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EY Business Transformation - Banking - Payments - Senior Consultant in Portland, Oregon

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY is the only professional services firm with a separate business unit (“FSO”) that is dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Our FSO teams have been at the forefront of every event that has reshaped and redefined the financial services industry.  If you have a passion for rallying together to solve the most complex challenges in the financial services industry, come join our dynamic FSO team!

The Business Transformation practice offers global and regional financial services clients the assistance needed to improve their performance in a rapidly changing business environment. We assemble experienced multidisciplinary teams, use consistent and proven global methodologies and draw on the full breadth of EY’s global reach, depth of capabilities and knowledge. Collectively, the group has a comprehensive skill set, which supports the delivery of operations, technology, product, sales, compliance, and risk projects for top clients in the U.S. financial services industry.

The Payments Practice provides transformational services to a variety of payments providers including banks, Fintechs, merchant acquirers, processors, networks and corporates/merchants. EY provides multidisciplinary knowledge to support these clients in their growth and optimization journey whether it’s tackling technology transformation, addressing risk, optimizing global operations, or innovating for global growth.

The opportunity

You will have the chance to be part of a fast-moving, high-growth company. We offer variety, challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential.  If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, serving clients and reaching your full potential, EY Consulting is for you!

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant, you’re likely to spend most of your time on operational and technical aspects of client business. That means developing an in-depth understanding of our clients’ unique needs and goals. The Senior Consultant will take direction and guidance from both project team and client resources. You will be specifically responsible for supporting the delivery of a project workstream, creating and reviewing work products, ensuring consistent delivery across peers and team members, responding to client requests, delegating tasks and overseeing junior level resources, and supporting engagement operations.

Additionally, there will be multiple opportunities to build the practice through developing public facing materials that provide the market your consulting perspective on emerging opportunities in the payments space.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to learn and adapt to new scenarios and circumstances

  • Consistently mentor and develop your peers and junior resources

  • Foster client relationships at appropriate levels

  • Ability to quickly learn content and apply to projects

  • Relentlessly deliver exceptional client service

  • Support the delivery of high-quality work products

  • Ability to demonstrate strong communication, critical thinking, analytical, and managerial skills

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree plus approximately 2+ years of related work experience; or a graduate degree plus approximately 1+ years of related work experience, specifically within Payments (Card, ACH, Real Time Payments, Cross Border, Digital Currency), Network processing, Money Movement, Card Issuing and Processing, Treasury and/or Cash Management, or Merchant Acquiring.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing industry and deep content knowledge in the Payments space

  • Ability to travel – you will likely spend a significant amount of time onsite with our clients. This travel can be as much as 50% to 80% of a work week and may be international.

Ideally, you’ll also have experience in

  • Consulting experience with a Big 4 firm or working experience within large global financial institution or payments provider

  • Knowledge of KYC, AML, and payments compliance regulations

  • Experience with operating model design to define target state business, operations, technology, and control partner functions

  • Experience in core platform transformation to support the changing business and regulatory landscape, enabling the realization of strategic business priorities including improved client experience, market expansion and easier partner/correspondent banking integration

  • Experience in design, testing, and implementation of technology-enabled solutions

  • Experience in vendor assessment, selection, and transformation

  • Experience in capability maturity model planning, roadmap development and investment prioritization for large-scale, strategic, and transformative initiatives

  • Knowledge of payments risk and payments messaging standards, open banking/embedded finance

*What we look for  *

We’re interested in natural leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve their full potential, this role is for you.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

• The salary range for this position in Stamford is $96,700 to $179,600.

• The salary range for this position in Hartford is $88,000 to $163,300.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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