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Management Consulting Manager - Finance and Accounting

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00682966

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- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.
 
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.  Typically, Consultants work at client sites, which often require travel.
 
Your Role
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities: 
Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors 
Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals 
Interacts with senior management at clients and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach 
Has some latitude in decision-making 
Acts independently to determine methods and procedures to deliver against assignments 
Decisions have a high day to day impact on area of responsibility 
Manages small-to-medium sized teams of diverse backgrounds, skill sets and technical/functional knowledge and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture
Specific responsibilities may include:
Lead and/or support project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of Digital Finance initiatives aligning finance with business strategy in support of the broader organization’s future vision
Help develop Digital Finance strategies by assessing a client’s business challenges/needs/gaps, diagnosing the root problems and recommending an approach leveraging Accenture assets
Create strategies and blueprints that define end-to-end finance processes (e.g., Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report) and harness the power of robotic process automation, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence to accelerate transaction processing. 
Partner with client and Accenture project team to blueprint and design end-to-end Cloud ERP and Enterprise Value business solutions for our clients to transform the Finance function
Work with leadership to develop a finance application roadmap and strategy that helps companies implement digital technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, compliance, and to capture new revenue opportunities (e.g., FinTech applications, blockchain technology, virtual & augmented reality)
Work across the global CFO & EV practice to share lessons learned and best practices 
Identify and support business development initiatives; participate in and lead all aspects of the proposal development process 
Develop thought capital and disseminate information around current and emerging trends 
Maintain an understanding of advancements in technology and innovations which are happening across digital, analytics, the CFO ecosystem, and broader marketplace

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years of combined finance and strategic consulting experience.  Experience must include: 

o Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development 

o Implementing finance, accounting, planning, forecasting, reporting solutions 

o Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and supporting organization structures, and process best practices

Minimum 5 years of working knowledge and expertise in analytics, forecasting, and Finance technologies (process, planning analytics, core Financial) 

Experience leading a project and leading a project team of at least 5 resources 

Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with clients, document requirements, and articulate the value proposition and business case for digital finance solutions 

Demonstrated ability to lead key requirement workshops with clients 

Bachelor's Degree.  Advanced Degree is desirable

 

Preferred Qualifications

ERP technology understanding (SAP / Oracle / Workday)  

Experience with other Finance technologies such as Anaplan, Cognos, Hyperion, OBIEE, Tableau, Fusion, etc. desirable 

Professional Skill Requirements

Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills 

Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with clients individually and as a member of an engagement team 

Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment 

Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions and deliver high impact change initiatives 

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and structured decision-making 

Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments and/orresponsibilities in a fast-paced environment 

Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)) 

Highly motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and complex problem-solving environment (both with clients and within the organization) 

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 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


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