FSO Markets Finance Advisor Region Lead

Sydney, NSW, AU
Competitive remuneration package
05 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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The opportunity:

The Financial Services Organization (FSO) Markets Finance Advisor Region Lead (MFA – RL) provides commercial market insights and support to the FSO markets leadership executive and facilitates the connection between our markets organization and our service line teams. The MFA will team and collaborate with senior stakeholders including markets operations, finance leadership and business development as well as the MFA network across Asia-Pacific and globally. The MFA will provide insight into market trends and commercial performance (including analysis and modelling) as well as advising on and operationalizing markets initiatives. In addition, the MFA will lead key processes such as revenue planning, advice on cost budgets for marketing and business development (including looking at return on investment) and drive leading practice in FSO. This role is open for Associate Directorrank.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Manage the Global integrated planning processes for the FSO Region, working with markets leaders to establish and embed appropriate stretch targets. Including aligning partner accountabilities with markets metrics; Identify potential risks and challenges in achieving revenue plan and advice on strategies to address these.
  • Advise on how to drive, monitor and nurture the right behaviours across the organisation both throughout the year and during planning. Work closely with stakeholders from markets, service lines and business development to align on expectations.
  • Provide insights into performance by analysing data throughout the year on revenue, sales & pipeline, margin, trends, and annualized impacts, to support forward looking commercial insights and recommendations on how to achieve optimal financial performance. Creating and delivering insightful and impactful messaging to markets leaders, in support of decision making including placing financial metrics in the context of the FSO market. Work with markets leadership / operations to identify reporting needs and strategy to respond including maximising usage of global reporting tool and library.
  • Advise on cost budgets by enabling markets leaders to make effective investment decisions including analysing return on investment. Support market segment and account leaders in planning and monitoring NBD spend.
  • Lead the implementation of markets finance initiatives across the region.
  • The MFA Regional Lead will supervise the shared service centre in providing additional analysis / preparing leadership information.

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Graduate and/or professional certification in a business related subject matter (i.e. Accounting, Finance)
  • Strong financial acumen and the ability to understand commercial drivers of engagement performance
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and articulate manner
  • Proven ability to build credibility and trust with senior stakeholders
  • Proactive approach to work and the ability to anticipate the needs of the business and deliver accordingly

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • 7 years of relevant experience to perform this position
  • A deep understanding of the drivers of commercial revenue performance including pricing and margin is essential with knowledge of a professional services environment preferred
  • Experience with using data visualisation tools such as PowerBI and/or advanced Excel skills
  • Relevant accounting qualification

What we offer:

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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