Accenture Fincance & Risk- Operating Model Management Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

Title: Fincance & Risk- Operating Model Management Consultant Location: USA-Midwest Job Number: 00513930

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com at http://www.accenture.com/ .

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 in the Financial Services industry 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.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems

  • Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals

  • Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems

  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor

  • May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance

  • Decisions often impact the team in why they reside

  • Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Support project teams engaged in the delivery of a wide range of Operating Model initiatives

  • Provide support to management in business development initiatives, including developing client proposals and building strong relationships with Accenture clients

  • Support development of the Finance & Accounting practice by driving initiatives around market research, Accenture Points-of-View, capability development, thought capital, knowledge management, etc.

  • Maintain an understanding of advancements in regulations, technology and innovations which are happening across Finance & Accounting, and, more specifically, Operating Model, and the broader financial services marketplace.

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.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of prior Management Consulting experience focused on the Financial Services industry required. Experience must include:

  • Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and supporting organization structures, and process best practices

  • Solid project management experience including: defining scope, setting project timelines and milestone, driving deliverables, identifying risks, managing issues, and client relationship management

  • Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))

  • Bachelor's Degree.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA, CA, or M.B.A.  

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with clients individually and as a member of an engagement team

  • 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

  • Strong desire to work in the management consulting industry and deep interest in financial services

 

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.

Job: Management Consulting