Job Description

Job Role: Control Optimisation Senior Manager  

Location: London 

Career Level: CL5-6 

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. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too. 

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

 As a team:  

As the world around us changes, so does risk and how firms manage it. New digital technologies, increased expectations of firms from regulators and wider stakeholders as well as pressures from investors to reduce cost are leading firms to explore better ways to manage risk and control. 

This is where Accenture Risk Consulting comes in, as the world evolves, we are at the forefront of this using cutting edge technologies and advising clients on all aspects of risk everything from fraud and financial crime risk through to climate risk. 

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.  

In our team you will learn:

•How to deliver innovative solutions to tight timelines working as part of a team in a project delivery capacity

•How to build and develop your own brand and career working in the Accenture Risk team

•How to deepen your client and colleague relationships to deliver value 

In this role you will:

•Advise clients on simplifying, optimising and redesigning their control library by utilising skills and experience across policy, process, technology, data, and analytics

•Work with the latest technologies to solve problems related to control optimsation

•Use “control by design” approach to help client re-think their control infrastructure

•Understand and solve complex business problems and present back solutions to stakeholders

•Be agile and agnostic to solutions as you work with different client circumstances and as controls ecosystem evolves at an ever-increasing pace

•Work alongside our global clients, with opportunities to travel

•Write point of views on industry trends

•Lead and support development of sales proposals and offerings

•Contribute control knowledge to a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders

•Contribute to the Risk practice community and build a network across Accenture and clients

•Coach our teams and develop their skills and knowledge

•Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

•Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

•Experience working in Controls management of NFR in industry 

•Experience working within a NFR in advisory, technology, analytics, or operational capacity (as a consultant or in a financial services, government, regulatory, or commercial organisation).

•Experience using “control be design” or other methods to reduce, optimise and re-think the management of risk

•Understanding of how data and analytics can be used to prevent, detect, and manage NFR

•Experience in conducting risk assessments 

•Good working knowledge of UK or global regulation, legislation, and industry guidance 

•Good understanding of the control framework and best practices for NFR risk management 

•Project delivery experience either as lead or part of project delivery team

•Strong MS office skills specifically in PowerPoint and Excel

•The ability to present complex problems and solutions to senior stakeholders

•The ability to work effectively within a team setting to tight and agile deadlines

•Commercial awareness to support commercial engagements and spot market opportunities

•Able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including the ability to work across both technology and business stakeholders

•Ability to be involved in the financial management of clients

•Ability to be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

•Demonstrate examples of contributing to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

•Experience in developing strategies to solve complex technical challenges

Set yourself apart:

•Experience in writing points of view or presenting on Control management or NFR trends or technologies

•Experience delivering Risk and Regulation projects, either leading work-streams or functional areas and supporting larger delivery projects 

•Knowledge of latest industry trends and developments and how they might impact risk 

•Experience in writing points of view or presenting on risk management trends 

•Experience working using Agile delivery methodology

•Experience using data and analytics to support optimsation of the control framework 

•Experience either delivering, presenting, or using analytics outputs to help inform policy or action against NFR

•Experience with assessing appropriateness and effectiveness of controls and designing / implementing risk-based enhancements 

•It is likely that your work will be part of wider transformational programmes and hence exposure to other competencies and skills is important (Technology, Operations etc) is desirable

•Developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you;

•Demonstrating strong understanding in your specialist field of the issues facing our clients and the successful solutions they might deploy in the area of regulatory reform;

•The ability to stay abreast of regulatory developments driving the industry and key issues affecting regulated firms so as to anticipate and understand the impact of such developments on clients;

•Understanding of cloud technologies, such as AWS, GCP and Azure or coding languages and Big Data technologies such as Python, R, Spark, and Hive. 

•You will work as a senior member of our team and be expected to take a significant role to support large programmes or lead smaller projects (team sizes will vary depending on client/ project).

 What’s in it for you

 At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!  

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. 

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Closing Date for Applications 30/09/2021 

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

    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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