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Accenture Payments Banking Manager in St. Louis, Missouri

We Are:

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 506,000 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 Consulting:

Being part of Accenture Consulting means becoming an expert at making the New happen Now. To us, the New is all about the wise pivot that turns constant disruption to continuous reinvention. We are an innovation led-company that works at the heart of our clients’ organizations so that no matter how complex the business challenge, we face the future with confidence.

Coming here means future-proofing your career and going as far as your ambition takes you. Becoming a tech-savvy, well-rounded, multi-disciplined and market-relevant advisor doesn’t happen by chance. We invest in training and development in a big way, so you can build your future along with ours, creating an impactful career unique to you. Ultimately, we believe we is greater than me and that diverse perspectives lead to the best solutions. Joining Accenture Consulting means you will learn, innovate and lead, and together we will improve the way the world works and lives. 

You Are

Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients. 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. As a Banking Payments Consulting Manager, you’ll be dedicated to help clients by playing the role of a partner who can work with the client team and lead an Accenture team to design and deliver strategic solutions that address key business issues facing the banking and increasingly the broader payments industry.

Accenture is growing our practice to help banks, payments providers, and other businesses navigate their transformational payments journeys. The Banking Payments Consulting Manager will supporting the development of our payment offerings and the delivery of transformational consulting projects

You’ll often be:

  • Integrating, simplifying, and improving, business strategy, processes, technology, and operational efficiency across core payments, digital payments, transaction payments, mobile payments and compliance, risk and operations, to reduce costs and improve productivity;

  • Delivering business change by designing and delivering the strategy across core payments, cards, digital innovation, digital and emerging payments;

  • Helping recommend opportunities for robotics to streamline processes and gain efficiencies throughout the payment lifecycle;

  • Identifying ways that Payments As A Service can both increase operational flexibility, reduce costs, and roadmap for implementation;

  • Renewing card issuing processing platforms to support cost efficiency and growth in volumes;

  • Enabling real time payments and developing real time payments architecture;

  • Helping banks in extending their value chain by reinventing their processes and products;

  • Helping clients in incorporating digital technologies and in developing connectivity to a wide range of payment methods;

  • Leading teams of analysts and consultants and independently structuring work at the project level to deliver results;

  • Developing business cases, project road maps and operating models to implement complex solutions and systems for financial institutions;

  • Understanding and implementing the use of Open Banking / Open APIs;

  • Synthesizing analyses of the project team into clear, sound recommendations for the client teams to implement;

  • Running Accenture’s business (including cost management, contract management, etc.) with discipline, rigor and integrity;

  • Developing the Banking Payments practice and building Accenture’s Payment offerings, assets and capabilities; and

  • Developing and managing high-performing multidisciplinary teams, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and recruitment activities.

    . Skills needed include:

  • Expertise in the end to end payments lifecycle

  • Business Architecture - applied in solution planning, and requirements definition and analysis

  • Solid understanding of the principles of technology

  • Functional Design

  • Proven ability to work independently, as a team member, and as a team leader

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

    It is our intention for our people to live where they work and 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. For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Here’s What You Need:

  • 4+ years relevant project delivery experience in a management or technology consulting professional services firm, and/or 6+ years of equivalent in the payments/banking industry, including managing teams, producing project deliverables, managing projects within timelines and budgets, and interfacing with client executives

  • 2+ years’ experience working on payments project delivery in any of the following payment domains:

  • Card: Private label, Credit, Online Debit, Offline Debit, Prepaid, ATM, Merchant Acquiring/Issue Processing, Loyalty, Networks (e.g., Visa/MasterCard)

  • Retail: P2P, Bill Payment, Mobile Payments, Electronic Bill Presentment, Micro Payments

  • Wholesale: ACH, Domestic Wire, Cross-Border, Fedwire/CHIPS, SWIFT, ISO20022

  • Requirement analysis/functional design skills

  • A Bachelor's degree

    Bonus Points if:

  • Experience working with commercial payment vendor platforms

    • E.g. Finastra, FIS, Fiserv, ACI, TSYS, Oracle, IBM
  • Payments industry experience in alternative/emerging payments (contactless payments, blockchain, cryptocurrency)

  • Project management experience with the one or more of the following:

  • Cards Acquiring and Issuing

  • Core Payments: RTGS, Low-Value systems, Real-Time systems

  • Banking, Financial Services, and/or Software industries

  • Artificial Intelligence and/ or Robotics

  • Real-Time Payments and Real-Time Payments Architectures

  • Agile Methodology

  • Experience understanding business challenges and explaining how our offerings and services provide value.

  • Experience identifying a client’s high-level business needs and leading the creation of detailed functional specifications and other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases.

  • Insights on key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the payments industry.

  • An ability to inspire teams to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.

  • Experience understanding team strengths, and the ability to coach and develop others.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 80% (Monday - Thursday)

    Important information

    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.

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