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Manager Auditor(s) in Financial Services - Geneva

Location:  Grand-Lancy / Geneva
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  1 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1497495

At EY, you will 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 are 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.

Our Assurance Service Line’s purpose is to inspire confidence and trust. We do so by protecting and serving the public interest, promoting transparency, supporting investor confidence and economic growth. The EY audit team is focused on quality and is bound by a service approach that is connected, responsive and insightful.


The opportunity

  • You will work with national and international companies active in the banking sector and help us to grow our dynamic practice through the development of trusted client relationships and high performing teams
  • You will be a part of EY international and multicultural environment
  • You will benefit from an intensive on the job training combined with supervision and counselling to support your professional development


Your key responsibilities

  • Manage audits of company(ies) headquartered in Switzerland and/or subsidiaries of multinational groups
  • Help build trust and confidence through transparency, clarity and consistency
  • Adapt the audit approach to the changing client environment. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex accounting and auditing concepts and apply them to client situations.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and assess clients' satisfaction.
  • Proactively maintain contact with the client throughout the year.
  • Direct daily fieldwork, inform Senior Managers and Partners of the engagement status, and manage staff performance.
  • Coach more junior audit team members on accounting and auditing matters.
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment.
  • Contribute ideas/opinions to the audit teams and listen/respond to other team members’ views.

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor/master’s degree in either Accounting, Audit & Management Control, Corporate Finance, Business Administration or Economics
  • You are/about to be in possession of a certified public accountants’ diploma or other similar diploma (Swiss CPA, DEC, ACCA, etc.).
  • 5-7 years’ experience in external audit, an experience in a Big Four is a plus
  • Managerial experience in leading an audit team in an international environment, coaching audit staffs and seniors on technical accounting/auditing procedures, liaising with audit specialists
  • You have experience in Swiss Regulatory audits is a strong asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French is required – English and German are strong assets, any additional language is considered as a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to: communicate well; establish strong working relationships; maintain a positive outlook; work under pressure


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • A strong interest in our profession and client-oriented attitude
  • Strong team player mentality to proactively drive solutions within highly motivated and diverse teams across functions, countries and region


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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