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CFO Consulting - Senior Consultant Transaction & Accounting

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  16-Oct-2021

Job description

Requisition ID:  137847

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.   


Our CFO Consultancy business unit specializes in the delivery of assurance led consultative propositions for clients. EY is the only professional services firm with a separate business unit (“CFO consulting”) that is dedicated to the CFOs agenda for both financial and non-financial clients. Our CFO consulting team consists of different competencies to enable exceptional CFO services addressing the CFO agenda items.

As transactions, especially public offerings, are milestone events in a company’s lifetime, our Transactions & Accounting team is there to support CFOs in guiding them throughout the transaction process and advise them on financial accounting matters.


The opportunity 

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Senior Consultant to join this exciting and fast growing area of our business. If you are someone who likes to experience the intensity of a transaction process, is keen to learn more about capital markets and is ready for tackling complex financial accounting issues, then this is the opportunity for you!


Your key responsibilities 

In today’s low-interest-rate environment the abundance of liquidity serves as a tailwind for capital markets transactions. IPO activity is at record levels and IPO models are constantly changing (e.g. virtual roadshows, direct listings, SPAC mergers). As a result of this, CFOs face new challenges in planning and preparing public offerings and assuring guidance to be in place post-IPO. Additionally, CFOs are looking for financial accounting guidance to align their companies’ financial statements with the local/international requirements.


As a Senior Consultant within the Transactions & Accounting team you will have a focus on the challenges that the CFO has when it comes to public listing processes and associated accounting matters. You are contributing to the key topics on the CFOs agenda by:


  • Doing project based work in a team to advise global clients on planning and preparing initial (or secondary) public offerings
  • Helping clients in setting up a listing Prospectus from scratch
  • Supporting clients in preparing IFRS-compliant financial statements that adequately reflect their business
  • Advising clients on accounting matters related to reporting and/or the transaction or listing process
  • Assisting clients on adjusting accounting standards and reporting subject to local rules from the stock exchange and regulators
  • Handling complex IFRS topics regarding financial statements, IPOs and other capital markets transactions
  • Supervising consultants and interns within the team


To qualify for the role


  • You obtained a Master degree in Accounting & Control, Economics, International Business or related field
  • You have 2-4 years of working experience at a professional services firm or in a controlling, auditing or financial analyst position in industry
  • You possess a basic accounting background and have a keen interest  into developing or improving your IFRS knowledge
  • You are interested in what is on the horizon for a CFO and want to shape the future of the finance function for our clients
  • You are interested to learn more about and assist our clients with capital markets transactions
  • You like the excitement of participating in fast-paced transactions which may only occur once in a company’s lifetime
  • You have strong interpersonal skills: clear and concise writing, good presentation and speaking skills, are able to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” and have the ability to perform under pressure.
  • You have an international mind-set and willingness to travel
  • You are fluent in English (both verbal and in writing) and have a commitment to learning Dutch.


What we look for 

We are not just looking for technical accounting experience - we are interested in professionals with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen; professionals who can integrate with and influence clients from a varying range of organizations, as part of a diverse and highly driven team. If you are looking to develop your career within a truly dynamic team, where you will make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you. 


What we offer 

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. At EY, your competencies and your areas of interest will determine your future, plus we offer you:  

  • Diverse and interesting work opportunities and assignments thanks to our innovative activities with a varied and exciting client list
  • Join in the steep learning curve and improve your skillset and responsibilities
  • With EY you can actively contribute to society in a sustainable way. Through pro bono projects and through participation in social projects (Social Impact Days)


Find out more on www.werkenbijey.nl about the many benefits to which you are entitled as employee at EY 


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  


EY | Building a better working world  


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.   

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.   

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  


An (online) assessment and a pre employment screening are part of the application procedure.  

Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years, integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry.

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