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EY Financial Analysis Advisor - Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analysis Advisor - Atlanta

Core Business Services

Requisition # ATL004Y2

Post Date 6 days ago

In today’s fast-changing world, our clients’ needs are increasingly complex and the services we offer are evolving rapidly to meet them. Our internal Finance function is continually evolving as well. Our global Finance mission is to provide complete, accurate, consistent, timely and insightful financial and operational information/advice that helps build a better working world and achieve our EY strategic ambitions.

Finance provides a wide range of services. Our Markets Finance team proactively supports our client servers on complex account decisions, annual planning, financial performance management through the year, engagement margin improvement and investment decisions.

The opportunity

Joining EY as a Mercury Business Advisor provides you with an excellent opportunity to enter the firm in our internal Core Business Services (CBS) division, as a finance professional, while also gaining exposure to our external client facing service lines of the firm (Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Strategy and Transaction).As a valued member of the Finance team you’ll have the opportunity to ensure high standards of financial management are achieved, by acting as a trusted business advisor to your assigned portfolio of Partners (senior leaders of our client serving teams).

After spending a few years becoming a trusted advisor to your portfolio of Partners, you can explore and grow into other roles in keeping with your career goals. EY is determined to give you additional resources to help you build the career that is right for you. Those resources include assigning you a Counsellor, an open culture to communicate freely across the firm with other professionals, and numerous learning resources to help you sharpen the skills necessary for your career.

Your key responsibilities

As a Mercury Business Advisor, Senior Associate, you’ll advise and support our client serving teams to effectively manage their external client projects (engagements) from a financial performance perspective. There are two main components of your role: providing impactful, proactive outreach to client serving teams to ensure a financial performance focus on each engagement, and on-demand financial advisory support throughout the engagement life cycle. You’ll be assigned based on service line and will provide support either in person or virtually in a time zone conducive environment.

Through extensive training, you’ll be expected to possess end-to-end Mercury system (SAP finance system) process and policy knowledge. You’ll play a key role to provide the right advice to client serving teams to make the best use of Mercury in order to effectively manage and achieve targeted financial engagement metrics.

You’ll be assigned a book of business of intermediate complexity to help senior executives with engagement analysis, proposing pricing strategies, and analyzing budgets against actual figures. You'll also advise on the billing strategies for assigned clients. As well as being the main contact for client related financial analysis and advice, you'll also help EY’s executives comply with EY finance and quality policies.

Through your strategic approach, and your ability to influence others, you'll provide meaningful analysis and make strong recommendations, to help executives achieve their financial goals for each client.

  • Leverage and analyze reporting to identify root causesand consults with client serving teams on how to adjust and improve theirengagement metrics; advise and resolve issues through book of businessreviews to achieve maximum operational excellence

  • Facilitate training for client serving teams on Mercuryeffective system usage and financial management practices

  • Contribute to continuous improvement by sharingknowledge and leveraging leading practices

  • Manage user lack of knowledge / frustration and directsthe interaction to the best outcome, flexing personal style where needed

  • Strong ability to identify financial anomaliesand trends, and then advise leadership on financial strategies that willultimately impact business decisions

  • Strong ability to build rapport andprofessional relationships

  • Highly effective at virtual teamingand influencing skills when partnering with people of all levels of the firm

  • Excellent listening skills toprovide focused advice, combined with the ability to apply judgment andseek guidance when escalation to a functional expert is appropriateLogical approach to problemsolving

  • Ability to manage timeeffectively to serve all your assigned Partners, and recognize when extraeffort/time is needed to produce optimal outcomes

  • Strongproficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word programs as well as the abilityto learn new applications quickly

  • The ability to adapt quickly tochange and act as an effective change agent

To qualify for therole, you must have

  • 2+years of experience in a clientdriven professional environment in a financial capacity conducting analysis andproviding recommendations around analysis

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study (finance,accounting) or alternatively, equivalent years of experience in finance oraccounting is required to perform this position

  • Excellent English written and verbalcommunication skills

  • The ability toworkadditional hours to successfully maintain a book of business, train others andparticipate in special projects; during the year-end financial close processes,no time off is typically approved in the month of June

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Prior professional servicesexperience in a similar role

What we look for

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

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

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