Working to support the Finance Manager group this role provides an excellent opportunity to get involved in month ends, budgets and supporting the various business leaders across the firm. This role is aligned to the Indirect Expenses team based in Newcastle.
The position is a fixed term contract or secondment for 10 months to cover a leave of absence.
Your Key Responsibilities:
Working with the relevant Finance managers to provide financial support and control for a portfolio of CBS functions/ Sub Service lines. This is likely to include:
Preparing, reporting, analysing and providing constructive commentary on weekly, monthly and YTD results
Communicating effectively with the business by sharing and interpreting information that will help to improve business performance
Direct interaction with the CBS Function leaders or Service Line Partner, Director and Manager group to ensure that financial controls are being consistently applied and that unusual or weak performance is identified and challenged
Involvement with the detailed budgeting process
Look for ways to improve our approach and processes
Given the varied exposure, the role may entail travel to other EY offices.
Dealing with ad hoc finance queries
Skills and Attributes for Success:
Confident and able to build strong relationships at management/partner levels
Ability to use your own initiative
Able to challenge and articulate opinions succinctly and persuasively
Commercial approach and ability to demonstrate clear business understanding
Relevant financial experience from an accountancy or internal finance function
Proven analytical skills and strong attention to accuracy and detail
Ability to manage their own time and to manage the expectations of numerous stakeholders
Commitment to developing self, desire to make the role their own
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate financial information across a wide range of users
Good client service skills
To Qualify for the role you must have:
Ability to apply knowledge or take a fresh perspective to solve complex problems and issues that arise
Time and project management skills – able to plan and manage time effectively and flex up and down to deal with key priorities.
Ability to interact well with people at all levels within the firm
Strong IT skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Highly organised with a sound attention to detail and an ability to deliver to deadlines
Part Qualified Accountant who is actively studying with a view to becoming fully qualified
Ideally, you’ll also have:
An enthusiastic, can do approach and be a strong team player
The ability to juggle conflicting demands on time and prioritise effectively
The ability to pre-empt deadlines and pursue colleagues for relevant information
A desire to embrace and drive change whilst identifying and supporting process improvements and demonstrating best practice
Ability to learn new processes and skills quickly
The ability to work well unsupervised and use initiative where required
What we look for:
We are looking for someone with a flexible and “can do” attitude who is not afraid to suggest, and develop new ideas within the Finance teams, embracing technology and change.
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. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
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.