EY SAP Finance Functional Manager (Assistant Director) in Secaucus, New Jersey

SAP Finance Functional Manager (Assistant Director)

Core Business Services

Requisition # SEC001DW

Post Date May 31, 2018

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Finance team and you will help enable EY client account teams and management to run the business effectively. You’ll help to improve engagement profitability, manage enterprise wide risk and support market development activities. You will support EY planning, reporting and forecasting and analysis, or help EY people manage day-to-day activities, such as managing engagements, process and auditing time and expense or invoice processing. You’ll also work with other parts of our organization, sharing your financial experience and insights to achieve specific goals. You’ll get all the support you need to stay on top of regulations — and the advice and help you‘ll need to meet your own professional goals.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Business Event SAP Specialist

About the Mercury Support Team (MST) and Finance Operations (FO)

Finance Operations (FO) is an internal EY Finance organization that is part of EY’s Global Mercury Support Team (MST) which in turn is jointly owned by business and IT. The FO group helps support several key Finance Products including Mercury (which is EY’s SAP centric platform supporting Customer to Cash processes).

The MST is a centralized and global organization that provides operational support for the Mercury user community. The MST plays an integral governance role in the global Mercury solution and will evolve to work closely with the business to enable the benefit and value to be realized from the investment in Mercury and to set the future direction and technology road map.

About this Role:

Business Event Management is an MST Service that manages the lifecycles encapsulating the EY business events that impact the structure of EY’s financial systems. The team provides advisory services to Global CFOs, Clients, and the Program as trusted business advisors to ensure business events that impact the structure of financial systems are accommodated in a way that drives global consistency in both transactional processing and financial reporting.

The Team also establishes and supports processes to evaluate requests to address changes to organization structures, competencies, and business models; addresses unique business needs for localization by service line and work through exceptions; and maintains the integrity between Mercury and legacy systems.

Responsibilities :

  • Support the Business Events Lead in setting the overall strategy for Business Event Management team

  • Provide comprehensive SAP business and functional support for business events including but not limited to mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, divestitures, and global initiatives

  • Build relationships and act as a trusted business advisor with Service Lines, Clients, Program, Global CFOs, MST team members, downstream global functional owners, global leaders, etc.

  • Provide oversight and architectural direction for configuration that drives global consistency in both transactional processing and financial reporting (e.g. Organizational Designs, Service Codes etc.)

  • Provide expertise and support for the local country representatives and relevant MST teams regarding the Business Events in Mercury (profit center alignment, Managed Services buildout, new businesses, etc.)

  • Participate in the due diligence and compliance processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

  • 8-10 years’ experience supporting SAP Finance solution in a complex global environment

  • Direct experience supporting a large SAP implementation at a global firm

  • Intimate knowledge of EY Service Lines and business structure and the Mercury Solution

  • SAP certification

  • ITIL certification (preferred)

  • Project Management certification (optional)

  • Experience in demand management in a global systems (e.g. SAP) environment

  • Extensive knowledge of software development lifecycle methods, processes, tools and best practices (information systems including finance, procurement, service delivery, CRM, etc.)