EY Working Capital Senior – Toronto in ON, Canada

Title: Working Capital Senior – Toronto

Location: CA-ON-Toronto

Job Number: EYT0001V

EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.

Our Working Capital Advisory Services (“WCAS”) group works with private equity firms, as well as corporate entities, to identify value opportunities that exist within a potential acquisition candidate or current portfolio company or business to improve working capital performance. Our Working Capital Advisory Services team works with businesses to identify opportunities to release excess working capital that can be redeployed within the business to fund strategic initiatives or return capital to equity holders.

Our WCAS team currently has a career opportunity for a Senior to support the (“WCAS”) team to identify, win and execute projects (including detailed data analysis, process reviews, client interviews and presentation of findings). The role will involve developing the experience to lead work-streams that analyze business processes to manage Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Inventory.

The candidate will also contribute proactively to the growth of this specialist team by assisting in the pursuit and delivery of client projects, production of a first class deliverable and gaining the skills and experience necessary to progress to a more senior role in the future.

Qualifications:

Responsibilities:

  • A team player, able to build effective relationships with colleagues at all levels, and teams within a variety of structures.

  • Participate on client engagement teams executing WCAS and work with key management and private equity stakeholders to identify sustainable improvements in a business working capital practices.

  • Assess a business' current working capital policies, procedures; identifying root causes that have resulted in current working capital position and developing recommendations to provide management to achieve identified working capital improvements.

  • Synthesize complex working capital and business issues, form initial hypothesis and identify the data required to confirm hypothesis.

  • Analyse information/data, to solve problems and formulate views and conclusions under time pressured situations.

  • Gather, verify and analyse large quantities of information/data, to solve problems and formulate views and conclusions. This will include manipulation both in MS Excel, MS Access and other database tools (e.g. SQL)Present solutions, issues and findings in both a concise written and oral format.

  • Communicate confidently and assuredly both internally (upward, downward and at peer level) and externally when client facing.

  • Participate in preparation of deliverables including reports, proposal documents and presentations.

  • Manage development of self and others, identifying strengths and weaknesses, providing appropriate timely feedback both upward and downward.

  • Identify potential client pursuits through industry targeting and benchmarking exercises

  • Willing to travel to clients across Canada, North America and maybe further when required

You are the type of person who:

  • Demonstrates the ability to break down complex problems in order to identify solutions

  • Demonstrates an enthusiastic and flexible approach, able to work closely with the team, sharing responsibility, seeking ownership and providing support to colleagues at all levels.

  • Demonstrates effective monitoring and reviewing output

  • Ensures quality and consistency of performance in every task performed, whilst working to tight deadlines.

  • Seeks feedback on performance, driving own development and working effectively as a key part of the team.

  • Able to proactively develop internal and external networks

Skills and qualifications

  • University degree

  • A degree of analytical skills is required with comfort of MS Excel and/or MS Access

  • Candidates may possess or be actively pursuing related professional certifications such as PMP, CAPM, ITILv3 Foundations, CISA, CISSP, etc. certification

  • Experience with IT operations based in large enterprise resource planning systems such as JD Edwards, Oracle and SAP

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in consultancy or advisory services would also be beneficial

EY is committed to diversity, accessibility and equity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.