EY Financial Reporting Manager in London, United Kingdom

Financial Reporting Manager

Core Business Services

Requisition # LON00EMZ

Post Date Sep 24, 2018

Finance provides a wide range of services such as financial and statutory reporting, planning and budgeting, financial analysis and advice, Markets support, transaction processing and billing, compliance and tax support (including risk management and reporting services). With 5,500 people around the world, we are transforming to become a globally integrated, world-class function. We are doing this by streamlining our services and moving away from operational tasks, so people can spend more time providing valuable insights as trusted advisors to the business.

Job summary:

Technically strong, professional accountant sought for internal finance role providing technical accounting advice to internal stakeholders.

The Global External Reporting Team in London is part of the central finance function that supports the EY network across the globe. The team is responsible for preparing statutory accounts, including consolidations, for the UK EY firm and Global EY entities. The team also provides technical accounting advice to global finance leadership in support of decisions impacting the EY network. The team’s position within the global finance function gives team members exposure to senior management in the UK and globally and results in a variable and wide-ranging workload. The team is motivated, friendly and supportive and well-regarded within finance.

Whilst this is not a client facing team, being part of EY will give the successful candidate the opportunity to develop in an industry role with the support of a vast network of experienced finance professionals not readily available outside of the professional accounting firm industry.

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Reporting Manager to join the team to focus on statutory reporting and technical accounting issues arising within the team, including providing advice and recommendations to senior leadership and liaising with external auditors. The role is ideally suited to someone wishing to make their first move out of an audit background into a more specialist financial reporting role.

Key responsibilities (analytical/decision making/supervisory):

  • Identification and resolution of IFRS technical accounting issues

  • Interpretation of circumstances and IFRS standards together with application of judgement to determine recommendations

  • Preparation of technical memos including liaison with with auditors to ensure agreement on accounting treatments

  • Preparation of reports for senior management including making recommendations of proposed treatment

  • Preparation/review of consolidations

  • Preparation/review of financial statement disclosures

  • Liaising with a broad spectrum of other team members including tax, legal, internal technical experts and other internal functions

  • Identification and resolution of IFRS technical accounting issues

  • Ad hoc projects, analysis and reporting

Knowledge, skills and experience requirements:

  • Technically strong with excellent understanding of IFRS.

  • Analytical and logical mindset

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively across countries and with senior management

  • Proactive, and can operate independently

  • Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to build networks with a broad spectrum of other people

  • Ability to influence and persuade

  • Commercial awareness and appreciation of the impact of accounting decisions on other aspects of the business

  • Ability and commitment to work under pressure, including willingness to longer hours at peak times

  • Attention to detail

  • Flexibility and ability to juggle several demands at once

  • Team player

Qualifications, certifications and education requirements:

  • ACA qualified accountant with 2 years PQE

  • Degree qualified