Portfolio Finance Analyst - Core Business Services Finance

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
15 Jan 2021
17 Jan 2021
TheCovid-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 hasbeen transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remoteworking has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connectedwith each other and our clients.

Abetter working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building itevery day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgroundsto 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 Portfolio Finance Analysts within the EY Oceania Markets Finance team to be based in any of our offices across Australia and New Zealand on a flexible, full-time permanent basis.

The Portfolio Finance Analyst (PFA) will be part of an extended global PFA network, focused on improving margin performance and at the forefront of finance and business policies, tools and best practices to effectively support Client Servers (CS). This high-profile role will work with leadership to drive our overall growth strategy for EY's large and complex engagements. Acting as a trusted advisor, you will help navigate the business through the complexities of managing large and complex engagements and translating financial data into commercial terms, providing insight into the account/engagement's financial performance as well as forward thinking modelling and advice to support future financial decisions. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Commercial/Senior Commercial Analyst who is looking to take the next step up in their career.

Your keyresponsibilities
  • The PFA will be50% aligned to a Service Line (SL) and 50% aligned to a key client account andprovide advice and recommendations to key stakeholders, such as partners,client serving teams, operations and finance leaders. A successful PFA willdemonstrate and utilise financial, commercial and consulting skills. The PFAprovides advice tailored to the client serving teams that optimises margin andfinancial management at a pursuit, engagement and portfolio level where theseare complex in nature and material, including:
  • Financialanalysis related to engagement metrics and drivers (including marginimprovement and resource/inventory management)
  • Providing adviceto the Engagement Partner and Client Servers (CS) at the pursuit stage. The PFAis skilled at:
    • advising on commercial outcomes,
    • pricing a range of scenarios for analysis
    • deal reviews,
    • modelling budgets,
    • review of leverage models of staffing mix,
    • review of pricing plans - including rate cardsand discount strategies/buyer behaviours. Help the team to evaluate/analyse themargin impact for new rate card and discount proposals,
    • promoting milestone or scheduled billingopportunities, and
    • performing estimate to complete (ETC) reviews- including probability of meeting milestones, and recoverability of WIP.
  • Team closely withthe Service Line Finance and Operations Leaders to agree their priorities andfocus which are aligned with the business needs, and agreed oversight approach
  • Attends DealReview meetings to discuss the pipeline
  • Link in with therelevant assigned key account team and Business Development (BD) and Marketsteams regarding account strategies, pipeline, and assistance with developingrate cards

Skills and attributes for success
  • A minimum of 3 yearsof experience in a commercial Finance role
  • Experience withusing data visualisation tools such as PowerBI and/or advanced Excel skills
  • Ability tosupport key decision making by synthesising large data sets and translatingthat into commercial terms
  • Acting as atrusted business advisor including providing a clear and insightful point ofview, demonstrating forward and flexible thinking and challenging businessassumptions
  • Pro-activelydeveloping networks and demonstrate understanding of the organization andlandscape in which our clients operate
  • Strong financialacumen and the ability to understand commercial drivers of engagementperformance
  • Demonstratedexperience advising on financial performance and forecast expectations throughoutthe year, with insights and recommendations to achieve optimal financialperformance
  • Ability toprovide engagement teams with a clear understanding of the impact / benefit ofapplying Master Service Agreements (MSA), rate cards and other clientprocurement requirements on the largest and most complex pursuits to achievethe best margin outcome

Ideally, you'll also have
  • Experience inpricing, including review of pricing plans, rate cards and discountstrategies/buyer behaviours
  • Bachelor's degreeand or professional certification in Finance or a related field

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded foryour performance. In addition, our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be tailored to your individual needs,to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that's right for you. Thisincludes;
  • a variety of flexibleworking and leave arrangements
  • personalisedcareerdevelopment including coachingand support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so youcan develop the skills you'll need to thrive in the future
  • arange of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeingthroughout your entire EY career.

About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment tofoster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practicesare equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through ourinclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexibleworking and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility tobuild an exceptional career.

EY is committed to removing barriers andimproving the employment prospects of people with disability. If you requireany 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 38650 7788 (option 1).

We understand the importance of socialdistancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will bemanaged virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing ofEY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

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

Apply now.

Thepreferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by theirexternal third party provider.

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