Job Description

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.

We are seeking experienced Finance Innovators and problem solvers to join our growing Finance Strategy 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.

As part of our wider Accenture Strategy team, you will 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 cutting edge targeted training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. 

Key features of the role

Strategy professionals apply strategy development, value creation and operating model architecture skills and - through influence and insight - partner with clients to make bold decisions on priority business issues. They provide a deep understanding of our clients’ industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends

As a Consultant in our CFO & Enterprise Value practice, you will play a central role in developing innovative business solutions in partnership with the CFO & other C-Suite leaders to transform finance and the wider organisation. Our Finance Strategy practice supports the CFO agenda in the follow 4 key areas: Finance Strategy and Enterprise Value Realisation, Finance Transformation, Enterprise Planning & Analytics and Platform transformation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work across industries to analyse, design and implement (Finance) transformation strategies

  • Apply existing finance functional expertise to shape relevant solutions for our clients at pace

  • Share leading practice industry insights with client executives to further develop the Accenture footprint and brand across our client organisations

  • Develop and promote the Finance Strategy practice through development of assets, recruitment of relevant skills and internal capability development and communications

What we're looking for:

The ideal candidate would have experience of working in a fast-paced leading finance environment as a Finance Professional or Consultant, with experience in finance strategy and business transformation. We are seeking a qualified finance professional who has some of the following experience:

  • Design of future Finance operating models

  • Development of value propositions for key finance transformation strategies and wider business transformation

  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainability experience, including reporting & KPI Design and ESG Data capture

  • Design of optimised and digitised Finance processes such as RTR, PTP, OTC, FP&A

  • Demonstrate practical understanding 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

We are also looking for more general strategy consulting skills, such as

  • Application of recognised strategy and structured problem-solving techniques

  • Proven track record of delivering high quality work with an attention to detail

  • Quantitative analysis and business case development,

  • Ability to perform robust research and superior stakeholder engagement

  • Relationship building with clients

  • First class written and verbal communication skills.

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Qualifications

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Professional Finance or Accounting Qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

  • Excellent degree results

  • Experience of working in key finance roles or supporting finance transformation

This role will help you set yourself apart, through:

  • Understanding the CFO agenda, helping leading CFOs drive transformational change

  • Work with some of Ireland and the World’s leading organisations

  • Experience at a leading global consulting firm

  • Experience of using digital technologies to solve clients’ complex business problems;

  • Confidence to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner to ensure the right client outcomes and value are delivered.

What’s in it for you

All of our strategy professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 20 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 2 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.

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at accessIErecruitment@accenture.com 

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 www.accenture.com

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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