Senior Consultant, Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Competitive salary
07 May 2021
11 May 2021
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At EY, our purpose is to Build a Better Working World. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence within the capital markets and economies all over the world. We empower our people to develop the right mindsets and skills to navigate what's next, become the transformative leaders the world needs, pursue careers as unique as they are and build their own exceptional EY experiences. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

The opportunity

From small businesses to some of the world's best-known brands, our clients need commercially sound, practical and technical compliant accounting solutions; reliable financial statements; timely, reliable and insightful information; and efficient and effective processes to underpin their current business activities and inform their ongoing strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting complex data to extract relevant insights to more efficiently manage business risks and capture strategic opportunities - and they look to us for advice and services they can trust.

Our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) Practice partners with Chief Finance Officers, their finance teams and wider areas to create long-term value, trust and confidence within their organisations. As a Senior Consultant you will combine your commercial experience, regulatory knowledge, and expertise in financial accounting, to contribute to outcomes related to financial reporting, finance process improvement, budgeting, costing, major transactions and financial due diligence both domestically and internationally.

This role could see you support a broader team in:
  • Financial and regulatory reporting
  • Budget development and estimate preparation
  • Financial accounting advice on new policies, business cases and capital infrastructure projects
  • Interpreting international accounting standards
  • Automation, digitisation and improvement of financial processes
  • Advising CFOs on financial frameworks and governance
  • Financial data analytics
  • Functional and efficiency reviews

Your key responsibilities

Working directly with a wide range of clients across various sectors, our Senior Consultants operate under the direction of senior personnel and are responsible for:
  • Planning, managing and participating in various engagements
  • Preparing high quality deliverables tailored to client needs
  • Supervising workstreams, small engagements and reviewing work performed
  • Work with other EY locations, service lines and specialists to deliver a fully integrated service offering
  • Building strong relationships with your clients
  • Contributing to the advancement of EY tools and methodologies that empower our people within their roles
  • Developing your understanding of your client's industry sectors, recognising key performance drivers, business trends, and new technical and industry developments
  • Developing client insights, recommendations and/or options through high-quality analysis, EY's proprietary frameworks and/or models and the use of digital tools
  • Contributing to the development of professional literature and thought leadership that addresses contemporary accounting and finance matters in an insightful, practical context to our clients, teams and the accounting professional

Skills and attributes for success

We are seeking:
  • Self-starting, ambitious people that value diversity of thought, excellence in client service and a desire to build a career founded on purpose and teamwork
  • Project management skills with a proven ability to execute under pressure
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to build strong client relationships and cross-service line networks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • People with sharp attention to detail combined with a 'can-do' attitude and a thirst for learning
  • People who are open-minded, coachable and self-aware

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • CA or equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant experience

Ideally, you'll also have
  • A degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major
  • Knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS/AASB)
  • Experience working in a finance team

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. If you're serious about finance advisory and ready to take on some of our clients' most complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Apply now.

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