This sector covers all our financial consultancy jobs and consultancy recruitment. This includes management consultancy roles, trainee consultant jobs, strategy consultancy roles, roles working in the consultancy divisions of accountancy and other professional services firms, regulatory consultancy and opportunities for self-employed individual consultants.
Jobs in consultancy are all about trouble-shooting for companies. Often, a small team of consultants will work within a particular firm, for anything from two weeks to a year, to help solve complex business problems that will improve the bottom line.
Most consultants work across multiple industries, offering advice to some of the world's biggest companies in sectors like energy and industrial, consumer and retail, or banking and financial services.
Within financial services, consultants can advise on a whole range of issues, such as developing a growth strategy, portfolio management, enhancing capital ratios or (increasingly) risk management and regulatory solutions, technological improvements and operational and HR matters.
Much of consultants' work tends to deal with process improvement, or business process engineering. This can include process modelling and mapping, Six Sigma, and business process transformation. As noted above, banks often recruit consultants to help implement technological changes, so IT consultants with knowledge of financial services' IT systems such as Murex and Calypso are also in frequent demand.
Consultants for risk and regulatory solutions will need to be able to advise firms on their relationship with the local financial services regulator and to advise, for example, on capital planning and capital efficient structures in light of new regulations specifying increased capital requirements for banks globally.
Consulting careers within the big consultancy firms tend to be hierarchical. Fresh graduate consultants start out as analysts, before moving up to junior (or associate) consultant, consultant, then case team leader, manager, principal and finally partner.
In many cases, consultants have experience of working directly within the field they are consulting in. However, this is not always the case. Many consultants have an MBA, although this is not a prerequisite. In some cases, the larger strategy consulting firms such as Bain & Company, Boston Consulting and McKinsey & Co. will sponsor employees to take an MBA qualification.
Junior consultancy roles can involve a lot of quantitative work, whereas senior roles are focused on client liaison and selling consultancy services. Consultants typically work as part of small teams within clients' offices.
Skills needed to get a job as a consultant in the finance sector include: a prowess for teamwork, an analytical ability and statistical aptitude, ability to grow and maintain client relationships and powerful reasoning skills.
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|Director, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking (Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal level)||Greenwich Partners Excellent six figure base and bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
''Senior'' Director level opportunity suitable for a tier one strategy consulting professional from a consulti...
|Corporate Strategy Manager, VC backed Healthcare Business||Greenwich Partners Base guide £80,000 - £100,000||UK-London||23 May 13|
Exciting corporate strategy and business development management opportunity with this venture capital backed h...
|Process Analyst||Aston Carter Ltd 6 month contract @ £200-250 per day||UK-London||23 May 13|
Process Analyst, Process Mapping, Process Flow Documentation, BPR, Business Process Re-engineering, Target Ope...
|Corporate Strategy Manager, Insurance||Greenwich Partners Base range £75,000 to £85,000||UK-London||23 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a strategy manager, or strategy consultant to join this insurance company
|Corporate Strategy Manager, FTSE Financial Services Group||Greenwich Partners to £90,000||UK-London||23 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this FTSE financial services firm
|Corporate Strategy Analyst, Investment Bank||Greenwich Partners Base guide to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
Leading investment bank is looking to add a corporate strategy analyst to their team
|Associate, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking||Greenwich Partners Base to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
An exceptional opportunity to join this tier one firm as an associate, corporate strategy.
|Forensics Senior Manager - Mid Tier NEW JOB||Warner Scott GBP60000 - GBP85000 per annum + Comprehe...||UK-London||23 May 13|
Are you an experienced Forensics Senior Manager looking for a role that can offer you an excellent work life b...
|Equity Research Analyst - Major Hedge Fund||Not Disclosed Highly competitive hedge fund style pack...||UK-London||23 May 13|
Major hedge fund wishes to recruit candidates with either corporate finance backgrounds (investment banking o...
|Project Manager - Power / Gas / Emissions||Earth Stream £60k - £80k||UK-London||22 May 13|
Our Client - Global Professional Services Company based in London requires experienced Commodities Trading Pro...
