Job Description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.
 
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets.  They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.
 
Working closely with our clients, Consulting professionals design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance. They develop specialized expertise—strategic, industry, functional, technical—in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for career growth. While the specific type of consulting work they do can vary, it generally aligns to management consulting, systems integration consulting or technology consulting.  Typically, Consultants work at client sites, which often require travel.
 
Your Role
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.
 
Finance & Risk Operating Model professionals design the vision and strategy for Finance organizations considering governance, organization design, location, interaction model and enabling technology. Oftentimes, this target state design includes the use of shared services, centers of excellence and outsourcing. This professional has experience both developing the operating model target state as well implementing shared services and/or centers of excellence for Finance in Financial Services. The Finance & Risk Operating Model Senior Manager understands the current issues facing the finance organizations of financial services companies including cost to serve pressures. Has experience with leading practice operating model design and implementation including shared service models.  
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 level (C-suite, SVP, VP, etc.) clients 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 to deliver against assignments
  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility
  • Manages large-to-medium sized teams of diverse backgrounds, skill sets and technical/functional knowledge and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture
Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Understands how the use of shared services, centers of excellence, and outsourcing can enable a high performing finance function and can support a client through that journey.
  • Apply leading practice of shared services and centers of excellence design across core Finance areas
  • Ability to pull together target state operating model options, assess and gap against the current state, develop recommendations, roadmap and business case.
  • Ability to facilitate senior level clients through evaluation of options and selection of a target operating model and roadmap through workshops
  • Develop business cases and track the value from recommendations implemented
  • Encourage creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition
  • Manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, manage account receivables, define deliverable content, ensure buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client
  • Develop and maintain contact with C-level clients, be a trusted advisor to senior executives and/or management on their business needs and issues, and organize and leads proposal pursuit teams,
  • Identify and support business development initiatives; participate in and lead all aspects of the proposal development process
  • Develop thought capital and disseminate information around current and emerging trends
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.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 6 years of prior Management Consulting experience. Experience must include:
    • Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development
    • Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and supporting organization structures, including Shared Services or Business Process Outsourcing, and process best practices
  • Minimum 8 years of experience across the Finance function 
  • Experience leading a project team of least 3 resources
  • Bachelor's Degree. 
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA, CA, or M.B.A.
  • Proven track record of sales and successful engagement delivery within the Financial Services industry  
  • Financial Services industry experience strongly preferred
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 business value propositions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage dynamic consulting projects and strong project management skills (e.g., defining scope, setting project timelines and milestones, driving deliverables, identifying risks, and managing issues)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions and deliver high impact change initiatives
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership skills
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and structured decision-making
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/assignments/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated delivery and change management experience
  • Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))
  • Highly motivated and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and demanding team-oriented environment (both with clients and within the organization)
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial-minded
  • Desire to lead and motivate teams in dynamic and challenging work environments
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Strong desire to work in management consulting industry and deep interest in the financial services industry
  
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.
 
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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