Job Description

Accenture’s Security Practice is one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions. The sheer variety and scale of work we do and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career. The team you will join operates across Europe, providing expertise to multi-national clients and thought leadership within our company.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

Accenture Security professionals:

  • Are highly credible with the ability to engage on a broad C-suite agenda. Possess the personal and professional attributes necessary to guide senior leadership in the formulation of strategies that produce robust and dynamic protective security capabilities as well as enterprise resilience capabilities.

  • Possess deep industry expertise sufficient to not only understand the nuances of an industry, but also guide client executives in developing suitable strategies with limited capacity and ever-changing threat landscapes.

  • Understand current and future client needs in the context of the security marketplace as well as client industry dynamics and apply insights to recommend short/long-term value creation for clients that have the appropriate level of impact.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Experience developing go to market propositions in non-financial risk
  • Experienced in supporting with sales activity including RFPs
  • Experience of translating complex technical and risk subjects, into tangible value for the CxO; ie. a credible advocate of risk/technology for business stakeholders
  • Domain experience in one or more of our key market sectors – Resource, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Public Sector
  • Professional experience related to one or more of operational risk, operational resilience, policy and compliance, regulatory compliance, financial risk, audit and IT audit, project risk, information technology, information security, third party risk, IT risk, IT audit, IT compliance, or privacy.
  • Strong project management and organisational change management skills, excellent communication, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong team ethic both in being part of a team and growing talent in a team. An aptitude in developing skills and capability a must.
  • Experience in helping develop new operating models, and growing a business at scale.

Additional Preferred Skills.

  • Experience developing sales pipeline through vendor Alliance relationships.
  • Significant hands on experience implementing risk technology, workflow engines, or IRM/GRC platforms such as ServiceNow, RSA Archer, MetricStream
  • Service Management Consulting experience combined with ServiceNow mobile capabilities and experience with the following ServiceNow applications:
  • IT Business Management (Project, Portfolio, Demand, Agile Dev, Test Mgt)
  • ITOM (Orchestration, Discovery, Service Mapping)
  • GRC (Policy & Compliance, Risk
  • ServiceNow certification
  • Experience integrating GRC platforms with other security tools
  • Experience with security and risk frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001, ISO 31000, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-30, and/or PCI))
  • Management consulting experience.
  • Agile software delivery methodology experience
  • Experience with MetricStream, OpenPages, or RSAM is also relevant but not required

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at


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Your background and know-how 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Work experience including Consulting Experience
  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects solving complex IRM challenges.
  • Architect and implement innovative data-driven IRM solutions that leverage automation and integration to make clients more effective and efficient at reducing risk.
  • Transform IT risk management, governance, and compliance programs based on clients’ business structures, strategies, and priorities.
  • Collaborate and lead meetings with executive stakeholders, including C-suite, IT operations, system architects, security professionals, and business leads.
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Communicate IRM technology capabilities into business terms for executive stakeholders.
  • Assist the IRM leadership with researching and working without innovation lab team to design new and improved IRM solutions.
  • Assist the IRM team with data architecture models and capabilities to support data-driven solutions for clients.
  • Work side by side with vendor strategists, product development & architect teams to understand and integrate Accenture intellectual property where appropriate
  • Work with IRM process experts to design and implement advanced IRM solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Office product suite
  • MBA;
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA preferred.              

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement     

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by applicable law.                                                          

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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