Accenture Finance & Risk - Digital Finance Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Finance & Risk – Digital Finance Manager
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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. Typically, Consultants work at client sites, which often require travel.
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
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
Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals
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 some 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
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:
Support and/or lead project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of Digital Finance initiatives
Create strategies and blueprints that define the finance operating model, process automation plan, and analytic insights engine supporting 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 approach leveraging Accenture assets
Refine and optimize the CFO's ability to organize and analyze financial, operational and external information to create substantial shareholder value
Encourage creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition
Help clients improve their ability to drive business outcomes through digital planning, reporting, and analytics
Manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, manage account receivables, define deliverable content, ensure buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client
Work across the global Finance & Enterprise Performance 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,
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
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.
Minimum of 7 years of combined finance and/or strategic consulting experience. Experience must include:
Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development
Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and supporting organization structures, and process best practices
Minimum 7 years of working knowledge and expertise in data supply chain, analytics, forecasting, and Finance technologies (process, planning analytics, core Financial)
Experience leading a project and leading a project team of least 5 resources
Experience in Financial Services industry
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)
Experience with other Finance technologies such as Cognos, Hyperion, OBIEE, Tableau, Fusion, etc. desirable
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
Demonstrated team management and leadership skills (e.g., defining scope, setting project timelines and milestones, driving deliverables, identifying risks, and managing issues)
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 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
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.
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