Manager, Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS)-
Ernst & Young Global Limited
Saskatoon, SK, CA
13h ago

From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands,our clients count on reliable financial statements, information and processesto inform their ongoing strategies.

More than ever, business is aboutinterpreting and reacting to complex data and they look to us for advice andservices they can trust every time.

You’ll use your professional skills andexperience to make it happen, so whether you’re looking for a long-term, or areinterested in progressing on to other areas, this is a great place to be.

The opportunity

EY's Financial Accounting Advisory Services Systems, Processes &Analytics (FAAS-SPA) group specializes in advising Finance leaders on relevantand emerging issues and trends within the Finance function.

Central to theeffectiveness of the Finance function is its ability to partner with internaland external stakeholders to drive critical business insights and supportstrategic decision making and growth.

We understand the evolving role of theCFO and the Finance function, and work with our clients to automate andstreamline efficiency, control, and compliance functions, while simultaneouslyimproving the value Finance provides to the organization.

We assist our clientswith business and internal finance performance improvement initiatives byproviding business advisory services that result in the achievement ofmeasurable benefits in financial and operational effectiveness, controls, andstrategic decision making.

FAAS SPA focuses on three main areas including :

Systems and processes

We support our clients in designing, implementingand managing financial processes & controls that support the efficientservice delivery and drive leading finance function performance. Servicesinclude :

  • Process reengineering and robotics processautomation
  • Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • Optimization of internal control and compliancefunctions
  • Transforming the role of Finance
  • Performance management / measurement

    We partner with our clients inunderstanding the costs of processes, activities, products / services, customers,etc. through process mapping, cost accounting, and value chain analyses.

    We also design, define, and implementperformance metrics to provide business insights and support executivedecision-making, including more accurate and valuable business plans &budgets.


    Our analytics team supports CFO’s decision-making processes by improvingdata integrity and quality and the effective deployment of analytics tools andcapabilities.

    These are central to providing timely and actionable informationupon which to base management decisions, such as staffing levels, product andservice mix, channel effectiveness, and assess business cases.

    Your keyresponsibilities

  • Lead client consulting engagements looking at an organization’s internal finance and accounting processes and advising clients on solutions to increase processing efficiency, drive automation or reengineer existing processes to better align with future state target operating models
  • Lead business development initiatives including service offering and proposal development
  • Take responsibility for managing the financial and commercial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees, ensuring compliance with EY practices / policies, and communicating issues to project leaders
  • Build strong internal relationships within FAAS and across EY’s service lines including Advisory, Assurance, Tax, and Transaction Services
  • Develop people through effective coaching, supervision, and mentoring, providing feedback to staff re client projects and the consulting profession
  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining, and training Finance & Performance Management professionals
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills
  • To qualify for the role youmust have

    We are looking forindividuals with both subject matter knowledge and the soft skills necessary tobe an effective team player and business advisor, be comfortable learning, andgain the confidence of our clients.

  • Strong academic record including a bachelor’s degree in Business or Commerce or a related field
  • 5-8 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience
  • Basic knowledge of or experience with major applications such as SAP, Oracle / PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, MFG Pro, Extensity, etc.
  • Knowledge and / or work experience on core finance processes including closing the books, record to report, plan-to-perform, order-
  • to-cash, and procure-to-pay

  • Strong analytical skills, with knowledge and / or work experience in Data Analytics
  • Project management, encompassing all stages of the project life cycle, from assessment through design and implementation support, as well as change management
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to think critically, identify creative solutions outside of the box, and thrive on new challenges
  • Dedication to teamwork and leadership, with experience in managing and / or mentoring junior staff and providing direction to team members
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
  • A high level of motivation and a self-starting attitude
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A professional designation and / or qualification, such as MBA, CPA (or equivalent), and / or relevant Developer Certifications.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA (or equivalent)

  • Experience in one or more of cost accounting, performance measurement, process improvement and re-engineering, and financial analysis OR
  • Relevant knowledge or experience with data extraction and transformation software, such as VBA, Alteryx, ACL, MS SQL Server, Teradata, and SQL SSIS OR
  • Relevant knowledge of analytics tools including BI / data visualization, OBIEE, Blackline, Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire, MicroStrategy - MS Power BI etc. OR
  • Relevant knowledge of RPA software platforms including Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, UiPath, WorkFusion, Pegasystems etc.
  • and / or other relevant AI and machine learning toolsets OR

  • Relevant knowledge of emerging blockchain technologies and business applications
  • All ofour consultants must be willing to travel frequently on short notice to meetclient needs; while our projects are concentrated in our local market, we maybe called on to serve clients across North America

    What working at EY offers

    At EY, our Total Rewards packagesupports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built onhigh-performance teaming -

    where everyone can achieve their potential andcontribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients andour communities.

    It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards forbeing a great place to work.

    Weoffer a competitive compensation package where you’ll berewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring toour business.

    In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide whichbenefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundationfor your future.

    Our Total Rewardspackage includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dentalcoverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plusfirm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout theyear, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province ofresidence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to supportyour physical, financial and social well-

    being. Plus, we offer :

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning 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
  • 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 tobuild a better working world.

    That starts with a culture that believes ingiving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make thingsbetter.

    Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experiencelasts a lifetime. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continuallystrives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring anddeveloping the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the bestemployer by 2020 a reality.

    If you can confidentlydemonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon aspossible. Make your mark.

    Apply today. EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage allqualified candidates to apply.

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