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Business Consulting - Finance Transformation, Manager

Location:  Kuala Lumpur
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  28 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  196501

Disruptions and volatility have become the new normal as the world is experiencing unprecedented change. To survive and thrive in this “new normal”, organizations must think and act differently in all areas of business, and that includes finance. Finance function only has one purpose, to help organization maximize revenues, to minimize costs, to have the optimal allocation of scarce resources and the desired risk profile. All these, in the manner of quickly, efficiently and with deep, relevant and timely insights. Agility is the essence of Tomorrow’s Finance, enable by combination of talent, emerging technologies such as intelligent automation, digital processes and next generation of ERP.


And as you deliver exceptional client service, you will have the opportunity to address some of the biggest issues facing organizations today – supported by structured learning and development. With a network stretching across the world, the projects you work on will cross borders and sectors, providing unrivaled experience. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


The opportunity

You will work with leading organizations to drive Finance of Tomorrow agenda across the entire lifecycle of the project. You will work with clients who are embarking on their first steps to Finance of Tomorrow Transformation journey, to clients who already operating Finance of Tomorrow and are looking for next disruptive solution to accelerate and deliver value through the next level of world-class Finance of the Future.


As markets rapidly change and develop, finance functions must demonstrate real added value to their business. The type of projects we cover are:

  • Finance function improvement e.g. maturity assessment in terms of people, process and tech.
  • Finance process improvement, including redesigning of processes and advising clients on software options
  • Finance operating model design, identify improvement opportunities for Finance to align their functions to business strategy
  • Service delivery model design, involving operational or repeatable business processes to help clients meet their goals with regards to cost, efficiency and quality
  • Regulatory projects e.g. IFRS17


Your key responsibilities:

  • Strategize and Plan: Establish Finance vision, strategy and operating model that are customer-centric and digital enabled to support enterprise aspirations and goals, qualify the case for change and design the transformation journey roadmap
  • Design and Implement: Design and implement finance delivery model and governance, encompassing end-to-end processes, incorporating accounting standards/policies and control requirements as well as emerging automation solutions, design the Finance Technology and Data landscape considering the overall enterprise technology and data architecture, talent skillsets and capabilities, organization structure and performance measurements; determine change impact, strategizing and executing enterprise-wide change management activities
  • Transition and Stabilize: Manage transition activities including planning training and knowledge transfer activities, business cut-over strategy and activities, facilitating business readiness criteria and providing post Go-Live support
  • Optimize: Identify and prioritize opportunities for improving Finance operations through maximizing technology usage supported by emerging technology. Support clients in the implementation of improvement initiatives and monitor the success of these initiatives in delivering the intended outcomes
  • Project Management: Manage the project economics, delivery and programme interdependencies, manage stakeholder expectations, engagements and relationships, facilitating, tracking and monitoring of issues and resolution, manage change requests
  • Business Development: Manage business development activities, including preparing proposals to support the client. Support organization of external events to build EY’s eminence in the market


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, MIS, or Mathematics
  • Approximately 5 years of recent relevant work experience in a leading business consulting organization or accounting organization; or
  • 7 years of functional finance experience (Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting & Analysis, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Management Insight Reporting, Enterprise/Business Performance Management) in any industry
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to establish personal credibility quickly and demonstrate expertise
  • Ability to create a positive learning culture, coach and develop team members


Ideally, you will also have

  • Experience in delivering projects with elements of customer experience or digital tools
  • Experience in implementing Finance function (direct or indirect) initiatives in processes improvement/optimization, ERP or intelligent automation solutions


What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you will be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you are ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.


What working at EY offers

EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience where you will be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, where this may be needed, guided by our FWA Policy. 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.


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.


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