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EY S4 Finance Function Lead in Auckland, New Zealand

S4 Finance Function Lead


Requisition # AUC0010F

Post Date Oct 28, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

Please note at this time we can only take applications from people who are NZ citizens or residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic and border restrictions.

The opportunity

Our team is based across New Zealand with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The opportunity is for an experienced SAP S4 Finance Function Lead to work with EYs global network and fast growing local technology team to help clients solve business problems.

Our Technology Consulting team has a strong focus on both the private and government sectors and within this we aim to:

  • Provide strategic advice and business integration services for digital/technology enabled transformation

  • Assist organisations with Purpose Led Transformation

  • Provide business with advice on transforming Finance to meet the future business needs including roadmaps from today’s technology to an S4 enabled way of working

  • Provide targeted high value support in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation

  • Assist organisations in implementing the changes in technology and business processes to enable new ways of working

Your key responsibilities

  • Take a leadership role in developing a portfolio of finance transformation assignments enabled by emerging SAP technology and analytics

  • Build relationships with external clients and internal peers by leveraging your experience and networks

  • Lead business development activity including proposals using a variety of medium depending on the client and situation

  • Manage teams to develop projects and deliver high-quality work items including architecture roadmaps

  • Lead stakeholders and clients across the EY network (in New Zealand and internationally)

  • Act as a Finance subject matter expert across industry sectors (depending on your experience, interests and education)

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to take a ‘big picture’ strategic architectural view on Finance as well as being able to work at a detailed Design and functional level

  • Comfortable working and engaging across multiple levels of an organisation including CFO, CIOs, Finance business users and Architects and IT design professionals

  • Willing to stretch and challenge client thinking around new ways of working and how technology can enable their business

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of SAP S4 Finance and experience implementing solutions with clients

  • Able to shift between both business development including work on architecture and strategy roadmaps and hands-on delivery responsibilities

  • Adept at leading projects with clients in a collaborative and result-oriented way utilising both on and offshore teams

  • Deep understanding of traditional SAP Finance and Controlling modules as well as Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)

  • Advanced written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation communication ability

Ideally you will also have

  • 10+ years working with SAP finance including S4 implementation experience

  • Proven team and client leadership and coaching experience

  • Ideally be a qualified Chartered Accountant

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensivepackage can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes;

  • a variety of flexible working andleave arrangements

  • personalisedincluding coaching and support tohelp you build your career andaccess to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrivein the future

  • a range of tools and benefits toguide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career

About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career.

EY is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process for people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application viaor phone + 64 9 300 7044.

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience.It’s yours to build.

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third-party provider.

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