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Experienced Hire - Accenture Strategy (IOM services)

Someone asked on Jul 31, 2018 - 1 answer

Hello Expert/s,

I am an experienced person looking to return to Consulting. Interviewing for the Senior Manager role in Accenture Strategy's Integrated Operating Model (IOM) group (small 80-100 people group with Accenture Strategy CFO advisory). They focus on operating models (and client relationships expanding with all CXOs beyond CFOs).

Any interview tips for Cases as well as final round post this? Appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

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Vlad replied on Aug 01, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

In general the interviews at Accenture are not that structured:

  • No clear guidelines for cases, so the case depends on the interviewer
  • 60% chance that it will be marketsizing
  • 40% chance - profitability and general frameworks
  • Interviews with the partners will most probably have no case at all
  • Interviewers are less demanding than at Big3. unless you meet an ex-big3 consultant as an interviewer
  • For fit I would prepare: Story about yourself; Why consulting; Why Accenture; Leadership; Team work; Your questions to the interviewer

In your case, applying for a senior manager role, will require mainly the functional knowledge and the good fit answers. You may have some case-type questions, but they would sound more like "How would you structure the workstreams and the team for this project?"

Best