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Financial Services, Management Consulting Manager
 
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Are you looking to work for a company where you’re inspired, your talents are nurtured and cultivated, you can work on some of the most innovative projects around and with work with like-minded, driven people?
 
          
Financial Services
 
Financial Services 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 concentrate on helping CMOs, Customer Directors, Chief Digital Officers, Proposition Directors and Distribution Directors facing these challenges. These experts form our Customer Insight & Growth (CI&G) team.  
 
Customer Insight & Growth
 
Our purpose is to help Financial Services firms deliver compelling and innovative customer experiences, allow them to serve their customers better, gain insight from ‘big data’ and help them grow their business through innovative digital solutions - with an ambition to be the go-to organisation and dominant force in shaping the market. We provide specialised Management Consulting, industrial scale technology delivery and innovate operational services to the market place.
The CI&G community sits within our Financial Services Consulting Business, across Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management, Banking & Insurance. Projects within CI&G are diverse and generally relate to:
  • Customer experience
  • Customer service
  • Marketing transformation
  • Digital propositions
  • Distribution channels and customer
  • Digital analytics
Role Description
 
It’s important to understand what you might be doing on a day to day basis, and how this might differ from your current position, to make sure Accenture is the right place for you. You will spend most of your time working on client sites, delivering a project, with the expectation of extra-curricular responsibilities and practice building on the side. Projects vary dramatically in size and length, with a typical project lasting 6-9 months with an immediate team of 5-10 people.
 
You will be working on a wide range of projects, utilising tools and techniques to help our clients rotate to the new. This role will require creative thinking, excellent client communication skills and the ability to identify new innovative ways to apply our skills and services to solve a wider set of client problems. Some of your daily activities will include:
  • Working within project teams to support clients deliver their project objectives
  • Working with a team to define a business solution that may include defining business architecture, process design and delivery activities whilst driving the development of improved capabilities
  • Using design led thinking to enhance client customer experience
  • Executing core consulting and project management activities such as gap analysis, requirements gathering, functional specifications, risk/issue management, project planning etc.
  • Facilitating teams and supporting workshops / meetings across multiple phases of the project delivery lifecycle
  • Developing trusted relationships with clients, target clients and internal experts as part of project delivery, helping to establish working relationship within a team environment.
  • Helping to build an understanding of our clients’ business and challenges and participating in identifying solutions for their business needs
  • Managing medium sized teams whilst mentoring and encouraging professional growth of members of the team.

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Qualifications

Basic Skills & Qualifications
 
The most important thing for us is that you display the right attitude. We would like you to actively contribute to our community and clients as practitioners, who can think logically, solve problems and engage others. We want you to be driven to develop yourself and others, as well as having a ‘big picture’ understanding of the Financial Services Industry.  As well as the above, you should have expertise in one or more the following areas: 
  • Financial Services experience either within Banking, Insurance or Capital Markets
  • Previous experience at a leading management consulting firm or internal consulting.
  • Provide solutions to complex business problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Experience working through organizational change, developing and implementing creative solutions.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to provide clarity to complex issues and synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Insights on key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry.
  • An ability to inspire teams to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.
  • Experience understanding team strengths, and the ability to coach and develop others.
  • Be involved in setting strategic direction, expectations with clients and supervisors to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
  • Interact with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Comfortable with decision-making, determining objectives, fast paced projects and high-pressure settings.
  • Have the flexibility to of work independently as well as managing large teams.
  • Minimum 5 years of Project Management experience
  • 2:1 undergraduate degree, or equivalent
 
We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues. You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. You can expect:
  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.
  • Access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.
  • Competitive rewards linked to fast-paced progression.
  • Opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.
 
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 specialized 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. 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Please note that 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.
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 applicable by law.

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

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