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
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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.
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Helps define the strategic direction in partnership with senior leaders when establishing near-term goals and effectively cascades and integrates with their teams
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 high degree of 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 and/or across client project team
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:
Lead project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of Digital Finance initiatives aligning finance with business strategy in support of the broader organization's future vision
Develop Digital Finance strategies by assessing a client's business challenges/needs/gaps, diagnosing the root problems and recommending an innovative approach leveraging Accenture assets
Create strategies and blueprints that define the overall finance operating model and end-to-end finance processes (e.g., Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report) while harnessing the power of robotic process automation, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence to accelerate performance
Lead the blueprinting and functional design of end-to-end Cloud ERP and Enterprise Value business solutions for our clients to transform their Finance function
Develop a finance application roadmap and strategy that helps companies implement technologies to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, compliance, and to capture new revenue opportunities (e.g., FinTech applications, blockchain technology, virtual & augmented reality)
Refine and optimize the CFO's ability to organize and analyze financial, operational and external information to create substantial shareholder value
Manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, define deliverable content, and ensure buy-in from senior leadership at client
Collaborate across the global CFO & EV practice to share lessons learned and best practices
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
Encourage innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career goals to fruition
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
Maintain an understanding of advancements in technology and innovations which are happening across digital, analytics, the CFO ecosystem, and broader marketplace
+ Basic qualifications
Minimum of 8 years of combined finance and strategic consulting experience.
Experience must include:
Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development
Designing finance, accounting, planning, forecasting, reporting solutions
Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and
supporting organization structures, and process best practices
Minimum 8 years of working knowledge and expertise in analytics, forecasting, and Finance technologies (process, planning analytics, core Financial)
Experience leading a project and leading a project team of at least 10+ resources
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with clients, document requirements, and articulate the value proposition and business case for digital finance solutions
Demonstrated ability to lead key requirement workshops with clients
Bachelor's Degree. Advanced Degree is desirable
ERP technology understanding (SAP / Oracle / Workday)
Experience with other Finance technologies such as Anaplan, Cognos, Hyperion, OBIEE, Tableau, Fusion, etc. desirable
Professional Skill Requirements:
Ability to travel up to 75% (typically Monday - Thursday at client site)
Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with senior level (C suite) clients individually and as a member of an engagement team
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Demonstrated ability to manage dynamic consulting projects with heavy client engagement
Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions and deliver high impact change initiatives
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
Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))
Highly motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and complex problem-solving environment (both with clients and within the organization)
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.
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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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