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Managers and Senior Managers - Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Defence and Government

Location:  Canberra
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19 Sep 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1283861

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, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



In your career, will you tick all the right boxes or think outside them?


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.  


We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world. 


What’s in it for you?  


Our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) Practice partners with C-Suite Executives such as Chief Finance Officers, Chief Information Officers and their teams to create long-term value, trust and confidence within their organisations. Combining commercial experience, deep sector and regulatory knowledge, together with expertise in financial and management accounting, and finance function efficiency and effectiveness, our Managers and Senior Managers drive outcomes related to financial reporting, finance process improvement, budgeting, costing, major transactions and financial due diligence both domestically and internationally. Our aim is to have an engaged, highly capable, healthy team, performing meaningful work in a sustainable practice.


We are looking for Managers and Senior Managers to join our Defence and Government sector team. Our teams work locally and nationally. This role is offered on a full-time basis but if you need flexibility, we’re able to explore an alternate arrangement for the right person. 


Working directly with a range of clients across various sectors, our Managers and Senior Managers are responsible for: 

  • Developing and maintaining long-term productive client relationships and networks
  • Participating in overall practice strategy development and leading strategy execution 
  • Lead the planning, management and delivery of various engagements including 1000+ hour projects
  • Proactively managing all aspects of the project including approach, stakeholder management, commercial engagement outcomes, resourcing, and risk management
  • Establishing high performing teams and coaching and mentoring team members
  • Preparing and delivering proposals and realising business development plans through your strong professional networks
  • Understand the client’s industry sector and recognise key performance drivers, business trends, and new technical and industry developments
  • Build and leverage global networks to bring the best of EY’s experience and insights to our clients.
  • Ensuring deliverables are high quality and tailored to client needs


What we’re looking for 


Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.  

  • 7 – 15 years’ relevant experience
  • CA or equivalent professional qualification
  • A degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major 
  • Knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS/AASB)
  • Australian security clearance, or ability to obtain one – please note, Australian citizenship is required to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. If you’ve maintained a security clearance in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or New Zealand, the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency may also assess your case for a transfer of this clearance
  • Proven ability to identify, develop and capture business opportunities
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills with a proven ability to execute under pressure
  • A strong ability to assemble and lead diverse teams in an inclusive manner


What we can offer you 


Acknowledgement of Country 


EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at 


Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.  

At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential. 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider. 



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.  

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