Job Description

The Accenture Cloud Platform (ACP) is a cloud broker and orchestration engine that enables the consumption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service resources (compute, storage, network) from multiple providers. Beyond basic resource provisioning, the platform also enables the construction of higher-order services that consist of collections of VMs, networks, and storage that work as deployable units for multiple tenants. Examples include Testing tools as a Service (TaaS), Hadoop-based Big Data Platform, and Cloud-Foundry-based aPaaS. 

The ACP Financial Operations Lead is responsible aligning the ACP strategy with ACP operations through the execution of various programs/projects that promote growth and operational efficiency. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all operational activity for ACP.
  • Ensure ACP mission, vision, and strategic imperatives are developed and properly deployed
  • Implement and maintain an ACP operating model aligned with ACP strategic direction.
 
  • Define and analyze ACP program metrics based on organization plans. Design management reports / dashboards that surface operational inefficiencies and gaps, taking action as needed to remediate/resolve issues.
  • Shape underdeveloped strategies into executable programs. Lead and provide direction to internal initiative teams in shaping and executing program strategies.
  • Liaison with ACP operational counterparts as needed (e.g., HR, Finance, Cap Devt, Marketing, Legal) to carry out large/complex strategic and improvement programs.
  • Define ACP business cases and monitor execution against all objectives and value realization targets
  • Identify risks/barriers to growth and work across organizational entities as needed to address/resolve them; articulate recommendations and resolutions directly or formulate appropriate leadership response. Identify inefficiencies and launch improvements to processes and procedures.
  • Oversee ACP budget and productivity forecasts (M&O, BD, MD&I, Chargeability). Monitor actuals against plan and take corrective action as needed.
  • Function as proxy for ACP leadership as required.
Relationships: 

Reports to: ACP Business Operations Lead 
Supervises: ACP Financial Operations team 
External: No specific; occasional ad hoc communications as needed 


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Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience
  • 8 years of experience of program and budget management
Preferred Skills: 
  • Proven track record and experience managing large programs / initiatives
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise of program and budget management
  • Expertise navigating Accenture operating model
  • Deep understanding of organization business processes and policies
  • Experienced in financial management, budgeting, and basic financial reporting
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business planning, coordination, and execution.
  • Strong business process management and business case development skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Experience applying structured problem-solving methods to detect, define, analyze and resolve gaps and ideal performance.
  • Strong program management skills
  • Expertise in the area the program covers is desired (i.e., specific technology) 
Professional Skill Requirements: 
  • Strong people development, communications and team building skills
  • Exceptional business acumen
  • Leadership and strategic thinking skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed, international environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian 
Additional Requirements: 
  • Must be willing and able to work outside of normal business hours when required
  • Must be willing to travel when required
 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.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
 
 

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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