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FS - F&A Principal Director SE

Job Location: NC - Charlotte

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00495395


- Job description

We are seeking an accomplished leader and subject matter expert with significant Financial Services and/or Management Consulting experience to support the continued growth of our Finance & Accounting practice. As a Principal Director, the incumbent will be required to support project shaping and business development activities, project deliverables and lead delivery teams within a client environment. Candidates are expected to have had proven experience working in a delivery or change environment and have an appreciation of the challenges to deliver Finance Transformation projects for Financial Services institutions.
 A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities: Requires proactive identification, definition and solving of complex problems that have impact on the direction of the business or work effort, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of Accenture
Requires development and execution of strategy to achieve key business objectives in area of responsibility
Interaction is with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, involving negotiation or influencing on critical matters.
Wide latitude in decision-making and determination of objectives and approaches to critical assignments
Decisions have a major and lasting impact on areas outside of own responsibility. Manages large complex teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
Key Responsibilities for the Principal Director include, but are not limited to:
  • Architect and deliver consulting solutions and services and provide sales support within a clearly defined area of industry expertise that is supported by the business
  • Add credibility to Accenture's reputation during the sales process and deep expertise through delivery phase
  • Create thought leadership and present Accenture points of view at external conferences regularly
  • Contribute to the execution of the practice’s growth plan; support the go-to-market strategy, offering prioritization, design and planning
  • Develop trusted relationships with internal and external clients, and have an eye for qualifying potential opportunities and/or negotiating complex deals
  • Participate in and bring capability expertise to the client account planning process
  • Lead small-to-large client delivery engagement teams, design new business processes, conduct user review sessions, and run stakeholder agreement meetings
  • Formally act as a mentor or coach to junior people to help grow the next generation of experts
  • Lead other practice-building activities (e.g. professional communities; teaching) in area of expertise
  • Understand and translate customer needs into implementable business solutions to enable long-term success and business integration
It is our intention for our people to live where they work and work where they live. However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree. An Advanced Degree and/or M.B.A., is highly desirable
  • Minimum 15 years of experience within the Financial Services industry, spanning Capital Markets, Banking and/or Insurance, with specific expertise in Finance Transformation and Finance & Accounting, including: Digital Finance, Enterprise Performance Management, Core Finance, Planning and Operating Model
  • Demonstrated client and other stakeholder management skills §,Demonstrated track record of creativity and innovation
  • Prior experience within a top management consulting firm focused on the Financial Services industry, including: demonstrated understanding of project management, project economics and client relationship management is highly desirable
  • Experience publishing research and/or presenting ideas at industry conferences and seminars preferred
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership skills, including a proven ability to build, manage, and foster a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate senior client meetings and drive conversations at the executive level, including the ability to convey technology and business value propositions
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with clients individually and as a member of an engagement team
  • Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions and deliver high impact change initiatives
  • Ability to articulate and clearly communicate the solution scope, timeline and benefits with clients
  • Ability to communicate tough messages in a professional manner to clients and recommend innovative solutions
  • Experience eliciting high-level business requirements and creating detailed functional specs as well as other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all relevant parties, particularly at the senior management level
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail while managing competing priorities and tight time pressures
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Demonstrated delivery and change management experience
  • High competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))
  • Desire to lead and motivate teams in dynamic and challenging work environments
  • Results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial-minded
 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 an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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