A Day in the Life: Sharon Meyer, Management Consultant (and City Alumni) at Capco
Recently, Capco attended our Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair. We asked Sharon Meyer, City Alumni from the Capco stand, to talk us through a day in her current role – here is what she had to tell us!
Background: Our Client, a global Investment Bank has appointed Capco to ensure that the method by which they book trades for a section of their businesses remains compliant with current FCA regulation.
Typically the day will begin at 8.00…At our morning team meeting, where we review all current documentation on the subject matter and invite a Subject Matter Expert (Bank expertise) to explain the current trade booking and settlement process in one of the affected businesses.
10.00: After much analysis, the unanimous decision is that the existing booking process shall have to be amended to comply with the new FCA regulation…
10.15: Find a whiteboard and a collection of coloured pens (Consultant’s staple diet). Draw a million different boxes on the board with just as many arrows….we have just brainstormed and designed what the future should look like (groundwork for this brainstorm began previously!)….now to tell the Bank
12.30: We create a ‘Use Case’ document which consists of process flows and a narrative of user actions taken when a trade is booked into the bank’s systems.
2.00: Lunch, view and respond to emails and then a glance at my calendar to ensure all clients have accepted meetings.
2.45: Meet with pre-selected system users from various business areas, present the potential future process and discuss the implications of this project on their daily role. Promise that we are aiming to automate some of the current processing. Quickly check in with Technology to ensure that this is still the case…..
4.00: Update the ‘Use Cases’ with our client’s hopes and dreams.
6.00: Send documentation to the business area to review and initial sign off
6.15: Client work finished for the day, Capco internal projects begin…Blog on Capco’s social networking website ‘CapinTouch’ a summary of the projects that Capco consultants are implementing in banks around the City of London and beyond
7.00: The day draws to a close.
If you are interested in finding out more, you can meet with Capco at our “Careers in Finance & Consultancy” panel on Monday 28th October.