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Cover Letter Accenture Consultant History

Less is more for your cover letter.

Don’t write a long rambling cover letter because the people you are sending it to may not have time to read through them all.

While the cover letter is important – the contents of the CV is more important.

For us the cover letter is not as important. Depending on how long it is, we’ll skim through it absolutely. But it’s the contents of the CV. Skills and experience, laid out in an easy to read format. You can see the timing, their study, that’s more important than the way they have constructed the sentence.

For Accenture, focus on your CV and make sure it’s really good. I would recommend having an introductory paragraph at the top of your CV.

When writing your cover letter here are some important tips

  • Keep it short

  • State the position you are applying for

  • State where you saw the position advertised

  • Briefly highlight your value – and how you think you can help the company

  • Try and infuse some personality

07/2015 to Current
Analytics ConsultantAccenture Digital - London
  • Advanced Analytics Project Manager for Global Oil & Gas Retailer
  • Translated ideas into project proposals including solution design, timeline, NPV and resource requirements
  • Delivered a price optimisation solution which increased retailer profit and simplified category management process
  • Analysed offer campaigns using SQL, Alteryx and Power BI to explain their success rate to the CRM business
  • Project: Reporting Team Development Lead, on an enterprise business intelligence project for a Tier 1 Irish Retail bank
  • Created regulatory reporting specifications with business SMEs 
  • Managed team of developers to build extensive data mart ETLs for tableau reports & self-serve data sources, allowing end-users to interrogate harmonized data
  • Built SQL reports to reconcile  integrated data warehouse account balance with  individual source systems
10/2012 to 07/2015
BI ConsultantSopra Steria - London
  • Operational Risk Analyst on a divestment project for a Tier 1 UK Retail bank - designed a an operational risk profile and accompanying visualisation tool to reduce uncertainty for decision-makers
  • Data Analyst on a remediation project for a Tier 1 UK Retail bank - conducted link analysis between financial records and customer interview/communication history to identify and calculate customer refunds for complex financial products
  • PL/SQL Developer for global leader in Customer Data Analytics - Built complex PL/SQL reports to profile retail customers and stores in 80bn row Oracle Exadata database - reducing report execution times from hours to minutes
09/2011 to 10/2011
Competitive Intelligence AnalystDC Analytics - Erie, PA
  • Conducted open source research on target competitors, collating and analyzing with a remote team
  • Delivered a competitor profiling product which provided strategic actionable intelligence on competitors and market trends for decision-makers
01/2011 to 09/2011
Intelligence AnalystUS Air Force Contract at CIRAT, Mercyhurst University - Erie, PA
  • Open Source research on global political & technology trends, and other specified targets
  • Created bi-weekly short form analytical reports for a decision-maker.
  • Proficient use of Palantir to collate open source data, and i2 Analyst Notebook for link-charting
Ciarán has a passion for investigative roles, analysing situations and data to produce actionable intelligence for a decision-maker. Having earned an Honors (top 1 percentile) Intelligence Studies degree from Mercyhurst University, Ciarán has since spent five years as a BI/Analytics Consultant within Customer Insight, Financial Services and Oil & Gas industries. 
  • Investigating & understanding business problems, presenting findings succinctly to decision makers
  • Establishes trusted relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Experienced in full agile & waterfall life-cycle of technical project delivery - from solution design to implementation, test & Support KT
  • Strong research, writing and presentation skills
  • Experienced Data Analyst & Data Engineer - integrating data sources, systems and technologies to perform data analysis and answer business questions
  • Proficient in SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, Teradata, SQL Server, Alteryx, SAS, Tableau, Spotfire, Power BI
  • Financial Services, Retail and Oil & Gas industry experience
2012
Bachelor of Arts: Intelligence StudiesMercyhurst University - Erie, PA, USAReceived Bob Heibel Service Award for 3.99 GPA and significant contribution to the program. The Intelligence Studies Program is an undergraduate degree designed to produce graduates qualified as intelligence analysts for government or private sector. Academically demanding and built around a liberal arts core with strong national and international studies, it requires foreign language studies (basic french & mandarin), and includes ten courses directed at developing an understanding of intelligence theory and application of its techniques to solve real world problems. Sample modules include: Strategic Intelligence, Advanced Computer Applications, Advanced Intelligence Analysis, Competitive Intelligence and Writing for Intelligence.