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Senior Consultant - Finance - Anaplan Solution Architect

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 23, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1495562
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


We are seeking an Anaplan Solution Architect to join our Finance practice. You will be helping clients improve their business and internal finance performance through a focus on providing business advisory services that achieve measurable benefits in operational effectiveness and strategic decision making.

You’ll actively participate in engagements covering the following expertise areas:

  • Finance Transformation Strategy & Roadmap
  • Finance Statement Close & Consolidations
  • Finance Operating Model Design
  • Finance & Accounting Process Improvement
  • Global Business Services including Shared Service Centers, Outsourcing.

Your key responsibilities


You'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships. You'll identify potential business opportunities for EY. You will develop long-term client relationships and networks. You'll provide innovative commercial insights for clients and contribute to thought leadership. You'll actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives. You’ll help to create a positive learning culture and will counsel junior team members. Travel is estimated at 50%.


Client responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise Anaplan implementation projects, looking at clients’ internal finance and accounting processes and advising on solutions around creating efficient process/improving existing processes
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge for software implementations, field to field data mapping, conversion validation, system and security configuration, system integration testing, and user acceptance testing
  • Identify gaps in requirements, testing, or communication issues in client delivery
  • Translate business processes/requirements into technical requirements & design documentation, solution design, and system configurations to support customer’s needs
  • Liaise with Anaplan sales and implementation resources to resolve complex issues

People Management responsibilities

  • Develop people through supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff
  • Assist with technical guidance to model builders, incl. training of EY and client staff
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop

Skills and attributes for success

  • Understand and incorporate clients’ IT environments and existing technologies into model design
  • Conceive and develop Proof of Concept models efficiently to provide sales pursuit support and establish credibility of EY and Anaplan’s platform
  • Translate/expand POC models into detailed blueprints (associated modules, lists / line items, calculations, etc.)

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 8 years’ experience in industry or in consulting
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Anaplan implementation, covering at least 4 projects
  • Industry experience with mix of Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, OneStream, or other complex modeling tools (including Adaptive and other Anaplan competitors)
  • Subject matter expertise in Financial Planning & Analysis, Enterprise Performance Management, Sales Performance Management (e.g. Quota / Territory Planning, Incentive Compensation Management), Sales & Operations Planning, or Integrated Business Planning domains.  
  • Strong understanding of data integration challenges & solutions, such as ETL from various client platforms. Experience with standard connectors like HyperConnect and automation using Anaplan connect required. Additional experience using third party ETL tools (ODI, Informatica, Snaplogic, Mulesoft, Boomi).
  • Deep knowledge in 2-3 sectors (Mining, Oil & Gas, High-Tech, A&D, Pharma, or Public sector).

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge and experience of a number of the following areas: finance transformation; planning, budgeting and forecasting; performance measurement and performance management; business performance reporting; cost reduction; shared service centers and business process outsourcing; financial statement close

What we look for


Looking for the next generation of outstanding leaders to continue our legacy.  Our top performers in the past have demonstrated deep knowledge of the financial services marketplace, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to adapt in changing circumstances. 


What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy, firm paid days, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs/benefits designed to support physical, financial and well-being. 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.

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. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives 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. 

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