Commercial Finance Manager (Global Account Finance Advisor) - UK&I Commercial Finance Manager (Global Account Finance  …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jun 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jun 19
Commercial Finance Manager (Global Account Finance Advisor) - UK&I
This is a high profile role working with Senior Leadership to drive our overall growth strategy for two of EY's global accounts. Acting as a trusted advisor, you will help navigate the business through the complexities of managing global accounts and translating financial data into commercial terms. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager who is looking to take the next step up in their career. Read on to find out more!

The opportunity

The Global Account Financial Advisor (GAFA) is a finance professional with robust knowledge and experience that is dedicated to one or more of the most complex global accounts serviced by EY. The GAFA will provide insight into the account's global financial performance as well as forward thinking modelling and advice to support financial decisions. Additionally, the GAFA will introduce implementation frameworks for key financial processes in order to optimize global performance while providing a clear view of the account performance to Account, Regional and Finance Leadership teams.

Your key responsibilities

In this role you will be delivering margin modelling and advising the Global Client Service Partner on the financial aspect of account's strategic planning process, along with continually monitoring and measuring the financial success of their strategy. You will also be considered a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues and as you build your knowledge and experience, you'll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Skills and attributes for success
  • Ability to assimilate large data sets and translate that into commercial terms on a global scale
  • Acting as a trusted business advisor including providing a clear and insightful point of view, demonstrating forward and flexible thinking and challenging business assumptions
  • Pro-actively developing global networks and demonstrate understanding of the global organization and landscape in which our clients operate.
  • Ability to provide account teams with a clear understanding of the impact / benefit of applying Master Service Agreements (MSA), rate cards and other client procurement requirements on the largest and most complex pursuits to achieve the best margin outcome
  • Demonstrated experience on advising of financial performance and forecast expectations against revenue plan throughout the year, with insights and recommendations to achieve optimal financial performance

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong financial acumen and the ability to understand commercial drivers of account performance
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and articulate manner
  • Proven ability to build credibility and trust with senior stakeholders across various regions
  • Proactive approach to work and the ability to anticipate the needs of the business and deliver accordingly

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Experience of working in finance or operations within a professional services or consultancy environment
  • A recognised global accounting qualification (or PQE considered)

What we look for

In additional to the above the candidate needs to be able to quickly build trust with senior stakeholders, communicating with authority and gravitas and have an appetite for working in a dynamic and changing environment

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 b etter 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.

Join us in building a better working world.

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