24 days old

North America Banking Industry Research Manager

New York, NY 10176

Organization: Corporate Functions/Research
Location: New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Research professionals possess deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.

Job Description

Accenture Researchers provide data, analysis and insights to Accenture and its clients, working closely with the senior executives in each of the companys industries, geographies and businesses. We provide value and impact across four main areas:

+ New business and industry opportunities: Helping Accenture understand markets and companies and identifying ways in which the company can help clients transform to become high-performance businesses and governments. A typical analysis might be an in-depth company diagnostic to look at a companys financial, technology and strategic health or an overview of a sector of the market to identify current and/or future trends or assess the impact of innovation, technology investment, regulation, mergers and other landmark events.

+ Working directly with clients: A growing portion of our research is on client engagements where we work alongside our colleagues from the practice to provide research and industry expertise and/or partner on delivering strategic workshops or conferences. Typical work with our clients might to provide best practice insights in an industry, capability or function; or project future trends and their likely impact on the business.

+ Developing thought leadership: Accenture requires original, cutting-edge points of view to use with clients, the media and for conferences. Accenture Research helps create and write those unique viewpoints. Many of our projects are published and quoted in the press, academic journals and industry publications. Others form the basis for our issue-driven discussions with clients. In all cases the researchers will be expected to contribute research, writing and thought leadership to these projects.

+ Support to Accenture Growth & Strategy and Practice Enablement: Accenture Research is part of the Growth & Strategy organization which is dedicated to the formulation and implementation of Accentures strategy. Typical work includes analysis of competitors moves, market sizing & trends and how key trends are impacting Accenture. We also develop periodic management reports which provide fresh insights on client performance and the issues clients currently face.

Successful research requires people who not only have strong research skills but who also have a client-focused mentality and an outgoing and confident personal style. Successful researchers build deep relationships with their peers and senior executives in the practice and work as a team, sometimes responding to requests and sometimes proposing (and selling) research ideas.
We have over 300 researchers in 20 countries in our global team, working as a virtual team of deep experts. Many specialize in one of the 19 industries of focus (such as Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance) or a Business (such as Technology); some bring a particular research skill (such as survey research, financial analysis or data science) and many often combine two or more areas of expertise. On any given project, we will bring together researchers with the best combination of industry, geographic and technical skills to collaborate and provide the most relevant expertise on demand for the task.

Job Specifications
This opening is for the role of Banking Industry Research Manager with a focus on covering the North American market, which includes both the United States and Canada. This role will also support the global needs of Accentures banking leadership, especially with world-class thought leadership.

This position sits within our global Banking research team which is comprised of 17 researchers scattered across three major global regions, including two researchers in North America. The successful candidate will work closely with the North American Practice Lead for Banking as well as other regional leaders covering such key areas of sector focus including credit services, cloud and technology services, payments and commercial banking. The researcher with work closely with these industry leads as well as client team leads to help define and establish the strategy and priorities for the research agenda. He/she will support thought leadership projects, client projects, primary research activity and to develop market development strategy.

The successful candidate will direct the scoping, delivery and quality of individual research projects, personally conducting research as required. The role combines an understanding of content sources; primary/secondary research techniques; data science approaches, and subject matter expertise with knowledge of Accenture and the marketplace to ensure the teams delivery of unique, high value research results (i.e., highly synthesized, packaged findings derived from existing information and data sources and unique Accenture data and analysis).

The position can be based in either Accentures New York, Atlanta, San Francisco or Chicago offices.

Your Skills
We are looking for someone who has the following core skill sets:

+ Intellectual curiosity and knowledge regarding the banking industry, including but not limited to core banking/cloud services and technology, payments, credit services, commercial/corporate/SMB banking and product distribution

+ Issue-based problem solving and structured communication skills: We want researchers who can identify key issues and, in a logical, structured manner, use these issues to drive their efforts. We also expect individuals to draw out the implications of the research they conduct and tell a compelling, business-focused story about the data that is relevant to Accentures business and clients. We are looking for insights, and not just information

+ Comfort working with senior executives to shape research-driven strategies, thought leadership, and assets/tools

+ Honed writing skills, preferably with professional experience delivering written briefs, points of view, strategy documents, or similar writing

+ Strong whitespace and storytelling ability through multiple mediums, with heavy focus on writing thought leadership and developing compelling, insight-driven Powerpoint presentations; experience with design thinking would be beneficial

+ Deep understanding of banking financial reporting by banks and government agencies - and operational metrics and sources

+ Experience with developing business cases, strategic assessments, data modeling, forecasting, or statistical analysis would be of significant benefit

Additional Information
Reports to: North America Regional Research Lead

Physical Requirements: The position can be based in either Accentures New York, Atlanta, San Francisco or Chicago offices
Preferred start date: ASAP

About Accenture Research
Accenture Research shapes trends and creates data-driven insights about the most pressing issues global organizations face. Combining the power of innovative research techniques with a deep understanding of our clients industries, our team of 300 researchers worldwide, 60 of whom are based in North America, conducts client-specific research as well as publishing hundreds of reports, articles and points of view every year. Our thought-provoking research -- supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations such as MIT and Singularity -- guides our innovation and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients. Visit us at www.accenture.com/research

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelors Degree (See preference below)

+ Minimum of 7 years business research experience (See preference below)

+ Minimum of 5 years industry experience and 1-2 years research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Understanding of the global banking business as most broadly defined, including the emergence of technology providers and offerings in the space; experience preferably in a consulting environment, equity brokerage, third party research organization, or line position at a technology firm.

+ Working experience in a team of research professionals, using research tools and methodologies and providing research output on a regular basis

+ Masters or PhD preferred, in relevant areas such as Economics, Finance, Business or Banking/Financial Services

+ Bachelor's Degree preferably in economics, business, finance, engineering, computer science or other related areas. A post-graduate degree/qualification is preferred but not essential.

+ Additional client delivery experience, publication and writing experience

Professional Skills:

+ Language: Fluent English is required for this role. Other languages are a plus.

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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.
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Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-05

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