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(Senior) Manager - Finance Optimization - Basel or Zurich

Location:  Basel
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 23, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1393689

About EY
At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you and your skills are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology. We are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY’s clients across the globe advance in the digitalization and automation space.

In a world that is changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our "North Star" guiding our more than 300,000 people - providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, clients and communities. Thanks to our innovative services in auditing, tax consulting as well as transaction and management consulting, we proudly drive our clients into the future.


About FAAS:

Our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice in Switzerland is experiencing significant growth. To support this expansion, our Finance Optimization team is seeking highly qualified (Senior) Managers to join us in Basel or Zurich.


Role Overview:

As a (Senior) Manager in our Finance Optimization team, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our clients with various topics on the CFO Agenda. Primary focus is on driving the digitalization of finance processes, working collaboratively in teams that combine accounting expertise with IT and process competencies.



Your key responsibilities:

  • Lead complex digital finance transformation projects, including ERP/EPM projects for medium-sized clients , automations, and data analytics projects
  • Improve Finance business processes and functions, leveraging technical accounting and digital expertise
  • Oversee multiple engagements and stakeholders, ensuring client expectations are exceeded, budgets are managed effectively, and risks are mitigated.
  • Drive the team's business development efforts by identifying opportunities, building networks, creating proposals, and representing EY at professional events
  • Deliver clear and impactful presentations to internal and external audiences, effectively showcasing expertise and capabilities
  • Lead and mentor a matrix team of onshore and offshore consultants, providing coaching and development opportunities to foster growth and success.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge on emerging finance technologies and digital finance tools

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, IT, or equivalent
  • 5-10 years of experience leading digital finance transformation projects, including ERP (e.g., SAP S/4HANA) and/or EPM (e.g., Tagetik) solutions implementations, robotic process automation, advanced data analytics, etc.
  • Strong understanding of various transactional accounting and finance processes, such as FP&A, R2R, O2C, P2P, etc.
  • Demonstrated success in team leadership, including coaching, mentoring, and developing a team of (senior) consultants
  • Proven ability to manage multiple engagements and stakeholders, exceeding client expectations, handling budgets, and mitigating risks effectively
  • Significant experience in driving business development initiatives, building internal and external networks, identifying opportunities, responding to request-for-proposals and presenting at professional events
  • Fluency in both English and German


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, IT or equivalent and/or MBA
  • Relevant professional finance qualitification (e.g., ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFA, etc.)
  • Relevant project management and/or process improvement certifications (e.g., PMP, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Relevant technical business analyst and/or implementation manager certifications (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Anaplan, Tagetik, UiPath, etc.)
  • Any other European language skills


What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Continuous personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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


* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.


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