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Financial Services Cloud Enablement Technology Advisory

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00338422


- Job description

Role: Financial Services Cloud Enablement Technology Advisory
Operating Group: Financial Services
Location: London
Travel: Up to 100%  
Salary: £45,000 - £114,000+
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.
As the primary owners of client relationships, we take the best of Accenture’s five businesses (Strategy, Digital, Consulting, Operations and Technology) to our clients to provide unmatched industry knowledge, client experiences, strategic alliances, proprietary assets and subject matter experts to best serve clients and accelerate growth with end to end solutions.
In Accenture Consulting, we focus on helping clients achieve profitable growth and solve their most pressing challenges; we do this by operating at the intersection of strategy, technology, digital and operations, providing a connected Consulting experience.
FS Technology Advisory is part of Accenture’s Technology Consulting Practice within Financial Services. We architect, plan, design, build and implement Cloud solutions for clients in the UK, Europe and around the globe. The Cloud Enablement service line assists clients in transforming and migrating their core infrastructure and application estate into private/public cloud services. We help our clients deliver a cloud strategy and define the target state required to support the digital business, simplify operating models and driving significant cost savings.
As a Consultant within the Cloud Enablement group, you will lead a broad range of cloud functions from helping our clients define their strategy through to managing the delivery of a transformation roadmap.  You will lead delivery teams, bringing together our portfolio of businesses to bring the best of Accenture to our clients.
We expect our consultants to be always relevant, bringing our clients expertise and experience in Cloud Computing technology and solutions. Our consultants must combine industry and technology relevance with strong delivery experience and capability specific to Financial Services.
What responsibilities will you have?
  • Lead the delivery of cloud strategy for FS clients through to managing their transformation journey working closely with other cloud capability groups within Accenture.
  • Establish yourself as an FS cloud expert acting as an advisor to our clients helping them unlock the journey to cloud by addressing key areas of consideration such as Risk & Compliance, Cloud Operating Model, Application Transformation Strategy, Cloud Security, Business Case, etc.
  • In addition to client advisory and delivery, lead business development activities helping to originate and capture new opportunities and growing Accenture’s cloud business within FS
  • Contribute and participate in the Global Technology Advisory Cloud Strategy Hub to create points of view and thought leadership initiatives that are relevant to our client’s needs
  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an expert in the Cloud enablement area
  • With a strong focus on leadership, grow, develop and support cloud team members
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • First-hand experience in planning, designing and implementing Cloud solutions for clients preferably within the Financial Services Industry
  • Understanding the value proposition of Cloud with the desire and commitment to become a visionary thought leader
  • A good understanding of the risks, regulatory nuances and security implications of deploying Cloud XaaS technologies within our Financial Services industry.
  • Ability to lead strategy through to managing delivery of Infrastructure, Platform or Software Cloud programs.
  • A good understanding of 2-4 of the following cloud technology and solutions
    • IaaS (VMware, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Software)
    • PaaS (RedHat, Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, IBM Bluemix, Heroku, etc)
    • Cloud container solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes
    • SaaS implementation (SFDC, Workday, Success factors, etc)
  • Comfortable working with both waterfall and agile methodologies and exposure across the full delivery lifecycle
  • Broad range of skills, including business acumen, interpersonal, analytical and team working skills
  • A wealth of experience and a proven track record of working within a consultancy environment
  • Proven leadership and team management skills with ability to build, manage and foster a strong, dynamic team environment
What academic qualifications do you need?
  • A wealth of experience and a proven track record of working within a delivery, cloud, project oriented, consultancy environment
  • Industry recognized certification in cloud (e.g., AWS, Azure, SFDC, CCP, CCSK, CISSP etc.)
  • Hands on management experience of projects using a standardized set of project management disciplines
  • Proven record of Cloud solutioning, technical writing and presentation, and report generation exposure
  • Previous experiences of managing teams of 5 or more resources in FS industry
  • Bachelor's Degree attaining 2:1 or equivalent
What’s in it for you?
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll 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 others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
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 specialised 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. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Please note – We are recruiting at Consultant, Manager and Senior Manager levels.
Closing Date for Applications 31/12/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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