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EY APAC FSO Core Business Services (CBS) Finance Lead in Philippines

APAC FSO Core Business Services (CBS) Finance Lead

Core Business Services

Requisition # PHI0050T

Post Date Apr 22, 2021

This is a great opportunity to be a part of the APAC Finance Advisory Center (FAC).The FAC is a joint initiative between Finance and Global Delivery Services (GDS) to deliver high value finance advisory roles spanning the Planning, Budgeting and Finance Analysis (PBFA), Markets Finance and Controlling functions.You will be leading the Core Business Services (CBS) Finance function and this will be part of the PBFA domain.

The opportunity

As the APAC Financial Services Organization (FSO)’s Finance Lead for Core Business Services (CBS) you will be the financial advisor to the FSO Region Finance as well as function leaders. Example of functions : Brand Marketing & Communications, Business Development, Talent, Information Technology, Risk Management etc . This role provides management information, financial analysis and insight on the indirect expenses, planning cycle management, forecasting, modelling, managing various ad hoc projects and leading the finance and business initiatives in support of the CBS functional leaders.

Your key responsibilities

You will be a Trusted Business Advisor in managing key stakeholder relationships (Region Finance leadership, , Region Finance as well as function teams, Area Service Line Finance etc.). The main responsibilities will include

  • Leading the APAC FSO CBS Finance function and supporting the Financial Planning cycle (Financial Plan, Forecast) processes regarding the firm’ indirect expenses, including reinforcing key operating assumptions, challenging Plan integrity and alignment with agreed targets, and providing reporting & analysis for review and approval by relevant leadership.

  • Performing analytical review and provide financial modeling and analysis services to function leaders in support of business planning and operational decision-making.

  • Reviewing the monthly management reports and explain the indirect cost related variances with insightful business reasons. These include service line owned direct expenses as well as common functional expenses.

  • Collaborating with the functions as well as other Finance teams (Controlling) to ensure a timely month-end close as well as accrual of expenses. Coordinate on the recharge and allocation of shared costs.

  • Supporting and executing Global Finance policies regarding indirect costs accounting and reporting

  • Providing support and manage CBS run initiatives as well as Finance run initiatives such as cost transparency, Mercury/SAP implementation etc. Taking ownership of meeting the various deliverables on time and ensure outputs align to the objectives set at the Regional, Area and Global levels.

  • Act as counsellor and coach to the CBS PBFA professionals as required, supporting development and demonstration of Trusted Business Advisor competencies of the team.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or equivalent.

  • Membership of accredited professional accounting bodies (CPA / ACCA / CIMA etc.).

  • At least 10-12 years experience in finance related roles (mainly Financial Planning & Analysis) of which at least 4 years in a managerial role.

What we look for

  • Positive attitude coupled with excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong technical skills with the ability to analyze problems, design and implement solutions independently.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a matrix organization structure

  • Team oriented approach, with flexibility regarding tasks undertaken and the ability to prioritize several conflicting demands to meet exacting deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, presentation and client advisory skill.

  • Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural and diverse environment and flex style as appropriate.

  • Strong spoken and written English

  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills - ability to manipulate and draw trends from large amounts of data.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package which includes career development as well as vacation and other statutory benefits. We have a robust learning environment wherein you can enrich your knowledge on multiple faculties. EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and 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.

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