FAAS Senior

Baku, AZ
Competitive remuneration package
18 Aug 2022
18 Sep 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Senior, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (“FAAS”)

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

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. Join FAAS and you will work with multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global market perspective. Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) provide advisory services to clients regarding practical application of new standards and accounting regulations and assist in interpretation of, and ensuring compliance with, the effective financial accounting standards.

The opportunity

As a FAAS senior, you will help our clients to meet challenges that their teams are currently facing. You will also assist the clients in improving and implementing efficient reporting processes. Deliver added value services to clients by providing industry insight, “out-of-the-box” ideas and solutions to improve their reporting model and to assist them in applying relevant accounting standards i.e., conversions, implementation of new standards, accounting opinions, etc. At the same time, you will of course manage you own client relationships, being professional in your service to them and ensuring that engagements are executed in accordance with the firm's methodologies and guidance, professional standards and local legal and regulatory requirements. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to progress and help us to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

Your key responsibilities

  • To work closely with colleagues under the supervision of FAAS managers/senior managers and determining whether the work plan is properly executed, documented and concluded in accordance with the firm's methodologies and guidance, professional standards and local legal and regulatory requirements;
  • To consult clients on producing financial statements and further improving financial reporting procedures;
  • To design and develop accounting policies and methodologies complying with existing or new/revised IFRS and statutory accounting standards;
  • To assist clients in implementing financial reporting procedures, enhancing their efficiency and supporting in improvement of financial statement closing process;
  • To support implementation of accounting systems;
  • To establish and maintain internal and external relationships, supervising junior engagement team members;
  • To ensure everyone on the team fully understands the client's business needs and expectations to develop client deliverables that are client-focused, clear, accurate and well-presented;
  • To ensure work is delivered in a timely manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • To help creating a positive learning culture by coaching and counseling junior team members and assisting them to develop.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Participating in development and discussion of IFRS and other new accounting standards and amendments to legislation, studying their practical impact on clients;
  • Negotiating with clients and advising on complicated issues;
  • Analyzing accounting policies used for preparation of financial statements;
  • Working with various clients, providing practical solutions on complicated accounting issues and mandatory reporting;
  • Working with clients' personnel to prepare financial statements and assist them in developing financial information and improving reporting processes;
  • Studying technical issues and development of reference materials for clients and EY employees, that form part of intellectual capital of our company and are one of the most important factors in development of our innovative potential;
  • Implementing projects in compliance with high quality standards;
  • Providing operational advice to clients and EY employees on technical issues;
  • Participating in business development and other marketing activities aimed at developing the FAAS practice.

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • Higher education in Finance/Audit/Economics/Accounting;
  • Relevant work experience of at least 2-3 years as an accountant/finance professional in finance and accounting department (preferably in various industries) or in audit / consulting (preferably in Big Four or Big Ten);
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and Azerbaijani;
  • Student/Member of ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFA or any other equivalent certification;
  • Knowledge of IFRS;
  • General understanding of ERP systems;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills;
  • A desire to focus on technical accounting and develop your knowledge and skills in this space.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Understanding of Quality and Risk Management (“Q&RM”) procedures;
  • Basic project management skills, advanced written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in preparing and auditing financial statements, local GAAP to IFRS conversion/transition, consolidation and reporting;
  • Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.

What we offer

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 Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, a minimum of three weeks of vacation, and 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.

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

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The deadline for submission of applications is 30 May, 2022.

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