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Digital Finance Transformation Senior Manager - Resources

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00674220


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Role:  Digital Finance Transformation Senior Manager - Resources

Location: London or Manchester

Travel: Up to 100%

Closing Date: 31/09/2019


Welcome to Accenture, one of the world's leading providers of management consultancy services where high performance is a minimum requirement, not just an ideal.  We are leading the way in helping our clients harness the power to digital to transform the finance function and its role within our clients.


Management consulting is at the heart of Accenture's promise to its clients - High Performance, Delivered. Utilising a unique framework that helps drive our clients on their path to high performance, our management consultants use their expertise and critical thinking skills to help determine where our clients are on their journey and design realistic, achievable strategies that address their key business priorities.


The Resources Operating Group supports the Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Mining and Utilities industries. Accenture supports a wide range of Fortune 1000 Resources clients who have big issues to tackle by offering unmatched industry knowledge, client experiences, strategic alliances, proprietary assets and subject matter experts to best serve clients and accelerate growth.


Key features of the role:


Accenture Consulting, the leading consulting advisor to the CFO on digital finance transformation powered by automation and analytics. We are helping our finance client leaders to transform operating models, leverage digital to automate, drive analytics and build talent. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements coupled with the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Join Accenture’s CFO and Enterprise Value Consulting Practice, and make shaping and delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


As part of the 6,000+ Accenture Consulting professionals in our global community, you’ll join the CFO & Enterprise Value team where we address the full range of CFO and Finance Executive issues from digitising the finance function to helping CFO’s drive value across the enterprise from structural cost optimisation and advanced prescriptive analytics that unlock value.


·       Redefining Competitiveness

·       Global Operating Model

·       Finance Talent of the Future

·       Insightful and Powerful Analytics

·       Digital Disruption


Join the Accenture Consulting CFO & Enterprise Value team in developing digitally-enabled strategies and plans that help clients improve competitiveness and establish market leadership.


Key Responsibilities:


As a CFO & Enterprise Value strategist, you will support clients with:

·       Defining Next Generation Operating Models and Organisation Structures

·       Capturing the Value of Advanced Analytics

·       Redefining the finance function with the power of Cloud ERP

·       Digitising the Finance Function

·       Assessing and predicting risk

·       Enterprise Strategic Cost Management

·       Developing Finance Talent and Capabilities

·       Develops trusted advisor relationships with CFOs and their leadership teams.

·       Leads teams of consultants to shape and execute comprehensive Finance digital transformation programs strategies, including cost reduction opportunity assessment, operating model transformation, digital strategy, ERP programs, analytics and data programs and more

·       Develops Accenture talent to deliver finance transformation for our clients including digital capabilities, deep finance know-how and executive presence skills

·       Articulates the value proposition and business case for digital finance solutions such ad operating model changes, analytics or automation programs

·       Analyses and model’s data to support large scale cost reduction programmes

·       Develops and executes blueprints that define the finance and business operating model, digitisation plan, data and analytic insights engine to support the broader organisation’s future strategy

·       Reviews and shapes organisation models for Finance 

·       Identifies where our clients need to build the required capabilities for growth and innovation in order to sustain high performance

·       Leads multi-disciplinary teams to shape, secure, communicate and implement programs. Encourages creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition. Works across the global CFO & Enterprise Value practice to share lessons learned and best practices.


You will be challenged by:


·       Diversity of client base and wealth of scenarios

·       Working with clients who are leaders in their organizations and industries

·       Working across multiple geographic locations, workforces and stakeholders

·       Teaming with high calibre Accenture colleagues in day to day activities

·       Access and opportunity to leverage our global network of change management professionals to strengthen client propositions and recommendations

·       Contributing to our next generation change management asset


What we're looking for


Candidates should have solid experience in the finance area from working in Resources, Products, Telecoms Media or Technology industry and/or other consultancies showing experience in these sectors. You will be expected to be passionate and positive about the opportunity to enhance your existing experience and grow Accenture's capability to deliver finance solutions to our clients.


·       At a Senior Manager level, we would like to hear from candidates that can demonstrate a number of the skills below:

·       Capable of building strong relationships with clients and working well as part of a team

·       Proven capability in leadership and team management comprising both internal and client personnel

·       Responsibility for defining client issues and shaping projects to meet client expectations and deliver business outcomes

·       Design and execution of project and programme structures, including project deliverables, team structure and resourcing models

·       Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including engagement at the senior level


What Skills are required?


We require people with a proven track record either within other consultancies or blue-chip industry. The ability to work in a project related environment is critical. We are particularly looking for the following capabilities:


·       Extensive previous Finance Strategy or Consulting experience in a top tier Strategy, Consulting or boutique strategy firm.

·       Expert knowledge in Digital Strategy is highly desirable. 

·       Experience the Resources industry is desirable however experience in Communications, Media & Telecommunications (CMT) or Products would be suitable.

·       CFA, CIMA or ACA (highly desired).

·       A high degree of comfort with consulting frameworks and strong quantitative skills to develop financial or operational models and supervise data analysis

·       Functional experience in Digital Strategy, Operating Model, Strategic Cost Reduction or Growth Strategy

·       Ability to effectively engage with senior-level client executives.

·       Demonstrated ability to work with multi-cultural teams to deliver high-quality output in short timeframes

·       Proven track record in driving business outcomes for large companies.

·       Ability to effectively mentor, advise, and coach subordinates.

·       Strong academic credentials (excellent undergraduate and preferably post-graduate or professional certification)

·       Excellent verbal and written competence in English

·       Experience of commercial management of consulting engagements


What's in it for you?


All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering key management consulting skills. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation.


The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


We offer a variety of formal and informal training programmes at a number of levels 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 company-acknowledged Subject Matter Experts.


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, Accenture offers a highly competitive salary, 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan, gym subsidies, excellent maternity package and a competitive pension scheme



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 the grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing date: 31/08/19

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependants.


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