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Job Role: Banking & Capital Markets Strategy Consultant/Manager

Location: London

Mobility: Up to 100%

Salary : £53,000 - £90,000

Career Level: Consultant / Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture Strategy shapes our clients’ future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. In joining Accenture Strategy you will drive the CEO agenda on issues related to digital disruption, competitive agility, global operating models, and workforce of the future to identify new sources of value.

You will challenge the status quo and develop innovative strategies that harness your full understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models, and you will use data, analytics and human-centric design to co-create technology-enabled, disruptive strategies that win competitive advantage, unlock value and drive profitable growth for clients.

No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career. Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow.

Accenture Strategy’s UK Banking and Capital Markets business shapes the future for banks, asset & wealth managers and exchanges. The outlook for these sectors is certainly challenging with Covid-19 disruption, regulatory scrutiny, margin pressure and the burden of legacy operating models and technology. At the same time, stakeholders of all types expect new value to be delivered – value linked to sustainability and responsibility. A ‘decade of action’ lies ahead with the leaders accelerating towards a model which is purpose-driven, operationally innovative and value-generating.

You can expect to be involved in a range of projects helping clients with Business and Operating Model change, Corporate Strategy, M&A, innovation, growth and much more. We are seeking motivated Consultants and Managers to support the growth of our practice.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture thatthrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunitiesthat candrive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you.As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

In our team you will learn to:

  • Use your judgement to solve complex, ambiguous client business problems, bringing structure and rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques; acting and taking decisions with little management oversight.
  • Lead definition of strategic direction, using rigorous analysis to address our clients’ business challenges and deliver lasting and distinctive outcomes and value.
  • Develop knowledge of prevailing trends, financials and operating drivers across Banking and Capital Markets, identifying industry specific operating metrics and linking them to relevant financial metrics to identify the key value drivers for a client.
  • Make, build and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite by remaining highly attuned to client needs and styles. Present key findings to C-suite clients.
  • Develop and lead high performing multidisciplinary Strategy teams, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and recruitment activities.
  • Run Accenture’s business (including cost management, contract management) with discipline, rigor and integrity, contributing towards evolution of Accenture’s Growth Strategy, securing key milestones and developing next scale plays and initiatives.
  • Contribute to business development activities including opportunity identification/qualification and proposal development/presentation.
  • Support practice/ community building efforts such as developing offerings, assets, capabilities, and relevant thought leadership.
  • Engage with the wider strategy community in UKI to foster collaboration and support growth and development of the business

In this role you will:

  • Lead successful strategy engagements addressing our clients’ business challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:
    • Corporate and Business Strategy
      • Helping our clients with “Go to market” strategy design, including portfolios and product offerings assessment, divestments decisions, offerings expansion, booking model design and implementation
    • Operating Model Strategy and Transformation
      • Helping our clients to establish new mindsets and structures that drive long term value aligned to their strategic direction
    • Innovation and Growth
      • Solving for profitability and enterprise value by helping our clients to reimagine value chains and offerings
  • Understand client issues and structure the problem in order to develop hypotheses around possible solutions; understand company’s key strategic/operational issues (market definition, industry trends, client issues).
  • Structure and create business/market assessments and identify appropriate tools to be used and analyses to be done.
  • Develop and utilize industry knowledge to be able to make implementation-oriented recommendations.
  • Develop business cases to identify, measure and realise enterprise value.
  • Contribute to developing the Accenture Strategy banking and capital markets practice and building Accenture’s banking offerings, assets, capabilities, and thought leadership

We are looking for experience in the following:

  • E xperience at a top tier or boutique consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting / business development role (e.g. Group Strategy, Group Corporate Development), with a particular focus on:
    • Corporate and business strategy definition
    • Business model assessment, design and implementation
    • Operating model assessment, design and implementation
  • Familiarity with recognized Strategy frameworks and techniques .
  • Experience of research, quantitative analysis, structured problem solving and executive communication techniques .
  • Experience of building relationships at all levels in an organization, including with Executives/Senior Executives
  • A good, broad understanding of how Banks and Capital Markets clients operate including products, players, value chains business models, operating models, industry trends and challenges and regulatory frameworks .
  • A robust understanding of financial statements, the drivers of bank ROE, profit and shareholder returns .
  • Experience leading diverse teams in complex strategy and consulting engagements, delivering high-quality output in short timeframes .
  • Strong programme management experience .

Academic Requirements:

  • An excellent University Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • MBA or postgraduate degree preferable but not mandatory.

Set yourself apart:

  • A drive for personal development and curiosity to learn new concepts and skills .
  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information, and work creatively in a problem-solving environment .
  • Comfort with the quantitative skills required to develop financial/operational models and supervise data analysis .
  • An appreciation of how technology and digital can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems; comfort operating at the intersection of business and technology .
  • Experience working with relevant FinTech providers
  • Natural leadership and the ability to quickly build effective teams, establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication .
  • Experience with staff development and ability to mentor junior practitioners .
  • Proven presentation skills, personal impact and charisma to lead meetings, presentations and workshops.
  • Confidence to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner with groups ranging from board rooms to business unit leads, and to constructively challenge team members and leadership to ensure the right client outcomes and value is delivered .
  • First class written and verbal communication skills .
  • Some exposure and/or involvement in sales origination, coupled with an entrepreneurial mind-set .
  • Some involvement with the commercial management of consulting engagements .

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a highly competitive salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications: 31/08/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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