EY Partner Finance Manager - UK&I in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Partner Finance Manager - UK&I

Core Business Services

Requisition # NEW00LF6

Post Date Sep 05, 2018

This is a hugely varied role suitable for individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment and are stimulated by producing work for the most senior stakeholders. The role demands a solid grounding in traditional finance tasks combined with exceptional IT skills, a desire to provide innovative solutions and excellent attention to detail.

The opportunity

You will support the Head of Partner Finance in the delivery of a consistently high standard of service to all profit sharing Partners of the EY UK and Irish firms. As part of the team with responsibility for administering Partner profits, your role will include ownership of the general ledger accounts which pertain to the Partner profit shares and first line approval of the transactions which underlie this. You will support the annual accounting cycle, with tasks including monthly and annual reconciliation preparation and review, billing, dealing with audit queries, etc. You will also manage the process around the Partner car scheme and link closely with the Firm’s tax team to support the payment of Partner taxes. At times you will be required to work with the wider teams within the firm in statutory accounting, tax and treasury management.

Your key responsibilities

Your priorities will be to ensure a high quality service to the Partners underpinned by a robust finance structure and effective day to day accounting. This will involve oversight of the key processes and supervision of the day to day work executed by the junior team members.

Working with the other Partner Finance Manager, you will divide primary responsibilities, but also be able to cover for each other during periods of holiday and other leave.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Understanding the detail whilst retaining a view of the bigger picture. Equally comfortable working at both levels and switching between the two.

  • Willingness to seek end to end responsibility for all key processes and ability to work closely with the other members of the team to manage and balance workload and offer support

  • Responsive and reliable in handling the many varied queries and information requests from the Partners, internal leadership and other key stakeholders.

  • Strong people and communication skills are a priority as you will be dealing with the highest level stakeholders within the firm.

  • Managing, counselling and developing the more junior team members.

  • Ability to quickly and effectively build relationships within the wider firm and leverage that network to provide the flexible solutions required.

  • Ability to function effectively when under pressure and maintain a positive mind-set

To qualify for the role you must have

  • The role requires you to be a qualified accountant with several years post qualification experience.

  • Strong Excel skills are also a key part of the role as macros and data analysis are central to many tasks assigned.

  • Desire and drive to see things through to their conclusion, taking responsibility for task completion and for following up on outstanding items including influencing others in a positive manner.

  • Skilled in appropriately prioritising tasks and workload within the team to meet the changing needs of the business and respond to ad hoc requests without losing sight of the many tasks arising from the underlying annual cycle.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in a similar environment dealing with senior stakeholders and the ability to flex communications to suit an audience

  • Experience of working within and managing teams

  • A proven track record in dealing with tight deadlines and pressure and demonstrable skills and tactics in dealing with this.

What we look for

Your current or previous role will be finance based. This could be a broader based role than internal finance and could include audit, insurance etc. You will have knowledge and/or experience of management accounts and have excellent numerical reasoning skills. We are looking for you to adopt a flexible mind-set and have the willingness and curiosity to understand the complex processes involved in Partner Finance including the detail at every level of each transaction.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. 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

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.

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