Job Description

Management Consultant – Digital Finance Transformation

Being part of Accenture Consulting means becoming an expert at making the New Happen Now. To us, the New is all about the pivot that turns constant disruption to continuous reinvention. We are an innovation led company that works at the heart of our clients’ organisations so that no matter how complex the business challenge, we face the future with confidence.

We are seeking experienced Finance Innovators and problem solvers to join our growing Finance Transformation practice in Dublin. As part of this team, you will advise CFOs on their transition from traditional custodians of Finance to Digital ambassadors and strategic enablers.

The role of Finance within global organisations is rapidly changing, with the function becoming a future centric, innovative business partner, enabled by leveraging latest technologies in the form of automation and Artificial Intelligence. As a Consultant within our practice you will work at the leading edge of Finance Transformation to strategise and implement multi-disciplined, market-relevant projects to unlock value for our clients.

What You’ll be Doing

You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of industries with leading global organisations (Banking/Financial Services, Public Sector, Utilities, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Retail, Life Sciences, Industrial and Automotive), to design, implement and deliver projects such as:

Digital Finance Transformation

Transform the core finance function, from strategic vision through value realisation using a data-driven approach, into a more efficient and effective capability through the design and implementation of leading practice end-to-end process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people; enabled by cloud-based platform solutions, sustainable Finance methods, global business services and intelligent automation roadmaps.

Intelligent Platforms

Partner with organisations from vision to value, to become an intelligent enterprise by transforming the digital core that is enabled by major platform players e.g. SAP, Oracle, Workday, etc.

Enterprise Value

Achieve full transparency on all operating spend and explore how the money can be spent more wisely to add value and help drive growth, based on three key components: transparency, accountability and agility.

Enterprise Planning & Analysis

Develop integrated, cloud-enabled, planning and enterprise performance analysis capabilities that will enhance strategic insights and accelerate business decisions. Re-invent business partnering and decision support capabilities through adoption of new technologies and collaboration tools for scenario planning in a volatile world.

What we're looking for

You should have a strong finance background and have experience in the analysis, definition, design and deployment of optimised finance through the latest design thinking/agile methods. In addition, you will need to have strong experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Design and implementation of future Finance operating models

  • Design and implementation of optimised and digitised Finance processes for Finance - Process Strategy, Process Design, Process Monitoring (KPI Design / Reporting), Process Transformation (through systems) and Continuous Improvement for processes such as RTR, PTP, OTC, FP&A, Treasury and Tax

  • Delivering process optimisation and organisation design in a shared service environment

  • All the above in global context - can articulate value proposition of off-shore / near-shore; understands value proposition may differ by global/region/country or business unit perspectives.

  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainability experience across following areas: ESG Diagnostic and assessment, ESG Policy, Assurance/Control and KPI Design and ESG Data capture, Analytics and Reporting assessment 

  • Demonstrate practical design and delivery of latest Cloud ERP solutions (e.g. SAP S/4Hana, Oracle Cloud, etc.)

  • Practical knowledge of the latest technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Analytics) and the application of these in a Finance context

  • Enterprise cost reduction through methods such as Zero-Based Budgeting

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Qualifications

What other qualifications or skills do I need?

  • Excellent degree results

  • Professional Finance or Accounting Qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with 1st time passes desirable

  • 2 - 3 years experience, in Banking/Financial Services, Utilities, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Retail, Life Sciences, Industrial or Automotive

  • Previous experience in Management Consulting is desired

  • Previous experience using or implementing some of the latest Digital Finance and cloud technologies (SAPS/4Hana, Oracle Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud, Anaplan, RPA & AI applications, visualisation tools)

  • Previous experience designing or delivering large-scale transformation through ERP or shared service transitions

  • Experience in design thinking/agile project delivery methods

  • Strong problem-solving, statistical and analytical skills

  • Extremely strong collaboration, planning, influencing, prioritisation and time management skills

  • Proven project management capabilities

  • Practical experience supporting and/or facilitating design thinking workshops

  • Ability to meet travel requirements, when required

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 areas of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level 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 others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build your career.

A focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues enable fast-paced progression with competitive rewards.

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’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform by which to future-proof your career and the opportunity to grow as far as your ambition takes you.

What’s in it for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounted gym membership, emergency caring facilities, and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice!  Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

 

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.

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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