Technology Consultant – Capital Markets

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Role: Technology Consultant – Capital Markets

Location: London

Mobility: Up to 100%

Career Level: Consultant

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 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’s Capital Markets practice sits within the Financial Services industry segment, working with leading global firms in the industry.  Technology innovation, market disruption, data-led transformation and enterprise modernization are trends that are having a significant impact on the business and operational models of our clients.  Accenture’s unique position, at the intersection of business and technology, means that more and more industry participants are turning to us for help with their most important business and technology investments.

The scale of our capabilities and client engagements, and the way we collaborate with the ecosystem, operate, and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to grow and advance.

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here. Based on your experience and area of interest, you may work on projects in key areas such as:

  • Journey to the Cloud
  • Data Architecture, Transformation & Analytics
  • Automation, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Platform Modernisation
  • Digital Assets & Decentralised Ledgers
  • Digital Transformation Enablement
  • Wealth Technology
  • Technology Strategy, FinTech & Innovation

You will collaborate with colleagues from across Accenture in Technology, Operations and other parts of our Financial Services business to bring industry leading solutions to the largest banks and capital markets industry organisations globally.

As a Capital Markets Strategy & Consulting Consultant, you will:

  • Deliver successful consulting engagements addressing our clients’ business challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value
  • Solve complex, ambiguous business, change and technology problems, bringing structure and rigorous analysis and planning, acting, and taking decisions with little management oversight
  • Drive a meticulous and structured approach to solving business problems through technology solutions
  • Build trusted relationships with client and Accenture teams in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Provide guidance and advisory services to our clients and leaders on implementing the latest technology solutions in line with industry best practice
  • Drive, enable and support business development and sales, partnering with our leaders, clients, and consultants across our practices to take the best of our firm to our clients
  • Support leadership to run Accenture’s business (including cost management, contract management) with discipline, rigor, and integrity
  • Take accountability for developing offerings within the Capital Markets practice. Play a key role in driving the growth agenda for clients — identifying emerging trends in customers and the market
  • Lead the creation of well-articulated thought leadership assets that present innovative and action-oriented information, insight, knowledge, guidance, and recommendations on a specific market-relevant strategy topic and support Accenture to have improved market presence in external forums
  • Prioritise diversity & inclusion across teams and champion change that brings added value to the business.

We are looking for the following skills & experience:

  • Consulting experience at a recognized consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting/business development role (e.g., Group Strategy, Group Corporate Development) in the Financial Services industry or industry experience working in Technology roles within Financial Services companies
  • Excellent knowledge of foundational technology concepts and processes (e.g. Cloud, data, architecture etc.)
  • A good understanding of the Capital Markets industry, across a range of client segments, offerings, and businesses
  • Knowledge and a personal viewpoint on key technology trends in Capital Markets & Financial Services
  • Excellent consulting and problem-solving skills.  Familiarity with recognized consulting frameworks and techniques; experience of research, quantitative analysis, structured problem solving and executive communication techniques
  • Technology delivery experience; having a solid understanding of project lifecycles and phases of delivery across Agile & Waterfall methodologies
  • Knowledge of project management and/or business analysis techniques for requirements gathering within technology implementation activities in a Financial Services / Capital Markets setting
  • A deep understanding of how technology can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems; comfort operating at the intersection of business and technology
  • Intellectual capacity and ability to think in new, innovative ways to understand complex issues and develop creative solutions, especially in uncertain / ambiguous circumstances
  • Proven presentation skills, personal impact, and charisma to lead meetings, presentations and workshops supported by first class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical, and impactful manner

Set yourself apart:

  • Proven success in co-creating in a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and dynamic thinker and great problem-solving skills
  • Technology Consulting Experience – with relevant certifications in your specific area of expertise (e.g. Cloud Practitioner, Architecture, Data, Testing, etc.)
  • Strong academic background, to Bachelor’s degree level or higher, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in Capital Markets, Investment Banking industry, including an understanding of Front, Middle and Back office processes and a high level understanding of the trade lifecycle

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 31/12/2021

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

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