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Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (ARG)

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 16, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  102742

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.


From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands, our clients count on reliable financial statements, information and processes to inform their ongoing strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data — and they look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You’ll use your professional skills and experience to make it happen, so whether you’re looking for a long-term, or are interested in progressing on to other areas, this is a great place to be


The opportunity

EY's Financial Accounting Advisory Services – Systems, Processes & Analytics (FAAS-SPA) group specializes in advising Finance leaders on relevant and emerging issues and trends within the Finance function. Central to the effectiveness of the Finance function is its ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive critical business insights and support strategic decision making and growth. We understand the evolving role of the CFO and the Finance function, and work with our clients to automate and streamline efficiency, control, and compliance functions, while simultaneously improving the value Finance provides to the organization. We assist our clients with business and internal finance performance improvement initiatives by providing business advisory services that result in the achievement of measurable benefits in financial and operational effectiveness, controls, and strategic decision making.


FAAS SPA focuses on three main areas including:


Systems and processes

We support our clients in designing, implementing and managing financial processes & controls that support the efficient service delivery and drive leading finance function performance. Services include

  • Process reengineering and robotics process automation
  • Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • Optimization of internal control and compliance functions
  • Transforming the role of Finance 

Performance management/measurement

We partner with our clients in understanding the costs of processes, activities, products/services, customers, etc. through process mapping, cost accounting, and value chain analyses.  We also design, define, and implement performance metrics to provide business insights and support executive decision-making, including more accurate and valuable business plans & budgets.



Our analytics team supports CFO’s decision-making processes by improving data integrity and quality and the effective deployment of analytics tools and capabilities. These are central to providing timely and actionable information upon which to base management decisions, such as staffing levels, product and service mix, channel effectiveness, and assess business cases.


Your key responsibilities 

  • Lead client consulting engagements looking at a company’s internal finance and accounting processes and advising clients on solutions to increase processing efficiency, drive automation or reengineer existing processes to better align with future state target operating models
  • Lead business development initiatives including service offering and proposal development
  • Take responsibility for managing the financial and commercial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees, ensuring compliance with EY practices/policies, and communicating issues to project leaders and
  • Build strong internal relationships within FAAS and across EY’s service lines including Advisory, Assurance, Tax, and Transaction Services
  • Develop people through effective coaching, supervision, and mentoring, providing feedback to staff re client projects and the consulting profession
  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining, and training Finance & Performance Management professionals
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills

To qualify for the role you must have

We are looking for individuals with both subject matter knowledge and the soft skills necessary to be an effective team player and business advisor, be comfortable learning, and gain the confidence of our clients.  

  • Strong academic record including a bachelor’s degree in Business or Commerce or a related field
  • 10 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge and/or work experience with major applications such as SAP, Oracle / PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, MFG Pro, Extensity, etc
  • Knowledge and/or work experience on business processes including closing the books, record to report, plan-to-perform, order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay
  • Experience in delivering projects that cover the full life cycle of assessment, design and implementation support
  • Strong analytical skills, with knowledge and/or work experience in Data Analytics
  • Project management, encompassing all stages of the project life cycle, from assessment through design and implementation support, as well as change management
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to think critically, identify creative solutions outside of the box, and thrive on new challenges
  • Proven track record with a blue chip consulting firm in a related field would be considered an asset
  • Dedication to teamwork and leadership, with experience in managing and/or mentoring junior staff and providing direction to team members
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
  • A high level of motivation and a self-starting attitude


Ideally, you’ll also have 

  • A professional designation and/or qualification, such as MBA, CPA (or equivalent), and/or relevant Developer Certifications.  Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA (or equivalent)
  • Relevant knowledge or experience with data extraction and transformation software, such as VBA, Alteryx, ACL, MS SQL Server, Teradata, and SQL SSIS OR
  • Relevant knowledge of analytics tools including BI/data visualization, OBIEE, Blackline, Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire, MicroStrategy - MS Power BI etc. OR
  • Relevant knowledge of RPA software platforms including Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, UiPath, WorkFusion, Pegasystems etc.; and/or other relevant AI and machine learning toolsets; OR
  • Relevant knowledge of emerging blockchain technologies and business applications

All of our consultants must be willing to travel frequently on short notice to meet client needs; while our projects are concentrated in our local market, we may be called on to serve clients across North America


What we offers

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 to 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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