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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Strengthen our in-house Consultancy team by executing strategic transformation projects and target operating m...
|(Senior) Projektleiter Special Projects (m/w)||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Bei uns erzielen Sie zusammen mit einem hoch motivierten und zielorientierten Team sowie einem klaren Fokus au...
|(Senior) Projekt Manager (m/w) - Strategy Development UBS Schweiz||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Responsible for supporting the senior management in defining the strategy and for driving business development...
|Senior Projekt Manager Strategy & Business Development (m/w)||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Senior Projekt Manager Strategy & Business Development (m/w
|(Senior) Business Consultant (m/w) – Schwerpunkt regulatorische Themen||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
(Senior) Business Consultant (m/w) – Schwerpunkt regulatorische Themen
|(Senior) Business Consultant (m/w)||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Als Teil von Strategy & Business Development UBS Schweiz suchen wir laufend Verstärkung für unser Team in Züri...
|Strategy Development Consultant for UBS Switzerland (m/f)||UBS Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Strategy Development Consultant for UBS Switzerland (m/f
|Wir suchen Sie als Senior Consultant/Manager (w+m) FS Risk Managment/EMEIA Financial Services||Ernst & Young Switzerland Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||18 Jun 13|
Sie erhalten mehr Herausforderungen für Ihre Karriere im internationalen Umfeld und richten als Professional d...
|Family Office - Business Analyst/ CEO Support||Jauch Associates AG ca. CHF 120''000.-||Switzerland-Zurich||17 Jun 13|
The client company is a single Family Office based in Zurich. Responsibilities: - Business Analyst/ Invest...
|Assistente in area Estate Architecture||Not Disclosed Competitive||Switzerland-Ticino - Lugano||17 Jun 13|
Società di consulenza patrimoniale internazionale e indipendente con sede in Svizzera.
|We are looking for a Senior Consultant (f+m) in US Tax||Ernst & Young Switzerland Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||17 Jun 13|
The team providing United States (US) individual income taxation services, within the Human Capital practice i...
|Consultant Buchhaltung / Treuhand 100% (w/m)||Ernst & Young Switzerland Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||17 Jun 13|
Consultant Buchhaltung / Treuhand 100% (w/m)
|Wir suchen Sie als Consultant (m/w) Actuarial Services/ EMEIA Financial Services||Ernst & Young Switzerland Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||17 Jun 13|
Wir suchen Sie als Consultant (m/w) Actuarial Services/ EMEIA Financial Services
|Manager (w+m) Financial Accounting Advisory Services/EMEIA Financial Services||Ernst & Young Switzerland Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||17 Jun 13|
As a major professional services firm with a globally integrated financial services practice, we are looking f...
|In-house M&A Managers (Telecommunications & Real Estate)||Swisslinx AG very competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||12 Jun 13|
In-house M&A Managers (Telecommunications & Real Estate). On behalf of our clients based in Zurich, Swisslinx ...
|Senior Management Consultant/Project Manager in Global Operations (w/m)||Credit Suisse Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||12 Jun 13|
Senior Management Consultant/Project Manager in Global Operations (w/m)
|Project Manager - Pricing | Wealth Management||Albert Cliff Ltd CHF140 - 150k fix + bens + bonus||Switzerland-Zurich||11 Jun 13|
Albert Cliff is proud to work alongside one of Switzerland''s leading private banks, as they source an experie...
|Junior Actuary (German speaking)||Swisslinx AG very competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||07 Jun 13|
Junior Actuary (German speaking). On behalf of our client, Swisslinx is seeking a German speaking graduate/jun...
|Management Consultant (m/w)||Kimberlite Consulting GmbH 0||Switzerland-Zurich||07 Jun 13|
Für unseren Mandanten, eine expandierende Strategieberatung im Großraum Zürich, suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen...
|M&A / Corporate Finance Partner (German speaking)||Swisslinx AG Attractive compensation package heavily...||Switzerland-Zurich||07 Jun 13|
M&A / Corporate Finance Partner (German speaking). On behalf of several of our clients, M&A/corporate finance ...
|Software Engineer Microsoft .NET||SunGard Negotiable||Switzerland-Zurich||06 Jun 13|
To support the continued growth of our award winning applications for risk management, SunGard''s Ambit Risk &...
|Business Analyst Avaloq||Team Trade salaire compétitif||Switzerland-Romandy - Geneva||06 Jun 13|
Team Trade est un groupe de conseil et de service à destination des marchés financiers implanté à Paris, Luxem...
|Pre-Sales Consultant EMEA||SunGard Negotiable||Switzerland-Zurich||31 May 13|
SunGard''s Ambit Risk & Performance has more than 20 years of expertise in balance sheet planning, income simu...
|Senior Consultant/Manager Transaction Services||PwC Competitive salary||Switzerland-Romandy - Geneva||29 May 13|
PwC Geneva is looking to recruit a Senior Consultant/Manager Transaction Services
|Country Director||Swisslinx AG Competitive||Switzerland-Zurich||24 May 13|
On behalf of our client, an international financial services institution, Swisslinx is seeking a Country Direc...
|Junior Risk Consultant||SunGard Negotiable||Switzerland-Zurich||24 May 13|
Graduate / entry-level position as a Risk Consultant for SunGard''s Ambit Risk & Performance software. This ro...
|Fraud Investigator||Alec, Allan & Associés SA Attractive||Switzerland-Romandy - Geneva||17 May 13|
On behalf of one of our clients, an international private bank with offices in Geneva, we are seeking a:
|Junior Consultant||Stamford Consultants AG Fixgehalt und Comissionbeteiligung||Switzerland-Zurich||13 May 13|
In dieser spannenden Funktion, welche Ihnen erlaubt mit Ihrem Wissen zu wachsen & Ihre Karriere weiter auszuba...