EY India.

Assurance - FAAS - FP&A Optimization

EY India.
Noida, India
Competitive salary
10 Nov 2023
10 Dec 2023
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Position Summary

Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) professionals provides advisory services including Accounting and regulatory support for accounting change and special matters, accounting processes and controls support.

We are looking for an experienced professional to join EY FAAS team to help drive growth and manage delivery teams, bring subject matter expertise around FP&A solution of our FAAS services.

The candidate should be competent to manage a portfolio of clients and be responsible for the timeliness and quality of the work as per EY Global Standards for our FAAS team. While the position will be based out of our Gurugram or Bengaluru or Mumbai offices, the individual will be responsible for supporting EY practices and clients across the Global Market. Also, the individual will be required to travel to other countries (short-term) for executing the client engagements, as necessary and applicable.

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior will collaborate with Manager during engagements covering a broad spectrum of FP&A areas. The individual will be responsible for the following tasks:

A. Core FP&A experience:
• Experience in designing/managing budgeting process incl. Zero based budgeting solution and developing bottoms-up budgets/planning for a BU/Division
• Expertise in costing and profitability modelling, including ABC (Activity-Based Costing), LCC (Life Cycle Costing), and target costing
• Hands on experience in compilation of monthly financials (P&L, B/S, C/F), analyse trends in P&L items to identify issues and risks or opportunities for financial plan/forecast
• Hand-on experience in independently managing forecasting process using methods like Rolling forecast
• Expertise in financial analysis for various what if- scenarios and sensitivity analysis and the overall impact to the business units or divisions
• Hands-on experience in managing processes like allocations, monthly or quarterly finance performance reviews, facilitate planning and forecasting processes and helps in developing KPIs to monitor the performance against strategic objectives
• Prior experience with drafting process documents or SOPs for FP&A function

B. Transformation & Strategy:
• Ability to understand process gaps in areas like Budgeting, forecasting or actual reporting and suggest on the improvement opportunities
• Conduct current and future state process mapping and help identify improvement opportunities
• Conduct current state assessment and Fit-gap analysis for business processes and systems
• Assist in managing large-scale, multi-year transformation initiatives involving operating model redesign, process optimization, and technology-enabled transformations
• Assist in developing a comprehensive and strategic plan for FP&A transformation, ensuring its alignment with organizational goals
• Assist in formulating implementation plans to achieve the FP&A strategy, encompassing process enhancements, technology adoption, Business Requirement Document, and talent management, while considering the end-to-end implications and dependencies
• Assist in Requests for Quotations (RFQs), preparing proposals, and actively participating in client discussions

C. Analytical Solutions:
• Facilitate application design sessions related to data model, business rules, reports, and security
• Ability to navigate through function design map to technical design document and understand key requirements
• Hands-on support / experience in managing implementation projects covering analytical tools like SAP SAC, Anaplan, Tagetik, Lucanet or any other EPM solutions

D. Project, Stakeholder and People management:
• Possess good project management skills, including scoping and planning projects, structured thinking, and pro-active identification and resolution of risks
• Ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, and industry standards
• Overseeing/assist Manager's in engagement planning, budgeting, execution, and management
• Ability to manage a team of consultants and build/establish credibility as a trusted advisor with clients or Internal stakeholders

Qualifications, skills, and experience

To qualify, candidates must have:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
• Candidates with a minimum of 3-6 years of relevant experience in FP&A

Experience in the following areas:
• Strong understanding of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) processes, methodologies, and best practices
• Proven experience in assisting FP&A transformation initiatives, including driver-based forecasting, process automation, and strategic operating model design
• Familiarity with innovative enabling technologies used in FP&A, such as advanced analytics, data visualization, and financial planning software
• Excellent project management skills, including scoping, planning, and risk identification and resolution
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to effectively troubleshoot and resolve issues
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and effectively engage stakeholders
• Strong executive presence and ability to interface with all levels of management (EY and clients)
• Willingness and ability to travel approximately 50% to 80% of the time

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