EY Manager - Assurance in Tamil Nadu, India

Title: Manager - Assurance

Location: IN-Tamil Nadu-Chennai

Job Number: CHE0012H

Position summary:

As a GDS Assurance Manager, the individual should be a qualified accountant with excellent leadership skills. The incumbent gets an excellent opportunity to work virtually or directly with the engagement teams across Americas and Europe, and develop knowledge of international accounting and assurance principles.


Primary responsibilities

  • Support a portfolio of engagements, by leading a team of Assistant Managers, Seniors and Associates

  • Ensure the team delivers timely and high-quality work, as per EY methodology and in line with the engagement team’s expectations

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of EY methodology in service delivery and supporting various quality projects, such as pre-issuance reviews, assurance quality reviews, efficiency projects and others

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with key engagement team counterparts, such as Assurance executives based in Americas or Europe

  • Develop an understanding of EY Risk Management procedures, and ensure that these are embedded into the engagement team’s work

  • Work closely with the engagement team to transition new engagements and services to GDS Assurance while maintaining the highest levels of quality of service

  • Proactively discuss work flow management with the engagement teams, allocating resources to the assigned work and monitoring performance against standards. Monitor utilization for one’s team, budget to actuals, and other operational matters

  • Demonstrate professionalism, competence and clarity of communication when dealing with GDS and engagement teams

  • Establish expectations regarding value to be delivered to the respective aligned GDS or engagement teams

  • Identify opportunities to improve the scope of work for GDS Assurance

  • Standardize assurance processes along with leveraging best practices across one’s aligned engagements or beyond

  • Help team members grow by encouraging them to actively contribute to the team

  • Lead by example, delegate work successfully and develop and maintain high performing teams

  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback and training.

  • Use technology and tools to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery

  • Contribute to technical and soft-skills training to continually develop the team’s skills

  • Actively participate in organizational initiatives, such as recruitment, diversity and inclusiveness, trainings, and others.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • A qualified chartered accountant or CPA with over 6 years of experience

  • Knowledge of Indian and International accounting and auditing standards (IFRS | UK GAAP | USGAAP)

  • Effective interpersonal, risk management, facilitation and presentation skills

  • Project management, leadership, coaching, counselling and supervisory skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Ability to build a positive work culture and live up to the EY values

  • Ability to quickly form strong working relationships with colleagues within and outside India

Industry Sector Requirement

  • FS industry experience is an added advantage for GDS Assurance - Bangalore

  • Non-FS industry experience is an added advantage for GDS Assurance – Chennai & Gurugram

  • Audit experience from MNC or larger domestic Indian companies, preferably within a shared service environment