Financial Services - Manager, FAAS Accounting Policy Advisory & Assurance - London

Job Description


A Financial Services (EMEIA FSO) - Financial & Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS -London) - Manager

A variety of soft skills and experience may be required for the following role Please ensure you check the overview below carefully.
Within EY, FAAS operates across a global network and the UK has a dedicated team focussing on Financial Services clients. Given the dynamic and innovative landscape of financial services and products, FAAS specialists must deal with the added complexity of understanding and implementing financial accounting and regulatory change in a constantly changing environment.
The opportunity
We are currently recruiting for a technically minded Manager to join our Accounting, transactions and structuring team who can help support our ambitious growth plans.
To join a team specialising in technical accounting where we assist our clients on complex financial accounting matters and acting as accounting policy specialists on some of the firms most significant financial services external audit clients.
In return, you can expect leading-class learning and development tailored to your unique interests and motivations. You'll be given all the skills, knowledge and opportunities to progress and help us to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.
What will you be doing:
Everything you'll do will come back to providing exceptional accounting advisory services for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you'll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex accounting issues. 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
The areas we work in include the assessment of complex financial instruments, significant transactions (business combinations, portfolio transactions, IPOs and demergers), GAAP conversions and the implementation of new accounting and reporting requirements. You would also have the opportunity to act as an accounting policy Subject Matter Expert on some of the firms flagship external audits.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to;
  • Contribute to the development and debate surrounding accounting and regulatory developments, focusing on the practical impact on financial services clients;
  • Assist clients through the provision of accounting advice, the delivery of implementation projects, investigation and resolution of accounting and regulatory issues;
  • Work with our clients implementing new or revised accounting standards, GAAP conversions, accounting and regulatory change;
  • Broaden and deepen our relationships with our clients, specifically with the CFO office, including financial and regulatory reporting at group and division level, specialist accounting policy teams and change teams;
  • Engage in business development and other marketing activities for the FAAS team to help grow the business;
  • Preparing and delivering proposals on new opportunities;
  • Manage project wit with other Advisory and Assurance teams to deliver high quality client service.
  • Take an active role in coaching, developing and counselling other members of the team.

To qualify for the role you must have;
  • Accounting qualifications ACA/CA/ACCA or equivalent;
  • Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP gained within the Financial Services sector;
  • Experience in drafting technical accounting papers;
  • A desire to focus on technical accounting and develop your knowledge and skills in this space.
  • Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with colleagues and clients;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: written, presentation, ability and stakeholder management

Ideally, you'll also;
  • Be technically sound and have an understanding and appreciation of recent accounting developments (IFRS 9, IFRS 16, IFRS 15, IFRS 10, IFRS 13, FRS 101, FRS 102 etc.);
  • Had exposure to financial reporting;
  • Significant exposure to finance functions at financial corporate institutions - e.g. strategy, policy, procedures and controls.

What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are excited about Accounting Advisory. You will be a qualified accountant with a passion for this field and strong technical accounting skill set.
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 arrangemWe 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.ents.
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 better 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.

Apply now.

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