EY Associate in Kochi, India
Requisition # KOC0029C
Post Date 5 days ago
ASA (Account Support Associate) – Associate
The ASA role improves account team efficiency and effectiveness through the performance of key project management and coordination activities.
There are following types of technical services offered by Consulting:
ASA team helps in account coordination, project management, financial analysis, data compliance requirements and other miscellaneous administrative tasks that do not require client-serving technical judgment related to above service lines.
We’re looking for Associates with expertise in accounts support skills to join our ASA Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a leading firm whilst being instrumental in the growth of a new service offering.
Your key responsibilities
To support onshore Account Support Associates and Consulting engagement teams on engagement management and coordination activities, to minimize the time spent by the technical team on those tasks
To enhance the service levels provided by the Consulting technical team by ensuring highest and best use of technical resources, enhancing quality and timeliness of engagement, and standardizing procedures
Assist Onshore ASA / Team with engagement economics matters (e.g., hours/budgets/estimates to complete, fees, billings, reconciliations, Work in process-WIPs); collaborate with Financial Management Associate (FMA)
Work on tools like MMT, EY Delivers and SharePoint etc.
Work with engagement team to book staff on ARMS or Retain per the bi-annual Resource allocation process
Act as a central point of contact for the assigned engagement(s)
Interface regularly with engagement personnel, develop strong working relationships and leverage information gained to anticipate client needs
Be knowledgeable about the services the engagement provides and utilize that knowledge to make suggestions and/or recommendations
Frequent communication and translation with German onshore/ clients required.
Assist with ad-hoc project work at the request of the account teams
Skills and attributes for success
ASAs enhance service delivery by ensuring that deadlines are met, the project is efficiently managed, and there is proactive coordination /communication
Provide support to Consulting technical team members
Assist with matters related to fees and billings, invoicing, budgets
Ensure proper and efficient team communications
Perform non-technical planning and organizational tasks for the account
Ensure that all required documentation is filed and archived
Support efforts to develop and maintain client relationships
Reporting and preparing Dashboards for client team including senior leadership
One-time tasks, ad hoc reporting, etc.
To qualify for the role, you must have
A Graduate, preferably B.Com/BBA/Economics Graduates (No post-graduation experience required)
0-2 years general business experience with an exposure to international work environment would be an advantage
Written and verbal fluency in German (regular interaction required with German counterparts). Previous work exp preferred.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
IT Skills - experience of using MS Office PC based system - Experience with MS Office suite (Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook etc.) and windows-based PC.
Ideally, you’ll also have
Professional, confident and outgoing
Robust and resilient disposition
Ability to function as part of a team
Organised and self-disciplined
Calm and capable of juggling conflicting demands on time and of prioritising effectively
High degree of accuracy
Confident to deal with senior level contacts, internally and externally
What we look for
Strong communication skills
Strong attention to detail even when dealing with routine tasks
Ability to meet tight deadlines
Ability to ensure that work is of a consistently high standard
Ability to multi-task projects and assignments in order of priority
Team player with willing and enthusiastic approach
Excellent interpersonal skills, internally and externally
Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential problems before they arise
What working at EY offers
At EY, we’re dedicated to helping our clients, from start–ups to Fortune 500 companies — and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.
You get to work with inspiring and meaningful projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. We value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. Moreover, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes high quality and knowledge exchange. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, Strategy & transactions and Consulting 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.