EY General Ledger (GL) Accounting System Analyst - Secaucus in Secaucus, New Jersey

Title: General Ledger (GL) Accounting System Analyst - Secaucus

Location: US-NJ-Secaucus

Job Number: SEC001AP

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Finance team and you will help enable EY client account teams and management to run the business effectively. You’ll help to improve engagement profitability, manage enterprise wide risk and support market development activities. You will support EY planning, reporting and forecasting and analysis, or help EY people manage day-to-day activities, such as managing engagements, process and auditing time and expense or invoice processing. You’ll also work with other parts of our organization, sharing your financial experience and insights to achieve specific goals. You’ll get all the support you need to stay on top of regulations — and the advice and help you‘ll need to meet your own professional goals.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Job Summary:

The Financial Accounting Systems Analyst role in the Americas Finance Firmwide Accounting Group (Core Business Services – CBS Service Line) will act as a financial system liaison between the Accounting, Finance and Information Technology teams. You will assist the financial community by maintaining the overall integrity of the general ledger system and managing key journal entries for the completion of the fiscal month / year-end closing process. You will review system configuration related to changing business requirements. You will assist with the statutory calendar year-end (cash books) close. And, you will represent the interests of EY and Americas Finance in meetings with other functional areas.


  • Maintain the overall integrity of the general ledger system, which includes identifying system issues and resolving them with the respective functional and technical module owners

  • Assist with the fiscal month and year-end closings, which includes preparing, reviewing and approving key financial / statistical journal entries

  • Support the Federal Government Services Practice (payroll reconciliations and journal entries preparation) by manually recording the financial metrics into the General Ledger

  • Review system configurations (e.g. chart of accounts) and changes to business rules, to be compliant with EY’s policies and procedures

  • Maintain the payroll interface to the general ledger as business changes arise, and participate in testing and reviewing the impacts to payroll journal entries as needed

  • Assist with the statutory calendar year-end (cash books) close and provide accrual to cash reporting and ad hoc support

  • Provide guidance and assistance to internal clients in analysis, reconciliation, data retrieval, system flow and reporting needs

  • Leverage various reporting and analytical tools for data mining and ad hoc reporting as well as identify areas where efficiencies can be achieved through automation

  • Help integrate, design, upgrade and enhance systems in accordance with the accounting policies, procedures, best practices and reporting structures for new services and offerings to clients

  • Gain an understanding on EY’s culture, business objectives and business needs

  • Work on special projects, as required

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Knowledge of financial accounting systems and applications (such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Business Objects, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel) and key interdisciplinary dependencies

  • Excellent English language skills both written and verbal communication

  • Strong analytical, accounting and problem-solving skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to work with virtual global teams


  • A minimum of 4-6 years related experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or related business discipline, or equivalent work experience

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.