EY Senior Business and Finance Consultant in Athens, Greece

Senior Business and Finance Consultant


Requisition # ATH000AZ

Post Date Oct 29, 2018

Senior Business and Finance Consultant

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Senior Business and Finance Analyst, you will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile engagements.

We work with a range of large Greek corporate clients across all sectors, as well as financial institutions, often on complex assignments that involve working with colleagues across a variety of disciplines and jurisdictions.

The Opportunity

As part of the team you will have the opportunity to get involved in projects across various industries. For the right candidate there is potential for excellent career progression.As a member of our Advisory team, you will need to create value for our customers through the provision of innovative services, face new and challenging environments and quickly familiarize yourself to new situations.

Our core work ison advising executives in determining the overall vision and strategy of their organizations, understanding the overall strategic objectives of the firm and determining the design and key attributes of the involved functions that will best support these objectives, emphasizing on finance.Your daily activities will focus on providing business and financial advice through targeted data aggregation, analysis and visualization, where flexibility, knowledge, quality and teamwork are key factors. Additionally, our focus of work lies in the areas of enterpriseperformance management, organizational and operational restructuring, as well as business planning, assessing a target company’s finances and business projections, identifying opportunities, risks, sensitivities and potential mitigations, and reporting on these to our clients, their banks, investors and other parties.

Your key responsibilities

  • Support the business analysis andprocessing of financialstatements (including actual figures, budget/forecasts, etc.)

  • Prepare and supervise the development of business plans, benchmarking analysis, and reporting models

  • Determine and assess current financial status by analyzing actual results against with budgets, forecasts, industry trends

  • Prepare the analysis of financial statements in relevant software (MS Excel, BI tool), including the data aggregation, data quality checks and analysis from a critical perspective

  • Prepare business and financial models (using MS Excel) for financial analysis and future looking results

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to managers for final review and present end results to clients

  • Structure finance technical approach and participate in business development activities to current and prospective clients

  • Collaborate in a team-oriented environment and develop innovative approaches to solving technical challenges

Skills and Attributes for success

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact with teams at all hierarchical levels

  • Strong attention to detail with a structured and methodical approach

  • Team working and communication skills

  • Excellent business acumen and commercial awareness

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience in the Finance/Budget/Accounting function of a large corporation

  • Excellent academic background, including a bachelor and a master degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or other related field

  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • A confident and positive attitude, focused on teamwork and communication with colleagues and clients at all levels

  • Excellent computer skills, proficient user of MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint); experience in the use of any BI tool would be desirable

  • Ability to express ideas verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and professional manner (both in Greek and English)

  • Business acumen, targeted at providing tangible benefits to the client, delivered both through an analytic and a synthetic mindset

  • Commitment to providing excellent quality work requiring minimum Manager review

  • Adaptability and agility to change

  • Willingness for continuous learning and development

  • Military obligations fulfilled for male candidates

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous experience in professional services/consulting firm/financial institution

  • Advanced excel skills in developing financial models to support performance analysis will be considered an advantage

  • CFA or similar financial qualification

What we look for

What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. You’ll need to demonstrate enthusiasm, high motivation and passion to develop fast in a multinational working environment. You’ll need to thrive in picking up new skills and talents as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential. If you’ve got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.

Plus, we offer:

  • Plenty of training opportunities

  • A clear path of progression, tailored to your own unique talents and ambitions

  • Exposure to colleagues and senior stakeholders across the business

  • 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.

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 to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.