|Java Developer - Leading eCommerce / eMarketplace firm||Empiric £35,000 - £45,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
An excellent & once in a life time opportunity for an Agile Java Developer to join an exciting Technology Prac...
|Test Analyst (12 Month FTC)||Nest Market Rate||UK-London||22 May 13|
Supporting design and execution of implementation test plans and scenarios across multiple suppliers.
|Investment Director for German Private Equity Fund, London - 3174 /8D||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Senior PE investor to establish successful German private equity fund in the UK market. The position is based ...
|Head of Analytics||Capital Chase Basic + Bonus||UK-London||22 May 13|
Head of Analytics for: Big Data analysis, website analytics, customer segmentation, survey design and analysi...
|Energy Geopolitical Analyst - Oil/Gas Consultancy||Huxley Associates GBP25000 - GBP35000 per annum + Benefits||UK-Edinburgh||22 May 13|
Do you have an interest in the Oil and Gas industry? Do you enjoy reading and producing analysis and insight i...
|User Experience Architect –Investment Banking Consultancy||Rule Financial M/Rates||UK-London||22 May 13|
User Experience Architect
|Visual Designer - Investment Banking Consultancy||Rule Financial M/Rates||UK-London||22 May 13|
Visual Designer - Investment Banking Consultancy
|Collateral Management SME||Rule Financial Highly competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Are you an expert in Collateral Management who combines deep domain knowledge with an understanding of technol...
|Risk Analyst (Asset Management)||M&G Limited GBP1 per annum + Competitive Market Rate||UK-London||22 May 13|
We are looking for an experienced Risk Analyst to support the Head of Central Risk.
|Business Analyst- Top Global Organisation||Alexander Ash Consulting £45,000- £55,000 per annum||UK-London||22 May 13|
A fantastic opportunity to gain more experience in financial services projects at a top global organisation th...
|ETRM / CTRM Directors – "Big 6" Management Consultancy - London||Bramwith Consulting £100-135k basic + bonus + benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
"Big 6" management consulting firm seeks 2 Directors to lead and grow their ETRM / CTRM technology consulting ...
|Global Leading Consultancy – Finance Change & Risk Management - Ledger Change / Regulatory Change / PNL Change||Concilium Finance Ltd £65,000 - £115,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
Leading global Consultancy is currently seeking multiple Management Consultants mid-level to Directors to buil...
|Project Manager - Front Office Applications - £110,000 base||Alexander Ash Consulting £110,000 + Bonus + Benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
My client, a leading front, middle and back office platform vendor are currently undergoing a period of rapid ...
|Business Process Design Engineer – Operations – £70,000 base||Alexander Ash Consulting up to £70,000 base + bonus + benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
My client, a leading global Investment Bank, is currently seeking an exception Business Process Design Enginee...
|OTC Compliance Advisory||Bruin Financial Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
COMPLIANCE ADVISORY- Across OTC Financial products
|Risk Transformation Programme Manager – Global Leading Consultancy – Financial Services||Concilium Finance Ltd £110,000 - £125,000 + Bonus||UK-London||22 May 13|
Global leading consultancy is looking to hire several Risk Transformation Programme Leads with a background in...
|Global Leading Consultancy – Investment Banking Risk Management Transformation – Market Risk / Credit Risk Change Consultants||Concilium Finance Ltd £45,000 - £120,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
Leading Global Leading Consultancy is looking for several Credit Risk / Market Risk Lead Change Consultants to...
|Capital Markets Finance Change / Finance Transformation – Global Leading Consultancy||Concilium Finance Ltd £65,000 - £115,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
A global leading Consultancy is looking for several strong delivery Business Analyst / Project Manager with a ...
|Director Finance Change - Basel & CRDIV Programme Director / Programme Manager – Leading Investment Bank||Concilium Finance Ltd Highly Desirable for D level||UK-London||22 May 13|
Leading Investment Bank in London is looking for a well-established Finance Change Director to act as Programm...
|Technical Product Manager||MSCI competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Based in London, part of a global team located in London and the United States, the new colleagues will be res...