From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands, our clients count on reliable financial statements, information and processes to inform their ongoing strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data — and they look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You’ll use your professional skills and experience to make it happen, so whether you’re looking for a long-term, or are interested in progressing on to other areas, this is a great place to be.
EY's Financial Accounting Advisory Services – Systems, Processes & Analytics (FAAS-SPA) group specializes in advising Finance leaders on relevant and emerging issues and trends within the Finance function. Central to the effectiveness of the Finance function is its ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive critical business insights and support strategic decision making and growth. We understand the evolving role of the CFO and the Finance function, and work with our clients to automate and streamline efficiency, control, and compliance functions, while simultaneously improving the value Finance provides to the organization. We assist our clients with business and internal finance performance improvement initiatives by providing business advisory services that result in the achievement of measurable benefits in financial and operational effectiveness, controls, and strategic decision making.
FAAS SPA focuses on three main areas including:
Systems and processes
We support our clients in designing, implementing and managing financial processes & controls that support the efficient service delivery and drive leading finance function performance. Services include:
- Process reengineering and robotics process automation
- Business intelligence and data warehousing
- Optimization of internal control and compliance functions
- Transforming the role of Finance
Performance management / measurement
We partner with our clients in understanding the costs of processes, activities, products/services, customers, etc. through process mapping, cost accounting, and value chain analyses. We also design, define, and implement performance metrics to provide business insights and support executive decision-making, including more accurate and valuable business plans & budgets.
Our analytics team supports CFO’s decision-making processes by improving data integrity and quality and the effective deployment of analytics tools and capabilities. These are central to providing timely and actionable information upon which to base management decisions, such as staffing levels, product and service mix, channel effectiveness, and assess business cases.
Your key responsibilities
Lead client consulting engagements looking at an organization’s internal finance and accounting processes and advising clients on solutions to increase processing efficiency, drive automation or reengineer existing processes to better align with future state target operating models
Lead business development initiatives including service offering and proposal development
Take responsibility for managing the financial and commercial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees, ensuring compliance with EY practices/policies, and communicating issues to project leaders
Build strong internal relationships within FAAS and across EY’s service lines including Advisory, Assurance, Tax, and Transaction Services
Develop people through effective coaching, supervision, and mentoring, providing feedback to staff re client projects and the consulting profession
Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining, and training Finance & Performance Management professionals
Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills
To qualify for the role you must have
We are looking for individuals with both subject matter knowledge and the soft skills necessary to be an effective team player and business advisor, be comfortable learning, and gain the confidence of our clients.
Strong academic record including a bachelor’s degree in Business or Commerce or a related field
5-8 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience
Basic knowledge of or experience with major applications such as SAP, Oracle / PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, MFG Pro, Extensity, etc.
Knowledge and/or work experience on core finance processes including closing the books, record to report, plan-to-perform, order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay
Strong analytical skills, with knowledge and/or work experience in Data Analytics
Project management, encompassing all stages of the project life cycle, from assessment through design and implementation support, as well as change management
Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to think critically, identify creative solutions outside of the box, and thrive on new challenges
Dedication to teamwork and leadership, with experience in managing and/or mentoring junior staff and providing direction to team members
Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
A high level of motivation and a self-starting attitude
Ideally, you’ll also have
A professional designation and/or qualification, such as MBA, CPA (or equivalent), and/or relevant Developer Certifications. Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA (or equivalent)
Experience in one or more of cost accounting, performance measurement, process improvement and re-engineering, and financial analysis OR
Relevant knowledge or experience with data extraction and transformation software, such as VBA, Alteryx, ACL, MS SQL Server, Teradata, and SQL SSIS OR
Relevant knowledge of analytics tools including BI/data visualization, OBIEE, Blackline, Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire, MicroStrategy - MS Power BI etc.OR
Relevant knowledge of RPA software platforms including Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, UiPath, WorkFusion, Pegasystems etc.; and/or other relevant AI and machine learning toolsets OR
Relevant knowledge of emerging blockchain technologies and business applications
All of our consultants must be willing to travel frequently on short notice to meet client needs; while our projects are concentrated in our local market, we may be called on to serve clients across North America
What working at EY offers
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning 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, 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. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work 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.
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