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Senior - Financial Accounting and Advisory Services

Location:  Montréal
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  139367

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

In Canada, our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team consists of highly experienced professionals in seven locations across the country. This team of dedicated professionals combine financial accounting skills in IFRS, Canadian and US GAAP, practical experience in financial reporting process with deep sector and regulatory disclosure knowledge.

Your key responsibilities

As a FAAS senior, you will help finance leaders meet challenges that their teams are currently facing. You will work with them to achieve their potential acquisition, divestiture, process optimization, process digitization and accounting standard implementation. You will offer them innovative advice for optimizing processes, using cutting-edge technologies and creating value for their organizations.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Plan, manage and participate in various engagements:
    • Profile 1 — Technical: Application of accounting standards research, financial and governance process review, accounting framework transition, comparison of accounting practices in different companies, development and provision of tailored training, improvement of quality of financial reporting and other
    • Profile 2 — Transformation: Identification and assessment of business needs, development of solutions tailored to client needs, assessment of the Finance function, performance of operations diagnostics, optimization of financial processes, provision of tailored training, and other
  • Prepare deliverables tailored to client needs
  • Promote an innovative and team-oriented work environment
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management
  • Understand the client’s industry and recognize key performance drivers, business trends, and new technical and industry developments
  • Stay informed of new economic developments and their impact on clients 
  • Attend training programs to continually develop skills
  • Utilize technology to develop yourself, share knowledge with team members and enhance service delivery
  • Maintain cooperative relationships and foster mutual support with other EY service line teams
  • Strong spoken and written English and French language skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to maintain impeccable relationships with clients
  • Deep knowledge of business trends, emerging technical and industry developments
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and meet deadlines


To qualify for the role you must have

Profile 1 — Technical

  • A degree in accounting and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • CPA designation is an asset 
  • Audit or business experience in financial statements close or the application of accounting standards
  • Highly adaptable and open to change 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment 
  • Integrity within a professional environment


Profile 2 — Transformation

  • Undergraduate degree in project management, business administration, operations management or industrial engineering and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in process optimization or business analysis, including business process documentation
  • Experience in process digitalization projects (dashboard, robotization, etc.)
  • Experience in using the following tools and software:
    • Modelling and process management tools
    • Process flowchart software (Visio, LucidChart, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office suite
  • Highly adaptable and open to change 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment 
  • Integrity within a professional environment


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Flexibility and availability to travel across Canada 


What we look for

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.

What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely.  To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations.  A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided. 


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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