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FS IT Resilience Technology Advisory

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00381201


- Job description

Role: FS IT Resilience Technology Advisory

Location: London or Manchester

Travel: Up to 100%

Salary: £45,000 - £114,000




Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations 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.


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.


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.


Technology Advisory is part of Accenture’s Consulting Practice within Financial Services. We architect, plan, design, build and implement solutions for clients in the UK, Europe and around the globe. The Resilience & Security service line are seeking Consultants at all levels with particular focus on IT and Business Resilience. The successful candidate would have a strong understanding and experience with Resilience across Financial Services organisations. Particular skillsets of preference would include some, or all, of the following:


What responsibilities will you have?

  • Responsible for leading the definition and design of programme plans in accordance with industry and Accenture best practice
  • Defining a solution's cost-of-ownership, and promoting a clear and consistent business vision through technical architectures
  • Interact with C-suite executives and senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters
  • Manage large teams and/or work efforts at a client or within Accenture
  • Act as a quality reviewer of project manager output, to include project plan, RAID management, budget reviews
  • Conduct critical analysis of infrastructure security projects, with a view to recommending changes to improve project delivery and reduce costs
  • Provide support for sales and solution architects; assist in creating proposals, including solution alternatives and the identified cost of ownership for individual architectures
  • Identify the appropriate commercial structures, considering use of time and materials and fixed price outcome based solutions
  • Support third party engagements and shape statements of work ensuring value for money for Accenture and clients
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Experience with design and implementation of specific approaches like “containment” to increase Resilience
  • Experience with Regulatory response around IT Resilience (specifically S166 audit / response, or recent Dear Chairman II Exercise response).
  • Understanding of Resilience in the context of IT Operational Risk and setting up Target Operating Models
  • Understanding the challenges of C-suite board members in managing Resilience
  • Experience in defining or working with end to end customer service mapping from service to application, through to core infrastructure.
  • Understanding around the relationship between resilience and IT security
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and expectations, as well as alternative architectures and trends
  • Deep understanding of overall delivery lifecycle and supporting methodologies and processes
  • A strong understanding of IT infrastructure concepts and architectures, including IT network, operating system and Middleware configurations
  • Experience with solutions and products in an IT resilience domain, including Service management and enterprise architecture toolsets
  • Technology programme management experience in an IT organisation preferably in the financial services industry
  • Hands-on delivery or involvement in large, major IT change programmes
  • Leading teams of 20+ resources, preferably across multiple geographies
What academic qualifications do you need?
  • Bachelor's Degree (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 specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised 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 XX 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.
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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