Non-Financial Risk Consultant

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Job Role: Non-Financial Risk Consultant

Location: London

Career Level: CL9

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:

As the world around us changes, so does risk and how firms manage it. New digital technologies, increased expectations of firms from regulators and wider stakeholders as well as pressures from investors to reduce cost are leading firms to explore better ways to manage risk and control.

This is where Accenture Risk Consulting comes in, as the world evolves, we are at the forefront of this using cutting edge technologies and advising clients on all aspects of risk everything from fraud and financial crime risk through to climate risk.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive 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:

  • How to deliver innovative solutions in tight timelines while working as part of a team in a project delivery capacity
  • How to build and develop your own brand and career working in the Accenture’s Strategy and Consulting – Non-Financial Risk team
  • How to deepen your client and colleague relationships to deliver value
  • What does the risk function of the future looks like
  • Capabilities to develop frameworks and operating models
  • The technologies and delivery models that will transform clients’ risk and regulatory capabilities
  • How to bring together complex stakeholder groups into an effective overall team and how to maintain delivery excellence from inception to successful completion of a project
  • How to grow from being an effective team player into an inspiring leader with responsibility for maintaining senior client relationships

In this role you will:

  • Have the opportunity to work for leading global and UK clients on their greatest challenges
  • Understand complex business problems and advise clients on simplifying, optimising, and redesigning their control process
  • Diagnose and solve complex business challenges and opportunities and set strategies based on them
  • Work within a high performing Accenture change team to deliver business critical engagements that improve our client’s risk management or compliance capabilities
  • Work in partnership with colleagues with industry, risk, data, analytics, and technology experience on market defining projects
  • Be agile and agnostic to solutions as you work with different client circumstances and as controls ecosystem evolves at an ever-increasing pace
  • Support and participate in client presentations, planning sessions and create required documentations
  • Contribute to the Non-Financial risk practice community and build a network across Accenture and our clients
  • Work alongside our global clients, with opportunities to travel

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Business analysis / project delivery experience
  • Good understanding of change delivery best practices in either traditional or agile methodology (gained in industry or consulting)
  • Experience of using methods to reduce, optimise and re-think the management of risk
  • Understanding how data and analytics can be used to prevent, detect, and manage Non-Financial Risk
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments
  • Good working knowledge of UK or global regulation, legislation, and industry guidance
  • Good understanding of the control framework and best practices for NFR risk management
  • Project delivery experience either as lead or part of project delivery team
  • Strong MS office skills specifically in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Delivering high-quality output in short timeframes
  • The ability to present complex problems and solutions to senior stakeholders
  • The ability to work effectively within a team setting to tight and agile deadlines
  • Strong client-facing experience with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including the ability to work across both technology and business stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to approach a problem in a structured manner and propose workable solutions
  • Ability to absorb and process information quickly
  • Experience with staff development and ability to mentor junior practitioners
  • Experience of working in Controls management within Non-Financial Risk in advisory, technology, analytics, or operational capacity is preferable

Set yourself apart:

  • Knowledge of Enterprise Risk, Non-financial Risk, or Compliance
  • Ability to establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Consulting experience or ability to work in a consulting environment
  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information, and work creatively in a problem-solving environment
  • Proven presentation skills, personal impact and ability to lead meetings, presentations and workshops
  • Understanding of project management methodologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of latest industry and Non-Financial Risk trends
  • Experience in writing points of view or presenting on risk management trends
  • Experience of working using Agile delivery methodology
  • Experience using data and analytics to support optimisation of the control framework
  • Experience with assessing appropriateness and effectiveness of controls and designing / implementing risk-based enhancements

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic 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

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 31/08/2022

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

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: London


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