Operational Accounting Specialist - Senior Consultant

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
23 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022
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The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Consultant within the Accounting, Compliance & Reporting - Finance Operate team.

Our Finance Operate team consists of specialists based across Australia and New Zealand that provide operational finance support, management accounting and management reporting services to a portfolio of clients, ranging from high growth startups, through to multinational and listed entities.

As a Senior Consultant in our team you will support our clients with their accounting and reporting obligations, manage the timely delivery of services and work with a team of likeminded enthusiastic professionals operate an effective finance function for clients. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your practical accounting experience, enhance your project management skills as well as build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities
  • As a financial operations specialist, you will support our clients with their outsourced accounting and reporting obligations
  • Work with our transaction processing team to ensure timely delivery of client services
  • Assist with financial planning and analysis procedures and the preparation of management reports
  • Drive the budgeting, forecasting and analysis process for your portfolio of clients
  • Identify areas of improvement for our clients and assist with the design and implementation of solutions
  • Work with national and multinational clients, to deliver quality services and support the management team to grow the business through key strategic initiatives including operational excellence, market expansion, talent development, client leadership and business transformation
  • Perform data analytics and bring insight to client financial information

Skills and attributes for success
  • 5 years' experience in a public accounting role focusing on the delivery of outsourced financial services, with experience in month-end procedures and management reporting
  • CA or CPA qualifications
  • Ability to work effectively either as an individual or member of a team and relate effectively with staff on all levels
  • Experience in Microsoft Navision and Yardi essential
  • Strong commercial acumen and a solid understanding of financial processes
  • Proactive and able to identify and resolve problems, with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Thrive in a fast moving, high pressure environment

Ideally, you'll also have
  • Experience with common accounting packages (MYOB, Xero, Sage, NetSuite etc)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Spotlight and PowerBI
  • Experience in automation and data analysis
  • Experience in the real estate industry and trust accounting highly desirable
  • Skillsets other than those in financial operations that would compliment our client services would be advantageous

What we offer

  • Success as defined by you : We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Continuous learning : personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you'll develop the mindset and skills you'll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture : You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

At EY, you'll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

The sponsored approver for this role is Ernst & Young Services Trust Ltd.

Regarding this role, the minimum salary is $81,500 AUD (Including 10% superannuation)

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broaderpublic.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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