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Senior Manager, Management Accounts, EY Finance Operations, Belfast

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  15 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1458490

EYFO Level 4 – Senior Manager


Company Overview: Ernst & Young (EY) is a globally recognized professional services firm known for its commitment to delivering exceptional client service and outstanding results. We offer a diverse range of services across assurance, advisory, tax, and transaction advisory to assist organizations in achieving their goals and navigating complex challenges.


Position Overview: We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Accountant for a Senior Manager role within EY's Finance Operations Services division. This position will focus on providing expert financial operations support and guidance to a portfolio of clients, ensuring high-quality service delivery and client satisfaction.



  • Serve as a key point of contact and relationship manager for a designated portfolio of clients, understanding their financial needs and objectives within EY's Finance Operations Services.
  • Lead and manage a team responsible for delivering finance operations services, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and budgeting for client accounts.
  • Develop and execute tailored financial strategies and solutions aligned with each client's unique requirements, adhering to industry standards and leveraging EY's methodologies.
  • Monitor and analyse the financial performance of client portfolios, offering strategic insights and recommendations to optimize financial processes, enhance efficiencies, and mitigate risks.
  • Work with our go-to-market team to create compelling pitches for new work, assist with shaping the commercial strategy and build internal networks where you are able to explain our services to internal stakeholders and potential new clients
  • Ensure strict adherence to accounting principles, regulatory requirements, and EY's internal policies while maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting for all client accounts.
  • Collaborate closely with clients, understand their challenges, and proactively identify opportunities to improve financial operations, add value, and contribute to their success.
  • Act as a mentor, coach, and advisor to team members, fostering a culture of excellence, continuous learning, and professional development within EY.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Extensive accounting experience (4+ years) in finance operations or accounting roles, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship-building skills to effectively manage client engagements and lead a team.
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems (e.g. MS Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, etc.) for managing client accounts and operations.
  • Analytical acumen with the ability to interpret complex financial data, provide strategic insights, and drive impactful solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, manage multiple client accounts, and deliver results while meeting stringent deadlines.


Join EY's dynamic team and contribute your expertise to our commitment to delivering exceptional client service. We offer competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative work environment that fosters growth and innovation. 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:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.



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