Associate, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (Financial...


The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.
A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

The opportunity
We are looking for an Associate to join our Melbourne based Financial Accounting Advisory Services Team, specialising in the clients within the Financial Services Office (FSO) industry. This role is offered on a flexible full-time basis. We are seeking a driven and ambitious Associate to play a key role in developing client relationships, supporting highly skilled project teams and delivering a first-class customer experience on high-profile engagements.

The FSO team provides accounting, risk, treasury and other advisory services to audit and non-audit clients and supports other EY services lines in large multi-disciplinary projects. Services include:

  • Accounting - interpretation, application and technical guidance on accounting standards.
  • Treasury – transformation, process improvement (“PI”) and target operating model projects, system implementation, bank accounting restructuring, cash solutions, financial risk management and transaction support
  • Finance Technology – working with clients to implement world-class technology solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance and related functions
  • Assurance and diligence - various assurance and diligence-based engagements undertaking deep-dives on specific aspects of organisations (e.g. credit and treasury)
Your key responsibilities
Support on various engagements working directly with a wide range of clients across several industries in the areas outlined above.
  • Execute projects end-to-end, including defining strategies, solving problems, mentoring junior team members and keeping engagement leaders up to date
  • Work effectively both autonomously and in teams
  • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible
  • Take ownership of, prepare and communicate high quality client deliverables
  • Ensure work is delivered in a timely fashion and in compliance with EY policies
Skills and attributes for success
  • Relevant Bachelor degree and completed professional qualifications relevant to Finance, Risk or Treasury (e.g. CA, CFA or acceptable international equivalent)
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Good understanding of the Financial Services industry, ideally within Australia
  • Advanced business written and spoken English, including excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Some capability in technical finance and risk relevant matters and/or treasury (financial services related, or non-financial services related)
  • Open to travel for work purposes, flexible with work hours to accommodate project deadlines
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • Knowledge of contemporary technology tools such as Alteryx, BluePrism, PowerBI or Tableau
  • Experience in Finance, Risk or Treasury environment
  • Knowledge of current market issues in Australia
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes;
  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements
  • personalised career development including coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrive in the future
  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career
About EY
At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career.

EY is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process for people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone +61 3 8650 7788.
We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
Apply now.
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider. Regarding this role, the minimum salary is $61,500 including 9.5% superannuation.
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