Job Description

Accenture Strategy and Consulting: Your Unique Place in our Global Collective

Being part of Accenture Strategy and 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 combine deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models to shape our clients’ future. Our teams:
 

  • Drive end-to-end transformation - Combine analytics-based insights with expertise and experience to connect the end-to-end capabilities needed to drive change.

  • Lead epic disruption - Co-create and iterate with colleagues and clients in our Innovation Centres, Labs and Design Studios to reimagine and reshape industries and markets.

  • Partner with the biggest clients - Gain unrivalled exposure working with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 across 40+ industries in 120+ countries.

If you love solving challenges and not just studying them, then Accenture Strategy & Consulting is the right place for you. As part of our global team, you’ll work with cutting-edge technologies and a diverse mix of world-class experts to develop your ideas into provocative insights and deliver transformative solutions. But becoming a market-relevant, multi-disciplined and tech-savvy advisor doesn’t happen by chance – we invest in training and development in a big way – and paired with the opportunity to develop relevant skills on the job, you’ll have the support to create an impactful career unique to you.

  • believe we is greater than me and that diverse perspectives lead to the best solutions. We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Joining Accenture Consulting means you will learn, innovate, and lead, and together we will improve the way the world works and lives.

The Financial Services Team

Accenture Financial Services shapes the future of our clients in highly challenging times, with Covid-19 disruption, regulatory scrutiny, margin pressure and the burden of legacy operating models and technology. At the same time, stakeholders of all types expect new value to be delivered. A ‘decade of action’ lies ahead with the leaders accelerating towards a model which is purpose-driven, operationally innovative and value-generating.

As a leading partner in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets sectors, we shape our clients’ futures to become organisations that deliver financial services for good, in support of the Irish economy and local communities. In joining our team you’ll be part of shaping and delivering the C-Suite agenda on digital transformation, disruptive data and technologies like AI, Cloud and Security, intelligent operations, sustainability and more – creating value for businesses and society in the process.

Whether we're helping modernise core financial services operations, turning a mobile experience into a social one, or reinventing payment and credit models, our consulting services empower clients with data-driven insights and the right tools to adopt a mindset fit for today's—and tomorrow’s—digital and sustainable landscape.

You Are

You’re a driven, high performer, looking to work in a dynamic environment where you can continue to learn and grow. You’ll be supported by world-class colleagues, who you’ll work collaboratively with to solve some of our client’s biggest challenges. You have an interest or previous experience in financial services, preferably in professional services, and like the sound of being the architect of solutions that are truly transformative. You are both analytical and creative and can communicate complex ideas elegantly and in a way that resonates with our clients. You’re also a master co-ordinator and problem-solver who can steer the delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder change initiatives to get things done.

Skills include:

  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills – ability to combine relevant information to form strategic insights and design creative and workable solutions

  • Confident and empathetic communicator, both written and verbal

  • Able to structure complex ideas and articulate them logically and creatively in a simple, compelling and visual way (strong PowerPoint skills a plus)

  • Strong project management skills with proven track record of driving large-scale, complex transformation programmes

  • Excels in highly collaborative environments with experience working across diverse teams and geographies to solve complex, often ambiguous client challenges

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience developing and managing relationships with colleagues, teams and senior executives

  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb and process information, and work creatively in a problem-solving environment

  • Extremely strong collaboration, planning, influencing, prioritisation and time management skills, with the ability to mobilise the right people and teams to execute

  • An appreciation of how technology and digital can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems; comfort operating at the intersection of business and technology

The Work:

  • Delivering transformation & large-scale complex change programmes– from concept through requirement definition, designing and testing solutions and deployment out to customers

  • Leading a team or part of a team, working to agile or other recognised delivery methods

  • Become a trusted advisor to financial services clients looking to solve critical business and technology problems – bring innovation, thought leadership and new propositions that can transform their organisations

  • Help develop and define client’s business and technology strategy and lead the implementation of world-class solutions

  • Research the latest industry and global market trends to offer inspiring points of view

  • Identify and shape propositions for our clients, teaming with our global Accenture network and FinTech / ecosystem partners to deliver the best capabilities

  • Develop and coach our people and grow the capabilities of our teams



Qualifications

Here’s What You Need:

  • An excellent University Bachelor’s or advanced degree or equivalent experience

  • Business and/or technology transformation delivery experience either in a client-facing capacity (consulting firm or other professional services) or an in-house strategy, change or project delivery function

  • Financial services experience in the Irish market welcomed but not essential – other industry experience will also be considered

  • Natural leadership with ability to establish trust-based relationships, mentor colleagues and build collaborative, diverse and effective teams

  • A track-record as a high performer in previous roles, with recognition from clients and colleagues for consistently delivering high-quality outputs in short timeframes

  • Drive, curiosity and ambition to undertake new challenges and continuously learn and grow

Set Yourself Apart:

  • You have relevant industry experience within banking, capital markets / asset management or insurance

  • You have experience in one or more of the following banking areas –consumer banking, commercial banking, core banking processes and technologies, private equity, wealth tech, investment management, mortgages, credit, payments, cards, fintech / neobanks

  • You have experience in one or more of the following areas within General or Life & Pensions – including underwriting, claims management or product/proposition development

  • You have experience in the following capabilities – M&A or post-merger integration, business transformation, sustainable finance, risk and financial regulatory compliance, customer experience and proposition design, emerging enterprise technologies, big data, applied intelligence

  • You have solution architecture experience, assessing, building and integrating system

  • You have data analytic skills, manipulating, interpreting and translating complex data sets

  • You’ve got an advanced degree, MBA or financial industry certification

  • You’ve got experience with agile ways of working or methodologies (e.g. Scrum or SAFe)

  • You have experience analysing and investigating business and technical processes  

  • You understand digital and emerging technology trends (Big Data, API, AΙ, Microservices, Blockchain, Cloud etc) and their impact on both overall enterprise architecture and operating model

  • You’ve got sales origination experience

Does this appeal to you? If so, we wish to hear from you.  

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 

 

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. 

 

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at 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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