA, ALLL, PD/LGD, Roll Rate, VAR, SVAR, etc.)

 

Management Consulting Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of prior Management Consulting experience focused on Risk Analytics in the Financial Services industry (e.g., Banking, Capital Markets and/or Insurance)
  • Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and drive conversations at the executive level, including the ability to convey emerging trends, recommendations, and business value propositions
  • Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, translate business needs into requirements, develop proposed solutions, and deliver high impact change initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience working through organizational change, with a demonstrated track record of continuing responsibilities, creativity and innovation, including evidence of solution design
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., defining scope, setting project timelines and milestones, driving deliverables, identifying risks, and managing issues)
  • Experience managing a project team (sometimes concurrent) of least 3 resources, including an understanding of team strengths, the ability to coach, develop and inspire others
  • Demonstrated insights on key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry
  • Well-developed analytical skills, the ability to provide clarity to complex issues, and synthesize large amounts of information
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the root causes of issues by analyzing patterns and trends
  • Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience within the model risk or model development team of a universal bank, wholesale bank or rating agency
  • Data management experience (e.g., extracting, aggregating and structuring large volumes of data, etc.) in the context of analytics 
  • Strong understanding of front and back office operations desirable

 

Professional Skills Requirements

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner, both internally and externally
  • A strong desire to deliver to a high standard and ability to develop creative and breakthrough solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to concurrently manage dynamic large consulting workstreams and/or projects
  • Demonstrated track record of delivery as part of a project team, including the ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations, and produce project deliverables
  • Ability to navigate unstructured processes and to simultaneously manage multiple workstreams
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership skills; desire to lead and motivate teams in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and structured decision-making
  • Demonstrated leadership and time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently while managing multiple projects, assignments and/or responsibilities
  • Highly motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy, and demanding team-oriented environment
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and structured decision-making
  • Results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others


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