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Finance associate (MBA - Mercury Business Advisor)

Location:  Rotterdam
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 20, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  555584

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. 

The opportunity
We are looking for a finance associates (MBA – Mercury Business Advisors) in Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Eindhoven, who will play a key role in advising and supporting our internal client serving teams. You will support them in making the best use of Mercury and its processes in order to effectively manage their projects with our external clients. You will have the possibility to provide high quality, data driven financial advice to our internal customers. If you’re flexible and ready to adapt to a constantly changing environment, there’s no better place to develop your skills!

Your key responsibilities
You will work with our Finance team to reach out to client serving teams and assist on their financials. On a daily basis you will help them by monitoring all data on their engagements. You will be an expert in Mercury related processes and economics support. You will support our organization to navigate and leverage Mercury in the best possible way to ensure positive margin development. You will be their first point of contact to advise on all aspects of Mercury’s lifecycle; policies  and protocols; and financial tools. As finance associate you will report on any inconsistencies working together with the fee earners and use exception analytics to identify where advice to enhance margin is warranted on the Service Line’s less complex opportunities, engagements and portfolios and leverage your insights to help the partner to shape initiatives and strategies that will lead to improved margin performance.Your responsibilities in short will be; 

  • Daily review of detect controls reports (low margin, impact of ETC (Estimate to compleet) - focus on identifying user and system errors to make sure data is correct
  • On demand support on Mercury related questions via different channels available (chats, SN ticket, phones, emails, Teams)
  • Weekly discussion with engagement leader   and keep the Book of Business   up to date
  • Review aged unbilled inventory and provide support for complex billing 
  • Review aged AR and get updates on collection 
  • Share mercury knowledge and educate CSEs on EY best practices/policies etc.


Skills and attributes for success
You should be able to work with limited supervision and demonstrate self-drive and also prioritize workload and deliver outputs within strict deadlines. As an ideal candidate, you should have a strong desire to help and support people requiring assistance and you have to be a fantastic team player. 


To qualify for the role you must have
A very good knowledge of the English language and common knowledge of Dutch.
Graduate and/ or professional certificates in a business related subject matter ( i.e. Accounting or Finance )

  • Professional approach, demonstrating tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong communication and partnering skills with people of all levels in the firm.
  • Ability to view issues through the client serving teams’ lens.
  • Highly effective in virtual teaming and influencing skills.


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:

  • Become part of international projects through our global network and work along multicultural teams.
  • We encourage a healthy life-work balance. It is possible to work time and place independent. So also work from home. And our policy for holidays and leave days is flexible.
  • We actively offer you support with your career prospects through for example providing a counselor. 


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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