Experienced Senior or Manager Insurance Financial Accounting Advisory

Athens, GR
Competitive remuneration package
24 Jun 2022
24 Jul 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) teams support clients in determining, monitoring and disclosing financial and nonfinancial insights for their stakeholders. FAAS addresses the CFO’s agenda and provides CFOs, controllers, treasurers and audit committees with insights and services to support compliance with evolving financial requirements and help provide transparency and trust in reporting to support better decision-making. We also help to support finance functions with robust financial data analytics and innovation through our tools.

The opportunity:

We are currently seeking a professional with experience in Insurance sector to join the team. In FAAS we work with our clients’ finance teams and wider organization to provide practical, hands-on support and solutions relating to accounting, financial reporting and financial control in times of change or challenge. As a FAAS professional you will have a great opportunity to participate in IFRS 17/9 implementation engagements in large insurance companies and expand your technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge and skills. You will also have the chance to work on different projects and co-operate with other service lines. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the FAAS team during a time of exciting growth. Sounds interesting?

Your key responsibilities:

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. You will provide accounting advisory services encompassing support in the implementation of new Standards (IFRS 17 and IFRS 9); improvement of financial reporting processes such as fast close and business intelligence projects; on call financial reporting advice; support in the re-design of control framework in financial reporting and accounting as a result of the adoption of the new Standards. That means you need to think outside the box, be creative and solutions oriented, challenge existing practices and be adaptable to change. As you build your knowledge and experience, you will become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborating effectively with Senior Managers and Partners at the planning, execution and wrap-up stages of FAAS engagements
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring deliverables are of a high quality according to EY standards
  • Fostering an efficient, innovative and team-oriented working environment by maintaining cooperative relationships that lead to open communications and sharing of information
  • Demonstrating positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork competences, project management skills and high level of self-motivation and desire to exceed expectations
  • Illustrating critical thinking and ability to work in a multi-tasking and results-oriented working environment with keen attention to high quality and details
  • Identifying and communicating relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client
  • Creating presentations and using technology to continually enhance service delivery

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • At least 3 years of working experience in consulting / audit services or a financial accounting/reporting role within a company in Insurance sector with a proven track record of outstanding performance and technical accounting knowledge.
  • Excellent academic background including a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or any quantitative degree.
  • Professional accountancy qualification or working towards gaining one (ACCA, ACA, CFA, SOEL)
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and understanding of accounting logic
  • Ability and comfort in researching technical emerging issues (including regulations and industry practices) and distinct willingness to learn
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Greek and English
  • Flexibility to travel in accordance with client and other job requirements both locally and internationally (travelling is subject to Covid-19 limitations).

Ideally you will also have:

  • Knowledge in IFRS 17 and IFRS 9
  • Experience in implementation engagements
  • Project management skills

What we look for:

We are not just looking for technical accounting experience - we are interested in professionals with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen; professionals who can integrate with and influence clients from a varying range of organizations, as part of a diverse and highly driven team. If you are looking to develop your career within a truly dynamic team, where you will make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.

Working location: Athens

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our rewards package includes a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.

Plus, 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.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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