Global Controlling-Accounting Specialist

Ernst & Young LLP
May 21, 2024
Jun 12, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
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Job Title: Senior Account Specialist

Position Summary: Senior Account Specialists would be an integral part of the CAM support team. Country Accounting Manager (CAM) is the Finance Relationship Owner (FRO) for statutory reporting for the respective Country Managing Partner(s) (CMP). The CAM support team provide support to the CAM in managing all statutory and regulatory accounting requirements of the operations for the country / countries under their area of responsibility.

Essential Functions of the Job:
  • The Country Accounting Manager Support Team assist the CAM in providing financial input to the Country Leaders
  • Should have excellent knowledge of the key controlling processes including: audit support, accounting, corporate finance, tracking budget and expenses and analysing data
  • Support the CAM in Partner related matters
  • Produce and analyse financial statements, including commentary suitable for use at board level
  • Produce and communicate concise and clear financial information for use in decision making
  • Own and proactively manage the balance sheet
  • Work across multiple functions and geographies to ensure compliance with relevant tax and regulatory requirements
  • Support and proactively engage with the external audit team to ensure that audit queries are dealt with appropriately
  • Work with the General Ledger team to ensure correct processing of transactions and deliver accurate and timely month end accounting closes
  • Perform critical account reconciliations, generate financial statement for management and statutory purposes
  • Ensure that financial transactions are booked in compliance with EYs accounting policies
  • Work across the team to ensure that group transactions are reflected accurately in each entity's financials
  • Support ad-hoc projects

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  • Production of key management information and analysis to be used by leadership in the decision-making process
  • Forecast and track deviation to expected results

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Controllership processes, developing standards, audit, accounting, corporate finance, developing budgets, tracking budget expenses, analyzing information, performance management
  • High proficiency in managing full local statutory compliance process for selected country / region
  • Prior hands on experience with consolidations inside a complex legal entity structure with foreign subsidiaries
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of ensuring accuracy in all levels of financial reporting
  • Able to work in a self-sufficient manner, operating across multiple priorities to defined timelines
  • Demonstrates the ability to challenge assumptions and decisions in an appropriate manner
  • Highly motivated professional with a strong personal and professional ethic, integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Must be an analytical thinker, comfortable taking initiative in situations where thought leadership is either absent or unclear
  • Open minded and culturally sensitive; well-structured and self-driven work approach; innovation driven

Understanding of the business:
  • Understands NextWave strategy and applies constantly to analyse and advise on financial performance
  • Knowledgeable of EY capabilities and services

Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Must be willing to develop as a leader with a view to future supervisory opportunities

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate and/or professional certification in a business related subject matter (i.e. Accounting, Finance) is required to perform this position.

  • 4-7 years of professional experience in Finance, Accounting or Controlling
  • Experience in or knowledge of accounting within a professional services environment, including compliance and reporting
  • Strong experience with creating and analyzing financial statements
  • Strong experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process

Certification Requirements:
  • CA/ CPA or other professional certification is helpful.

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