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Assurance/Financial Advisory Manager in Zurich - Assurance Financial Services EMEIA

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  744381


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The Assurance Financial Services department provides audit and advisory services for national and international banks and financial service providers. With our innovative services, such as advising on the implementation and interpretation of complex accounting standards such as IFRS 9 and 17 and - within the scope of audit mandates - auditing these standards, we make an important contribution to the stability of the financial markets and thus put our purpose "Building a better working world" into practice in our daily work with our clients.


We are looking for you as Assurance/Financial Advisory Manager in Zurich.


The opportunity

As an Assurance/Financial Advisory Manager you will have the unique opportunity to gain deep insights into the challenging international accounting of banks and financial services providers and to establish interesting relationships at the highest level. Depending on the audit or advisory mandate, you will be able to contribute, broaden and deepen your knowledge from different perspectives.


Your key responsibilities

  • As an Assurance/Financial Advisory Manager, you will be responsible for both advisory and audit projects in the field of international accounting for banks and financial service providers.
  • Together with the partner in charge, you will be responsible for reporting the results to the board of directors, the executive board and, if necessary, FINMA.
  • You are one of the central contacts for clients and continuously deepen client relationships.
  • You lead a multidisciplinary team and are responsible for the professional leadership of your team members. Through your on-the-job coaching, you make a significant contribution to the further training of your team members.
  • Together with your team, you drive the digitalisation of the audit on-site at the client's premises and thus ensure an efficient and value-added advisory and audit service.


Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role you must have

  • High interest in complex issues in international accounting and enjoy working with accounting standards and/or relevant publications.
  • Integrity, respect and teamwork are your core values and you have energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead.
  • You appreciate dealing with other people - be it directly with our clients or with your future team colleagues.
  • You feel comfortable in an international environment and can express yourself effortlessly in written and spoken English. Appropriate knowledge of German or French is an advantage.
  • Successful completion of training as a Swiss certified public accountant or an international equivalent (e.g. ACCA, CPA of EU countries) is an advantage.
  • Professional experience with auditing firms or in accounting policy departments of large banks/financial service providers is an advantage.



What we offer

  • An international working environment with an open and collaborative working culture based on honesty, integrity and mutual respect, where knowledge sharing, flexibility and recognition play an exceptional role.
  • Working on exciting and challenging issues in audit and advisory projects for leading banks and financial services providers of our clientele
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Attractive remuneration and holiday arrangements, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work partly from home.
  • Opportunity to complete training to become a Chartered Accountant or international equivalent (e.g. ACCA, EU Chartered Accountant)
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*
  • Opportunity to do a secondment within our global Financial Services organisation, which is the only one of the Big4 firms with a functional and cross-country specialisation in the financial services sector


If you think you meet the above criteria, please apply online for your new challenge. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).



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* Excluding EY contractors, interns and alumni.




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