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Senior Consultant, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (IFRS17)

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  104302

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 

 

EY Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team consists of dedicated financial reporting and accounting advisory professionals across the country. We combine technical accounting skills in IFRS, Canadian and US GAAP, practical experience in financial reporting process as well as deep sector and regulatory knowledge. 

 

We help finance leaders address the challenges and ongoing changes facing their business, and manage the resulting repercussions on the accounting and finance function. We partner with them to achieve their potential in acquisitions, divestitures, optimization/restructuring or accounting standards policy implementation and convergence. In addition we create innovative commercial insights for clients, and drive improvements in business processes. 

 

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications

 

Your key responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management throughout the year. 
  • Establish expectations of value to be delivered. 
  • Participate in performing various engagements primarily focused on IFRS 17 and 9 implementations, but also including researching application of accounting standards, review financial and governance processes, accounting framework transition, comparison of different company practices, and develop and provide tailored training. 
  • Create reports and other deliverables. 
  • Understand the client's industry and recognize key performance drivers, business trends, and emerging technical and industry developments. 
  • Stay informed of general business/economic developments and their impact to the client. 
  • Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team. 
  • Delegate work successfully. 
  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback/training. Lead by example. 
  • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. 
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills. Maintain cooperative relationships with other engagement teams. 
  • Monitor the engagement team's progress against the plan and alter it when needed. 
  • Generate new business opportunities. 
  • Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to apply knowledge and services. 
  • Develop long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally. 

 

Skills and attributes for success 

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to lead a team and develop business opportunities 
  • Knowledge of business trends, emerging technical and industry developments 
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills 
  • Able to manage multiple engagements and deadline-driven 

 

To qualify for the role you must have 

  • A degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major and a minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant experience along with CPA, CA designation or equivalency 
  • Audit or business experience in financial statement close or the application of accounting standards 
  • Demonstrate mastery of key concepts and principles related to process improvements, project management and change management; show an ability to apply these consistently in engagement settings 
  • Impeccable client relationship skills 
  • A dedication to teamwork and leadership 
  • Good communication skills, with proficiency in English 

 

Ideally, you’ll also have 

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment 

 

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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