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FS Banking Consultant, Senior Manager

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00425403


- Job description

Role: FS Banking Consultant, Senior Manager

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.
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.
Banking is an industry in rapid transition driven by shrinking margins, more demanding customers, digital innovation and the rise of new more nimble competitors. Accenture is responding to this by having experts who bring together the best of new, cutting edge technology and relevant industry experience and insight to help advise our clients facing these challenges. Accenture’s banking experts help our clients to design, build and implement agile and scalable solutions and deliver innovation in support of their transformation journey in an increasingly connected digital world.
What responsibilities will you have?
Every day at Accenture is different and that’s what makes it such an exciting place to work. Helping our clients means being close to them, getting to know them and how they work, and the challenges they face. Most Senior Managers spend the majority of their time working on client sites leading projects of change and delivery with our banking clients. There is an expectation of personal development responsibilities as well as practice building. We want you to become a practitioner who, based on your unique blend of consulting skills, business acumen and previous experience, can help develop others in the community of practice and drive new client solutions.
Projects vary in size and duration but you will need to manage a programme as well as the team around you, stakeholders and senior client leadership.
Senior Managers in banking will be responsible for:
  • Applying your core business, technology and banking industry knowledge and experience to advise, change, transform and deliver outcomes that enable our clients to become high performing businesses
  • Being professionals who demonstrate a strong interest in how business processes work and interact
  • Applying skills in project and programme management across multiple streams of work – with a particular focus on shaping solutions and coordinating work to ensure a sensible, workable outcome
  • Alignment of change delivery across both business and IT teams to ensure successful designs, solutions or implementations
  • Managing medium sized teams (of 6 – 30 people) whilst mentoring and encouraging professional growth of members of the team
  • Actively contributing to our community and clients as practitioners, who can think logically, solve problems and engage others
  • Advising on how agile methods of working to help clients transform the way and the speed with which they deliver change


What skills & experience are we looking for?

It’s an exciting time to be in banking just now, with the industry going through a rapid transformation with new entrants providing the traditional players with threats but also opportunities to transform the way they do business. It’s important that Managers in Banking understand the domain that they are operating in so that they can use industry trends as well as their own ideas to provide innovative solutions to client problems.
Each new project brings a fresh set of challenges, so we need dynamic people to join the team who are able to challenge existing norms and offer their own perspectives to create more innovative solutions for our clients. We want Senior Managers in banking to demonstrate:
  • That they have a strong working knowledge of the banking industry and/or the functional areas they serve (for instance payments, credit, current account, savings for either retail or business banking); and that they understand and have a point of view on key trends within banking such as the Payments Services Directive (PSD2), and the impact that open banking could have on the industry
  • Depth of experience of delivering change projects within banking, including launching new mortgage products or services; banking product launch, customer service launch or platform management
  • Experience of delivery roles such as a Project / Programme Manager; or of implementing IT solutions and / or redesigning processes in some of the following areas: branch, call centre, payments, credit, risk, finance, and back-office operations
  • Experience of digital delivery and how it is transforming the way banking clients engage with their customers 
  • A strong professional presence and well-developed analytical skills, including an ability to work with poorly defined problems, provide clarity to complex issues or situations and synthesise large amounts of information and highlight salient points
  • An ability to thrive in a team environment and develop deep and ensuring client relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • To meet our growing demand, we are expanding our team and are focusing on those who are able to demonstrate within an advisory capacity experience in one or more of the following niche skill areas:
    • Robotics
    • RPA / Cognitive
    • Temenos
    • Omiga software skills
    • Cyber Security
    • Open Banking (PSD2)
What academic qualifications do you need?
  • Bachelor's Degree (Technical/Engineering/Computer science degree is preferred) 2:1 or international 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.
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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