Job Description

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 537,000 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 www.accenture.com.

In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

The North America Financial Services Solution Innovation team is looking for a highly experienced Senior Solution Architect to join its existing team of 10 dedicated Solution Architects. The role will focus on Banking Services, specifically Core Banking, Credit Services and Payments. Ideally the candidate will have some experience of other financial services, such as Insurance, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Trade Processing and/or Compliance.

As a Solution Architect, the candidate will focus primarily on:

  • Managing and developing solutions for complex business process outsourcing

  • Driving solutions aligned to the latest innovative business and technology advancements

  • Creating winnable and deliverable solutions

  • Creating and articulating compelling value propositions and stories to a client

  • Solutioning “in the new” by using leading operational and commercial levers to ensure total value is enabled at all layers of the deal construct.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Development and ownership of the complex, multitower solutions underpinning compelling proposals that maximize Accenture’s competitive position in the BPO space

  • Setting the direction of each bid including developing the solution strategy in close consultation with the Sales lead

  • Articulation of the solution in clear, concise language that the customer understands

  • Ensuring alignment of the solution to the customers buying criteria

  • Collaboration with other architects from Accenture’s BPO organization, including delivery, mobilization, technology etc., to plan and architect the overall delivery architecture and capabilities and produce a coherent solution

  • Relationship management with customers and partners at all levels of their organizations

  • Accountability for the costs associated with the proposed solution and the capture of these within a cost model

  • Leading the internal 'Solution and Delivery' approval processes

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working within Finance and Accounting and/or the Banking industry

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with solution planning and/or deal shaping

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in BPO, Operations and/or Consulting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Banking experience to include core banking, credit services and/or payment

  • Experience leading complex, multi-tower and high value solution development opportunities

  • Experience of banking services in the North America Market

  • Proven contribution to successful sales opportunities

  • Experience of developing innovative solutions using relevant transformative technologies such as RPA, AI and analytics

  • Experience of managing client relationships to develop long term business partnerships

  • Demonstrable ability to lead and motivate teams

  • Achievement of high standards of quality

  • Previous customer engagement and contract negotiation experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Willing to take ownership and be proactive in displaying a positive “can-do” attitude

  • Flexible working style with high degree of independence and hands-on approach

  • Well organized, disciplined and deadline focused

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to present to senior internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong leadership skills in a virtual team environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Calm and resilient in adverse circumstances



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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


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Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.


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.


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


For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.


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Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.


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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.


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


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


The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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. 

Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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