As markets rapidly change and develop, finance functions must demonstrate real added value to their business. As a finance advisor, you'll use your experience and knowledge to help deliver greater insight – delivering functional efficiencies as well as transforming the role of finance in our clients' businesses. You'll be developing innovative, sustainable ways to improve the management of people, processes and systems, working alongside other finance professionals in high-performing teams.
And as you deliver exceptional client service, you'll have the opportunity to address some of the biggest issues facing organizations today – supported by structured learning and development. With a network stretching across the world, the projects you work on will cross borders and sectors, providing unrivaled experience. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
EY professionals in Finance Performance Improvement (PI-Finance) teams advise CFOs from leading multi-national companies, providing services that improve the performance and effectiveness of the Finance function; either enhancing Finance people capabilities, process efficiency or systems performance.
All the engagements advance and drive the finance agenda forward and may be related, but not limited, to:
Finance assessment services, including review of current processes, organization and systems against best practices, producing a list of improvement initiatives with a clear roadmap for implementation support and vision for the future of their Finance function
Finance transformation programs, implementation support of identified improvement initiatives, ranging from a broad l transformation of the finance function to a transformation of interdependent processes such as budgeting and forecasting. The areas in which we drive and help implement change include:
Finance governance and operating model including shared services
Finance strategy and performance
Finance systems e.g. Enterprise Resourcing Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Analytics tools
Finance automation e.g. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and Machine Learning
Finance policy and process e.g. financial statement close process
Finance data and standards e.g. chart of accounts re-design
Finance people capabilities
As you deliver exceptional client service, you'll have the opportunity to address some of the biggest issues facing organizations today – supported by structured learning and development. With a network stretching across the world, the projects you work on will cross borders and sectors, providing unrivaled experience. So, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
Your key responsibilities
Lead workstreams within Finance performance improvement engagements, as listed above
Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client stakeholders
Participate in services development initiatives
Build strong internal relationships and network within EY Advisory Services and with other services across the organization
Participate in the career and performance development of EY teams by serving as a career counselor, training new people and providing timely and specific performance feedback
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in any discipline
For consideration as a senior, 3 - 5 years' experience in leading consulting or professional services firms or as internal project leader for industry practitioner
Proven project management and problem-solving skills
Good comprehensive understanding of Finance the function
Experience in ERP / EPM system implementation (SAP is an advantage and Oracle, Workday, Microsoft)
Strong interpersonal skills and able to interact effectively with both management and clients
Excellent supervisory, analytical, organizational and leadership ability
Self-motivated and ambitious with ability to motivate others and lead a team effectively
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Cantonese
Ideally, you'll also have
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting
Accounting qualification or equivalent based on experience (HKICPA / CPA / ACCA / CIMA etc. certification)
Excellent command of spoken and written Mandarin
What working at EY member firms offers
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
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, the teams are using the finance products, expertise and systems they have 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, the EY teams will 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 EY professionals as soon as possible.