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Senior Consultant CFO Consulting - Finance Expert - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  20 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1445679

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


The Opportunity


For our CFO Consulting team, we are looking for experienced professionals, excited about growing their careers through assisting clients in accounting and regulatory reporting, specific accounting technical topics and issues, finance and business controlling, financial planning and analysis and cost management. By performing  end-to-end support and cultivating EY talent, we play a key role in building the future of finance in the Financial Services sector. In this job, you will thus be in the front row to delivering projects that address the CFO’s most significant challenges. 


Key Responsibilities


As a Senior Consultant, you will collaborate with our clients to understand the challenges that face their business and help implement a tailored solution. You will also contribute to the development of the competence team and EY as a whole. 


You will serve key clients in the Financial Services sector, supporting them to respond to stakeholders’ expectations with respect to financial, regulatory and management reporting (content, compliance, efficiency, quality and controls). You will have the opportunity to make a real difference within EY CFO Consulting during a time of exciting growth and help build trust in a changing economic and regulatory environment. 


Some examples of how you will drive our client’s finance department to the next level:


•    Improving the closing, consolidation and reporting cycle
•    Executing the reporting and consolidation processes via temporary support
•    Enhancing the decision making process by optimizing the budgeting and forecasting processes
•    Supporting in the implementation of new standards
•    Conducting analyses on accounting figures, management and regulatory reporting
•    Providing technical advice to ad-hoc queries from clients and internal staff as needed


Skills and Attributes for Success


•    Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. applied economics, commercial engineer) or equivalent through experience.
•    Between 2 and 5 years of relevant experience, in financial (Belgian Gaap / IFRS), regulatory (CoRep/FinRep/RRP/Solvency II) or management reporting in Banking and/or Insurance
•    Knowledge of USGAAP, CRR and/or IFRS 9/17 is a plus
•    Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail
•    Solid communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
•    Ability to translate complex topics into clear, comprehensible communication to a broad audience
•    Proficient level of business English and fluent in Dutch/French
•    Adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit
•    A can-do mentality
•    Loving the challenge to connect with different people in an organization (from expert to CFO)
•    Combining a passion for figures with recognizing the importance of a good team spirit


What working at EY Offers


•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
•    You will get extensive trainings  on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
•    We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.

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