We are the only professional services organization who has a separate business dedicated exclusively to the financial services marketplace. Join Financial Services (FSO) and you will work with multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global perspective. Aligned to key industry groups including asset management, banking and capital markets, insurance and private equity, we provide integrated advisory, assurance, tax, and transaction services.
The opportunity EY's Performance Improvement Advisory professionals bring a wealth of experience in working with major financial institutions to align their operating model and infrastructure to their business' strategic objectives. We assemble the right multi-disciplinary teams, use consistent and proven global methodologies and tools, and draw on the full breadth of EY's global network, to deliver value and trusted advice to the clients. The key service offerings cover finance function transformation, customer and distribution effectiveness, operations, shared services / outsourcing support, performance management, program advisory, enterprise intelligence, risk management and regulatory change.
Your key responsibilities As markets rapidly change and develop, finance functions must demonstrate real added value to their business. The type of projects we cover are
Finance function improvement e.g. maturity assessment in terms of people, process and tech.
Finance process improvement, including redesigning of processes and advising clients on software options
Finance operating model design, identify improvement opportunities for Finance to align their functions to business strategy
Service delivery model design, involving operational or repeatable business processes to help clients meet their goals with regards to cost, efficiency and quality
Regulatory projects e.g. IFRS17
In your role as a Senior Associate you will have responsibility for:
Delivery on client assignments
Developing long-term trusted advisor relationships with external clients and industry contacts
Aiding proposals and bid teams
Ensuring client satisfaction by providing timely, value-added services that meet or exceed expectation
Supporting the sharing of knowledge and experience with the team to develop colleagues and the capability of the firm
Skills and attributes for success
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure
Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment
Knowledge in support functions or front-liner functions in Wholesale Banking/ Capital Markets/ Retail Banking/ Insurance gained either through a leading business consulting organisation or financial institution/ insurance company
Understand current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business
Transformation experience in one or more of the following disciplines or business processes:
Operations and process improvement
Financial management and finance function improvement (operational accounting, statutory reporting, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting)
To qualify for the role you must have
Bachelor or Master Degree in accounting, computer science, mathematics or engineering
Approximately 2 years of working experience in a leading business consulting organization, accounting organization or financial institution
Candidates with lesser experience will be considered at Associate Level.
Ideally, you'll also have
Professional qualification such as ICAEW, ACCA, ACA, MICPA
Good understanding of Enterprise Architecture (i.e. TOGAF qualified)
Leading ERP finance module experience
Track record dealing with senior stakeholders and adapting to demanding environments
What we look for Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you. What working at EY offers EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, where this may be needed, guided by our FWA Policy. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
About EY As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Join us in building a better working world. Apply now