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Finance & Risk-Fraud & Financial Crimes Manager (MW)

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00513264


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Finance & Risk – Fraud & Financial Crimes Manager 


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Your Role
Banks, capital markets and insurance firms face extraordinary challenges related to profitability, complexity and new regulations in an uncertain economic environment, an environment we refer to as one of "permanent volatility."
The Finance & Risk (F&R) practice can help financial services firms focus upon the three key challenges of increasing profitability, reducing complexity and managing regulations.  Accenture draws on its end-to-end transformation capabilities, as well as core strengths in management consulting, technology, analytics and outsourcing to help firms address complexity, volatility while creating sustainable competitive advantage.
We are seeking to further strengthen our F&R practice as we are continuing to see a high demand from our clients in an evolving industry landscape.  Core to this is the area of Fraud & Financial Crimes (F&FC) Management, which continues to become a critical focus, from both a regulatory and reputational perspective.  We are seeking a Fraud & Financial Crimes Manager who brings deep financial fraud, AML and BSA expertise.  The incumbent will have a natural interest and experience in the prevention and detection of fraud and financial crime and the impacts the evolving landscape has on our client’s business, processes and systems.  The F&FC Manager will also have excellent knowledge of how banks and Insurers operate their Risk Management, F&FC and Finance functions, and the current challenges they face.  Candidates should also be credible in working on client change projects and have leadership and stakeholder engagement skills that can be used immediately on client-facing work.
For additional information about our Finance & Risk practice, please visit:
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
  • Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals
  • Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach
  • Has some latitude in decision-making
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Decisions have a major day-to-day impact on area of responsibility
  • Manages large-to-medium sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture
Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Support and/or lead project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of client engagements
  • Design, implement, and deploy solutions to achieve defined business goals
  • Perform model management reviews to continuously reassess model suitability against emerging BSA/AML Risks
  • Assist with the management of fraud models related to transaction surveillance, customer risk rating, and OFAC fuzzy logic filtering
  • Create and execute upon a project plan to complete the necessary validation and tuning procedures
  • Advise clients on a wide range of F&FC solutions; develop and manage relationships as a trusted advisor to senior executives, with an eye towards qualifying potential opportunities
  • Develop products, tools and other capabilities that enables our consulting teams and clients to drive value through innovative, streamlined and standardized tools and solutions
  • Integrate decision science and analytical thinking, past experiences and methodologies, market analysis and company goals to drive client solutions
  • Provide support to management in business development initiatives, including identifying opportunities, developing client proposals, and building strong relationships with Accenture clients
  • Develop thought capital and disseminate information around current and emerging trends
  • Support development of the F&FC practice by driving initiatives around market research, capability development, knowledge management, etc.
  • Maintain skills in F&FC
It is our intention for our people to 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
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with:
    • Delivering F&FC change projects within the Management Consulting industry, supporting Financial Services clients
    • AML Compliance, Transaction Monitoring, KYC/CDD and/or Fraud Management
    • Regulatory impacts and/or recent changes in the business environment affecting fraud and financial crime prevention and/or fraud management
    • Model management reviews and reassessing model suitability against emerging fraud risks
    • Convergence analysis of Fraud, Financial Crime, Cyber Fraud, and Risk Management with the thought leadership skills to develop cutting edge fraud management capabilities
    • Key processes, operating models, systems, data and analytics and how these are employed in F&FC prevention and detection
    • Defining scope, setting project timelines and milestones, driving deliverables, identifying risks, and managing issues
  • Prior experience assisting with the management of Fraud operating models related to transaction surveillance, customer risk rating, and OFAC fuzzy logic filtering
  • FinCrime solutions and systems configuration, including: segmentation, thresholds, rules and scenarios tuning
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with:
    • Managing cross-functional teams, including proficiency in project management, resource management, and delivering presentations / reviews
    • Leading key requirement workshops with clients, document and understand requirements
    • Leading a project and project team of least 4 resources
  • Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a quantitative discipline such as: Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Economics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance.  An Advanced Degree in one or more of these quantitative disciplines is highly desirable
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate senior client meetings and drive conversations at the executive level, including the ability to convey emerging trends, recommendations, and business value propositions
  • Demonstrated track record of delivery as part of a project team, including the ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations, and produce project deliverables
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership skills; desire to lead and motivate teams in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Strong analytics, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/assignments/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions, and deliver high impact change initiatives
  • Demonstrated change management experience
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving and demanding environment
  • Results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial-minded
  • Strong desire to work in management consulting industry and deep interest in the financial services industry
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment 
  •  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.
  • Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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