Assurance - Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Senior Associate

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MY
Competitive remuneration package
29 May 2024
29 Jun 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Join Financial Accounting Advisory Services within Assurance and you will assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business. You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that accelerate analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance function.

The opportunity

The Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team works with businesses and finance teams to address the risks of accounting, financial reporting and regulatory issues. FAAS teams serve as trusted advisors, both practical and innovative, to help our clients navigate through accounting and financial reporting challenges driven by the changing economic and regulatory environment.

You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Your key responsibilities

As a FAAS Senior Associate, you’ll be a key member of the team, committed to supporting FAAS executives in building and maintaining relationships with clients and other service lines in EY. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge the status quo and provide alternative viewpoints. Leveraging off our delivery tools and service enablers, you’ll assist to plan and execute projects and play a key role in the successful delivery of services to our clients.

As the market develops and financial reporting requirements evolve at a rapid rate, there has also been an increasing focus on technology or digital innovations to unlock potential as well as further optimise the finance operations in this changing environment.

We are looking for Senior Associate to join our team in executing assignments related to:

  • Finance process improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness, including re-engineering of processes and providing advice on opportunities for automation
  • Audit or audit remediation to improve the quality and timeliness of financial reporting
  • Adoption of new accounting standards to drive compliance to reporting requirements

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform review and analysis to identify improvement opportunities related to finance processes, automation, controls and governance. This includes identifying and organising findings from the review, analysing their root causes, providing solutions to the findings as well as supporting the implementation of proposed solutions
  • Leverage on analytical or digital techniques to perform analysis to drive value and provide meaningful business information effectively, including highlighting potential areas of non-compliance or anomalies
  • Assess the requirements of accounting standards, the corresponding change impact and implementation considerations for clients
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of project delivery as well as business development related activities
  • Engage and establish relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels, consistently deliver quality work products and client services
  • Develop and maintain long term client relationships and networks, develop relationships with members across EY practices to serve client needs

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field / ACCA affiliate
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in professional services environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Completed the designated number of any professional accounting papers i.e. ACCA, CPA, MICPA, ICAEW
  • Possess accounting technical capabilities and competency related to process improvement, familiar with enabling technology and innovations for finance function
  • Knowledge of new developments in the financial accounting and advisory services capabilities, stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the clients’ businesses

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What we offer

EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience, where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements(FWA), where this may be needed, guided by our FWA Policy. 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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For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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