Apply now »

Senior Manager - Business Consulting - Finance - Global Business Services (GBS)

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19-Mar-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1405454

At EY, you will 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 are 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.





In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our global promise "Building a better working world" guides our more than 300,000 employees around the globe and provides the basis for the work we do every day. With our innovative services in audit, tax, transaction and management consulting, we lead our clients into the future.

In Consulting, you will be involved in management and business consulting. We provide seamless, consistent and high-quality services to our clients around the world. Our team works collaboratively with our clients to manage engagements and lead teams across all aspects of the CFO’s agenda

The Job Opportunity


  • Become part of Business Consulting Finance and work within a young, dynamic, and multicultural team advising the CFO function of national and international clients in the areas of Digital Finance, Corporate Transformation, Enterprise Performance Management and Global Business Services (GBS)
  • Lead the GBS solution tower, incl. team management and solution development, and become part of the Leadership Team within Business Consulting Finance
  • Independently manage cross-functional engagements teams:
    • Apply state-of-the-art project management techniques as well as technical and business knowledge to ensure that high-quality results
    • Drive the execution of entity-wide transformation programs, from strategy development and design phase, to optimization and implementation
  • Your focus would be on our GBS sub-team which is typically involved in the following activities:
    • Prepare benchmark analyses to optimize organizational structures and evaluate target operating models across Centers of Excellence (CoE) and Shared Service Centers (SSCs) as well as global governance structures, e.g. Global Process Owners (GPOs)
    • Design and implement leading, end-to-end finance processes like Procure-to-Pay, Record-to-Report, or Order-to-Cash and next generation digital capabilities
    • Coordinate transitions into centralized back-office structures, e.g. lift & shift, design & lift, virtual transitions
    • Design and implement back-office sourcing models and outsourcing partnerships for back-office process structures
  • Proactively manage and maintain client relationships and stay closely connected with industry thought leaders
  • Actively shape new solution development linked to new GBS market trends and client needs, e.g. publication of articles or presentations for conferences
  • Drive knowledge sharing and learning across the team to foster internal knowledge development
  • Responsibility for people development within the team, e.g. guide junior colleagues in their work and play a role in upskilling the team
  • Actively contribute to leading the change, shaping our culture and developing teaming as well as individuals withing the team
  • Look forward to a mentor-oriented corporate environment in which you can develop yourself and broaden your network



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


  • Successfully completed studies in economics, finance or a comparable course of study
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, e.g. a position in management consulting (min 5 years) or in the Finance or GBS department of an international market leader.

The scope of your experience should cover:

    • Clear understanding of the CFO function within an organization
    • Deep understanding of the back-office centralization of transactional- and value-add activities across Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and Shared Service Centers (SSCs)
    • Project experience in the standardization, digitalization and automation of finance processes as well as other typical GBS processes like PTP, OTC, or RTR
    • Experience with target operating model design in the context of GBS and the business partner role of finance
    • Understanding of the outsourcing provider landscape for back-office processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and rigorous working methods
  • High motivation, objective driven and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience in sales activities, e.g. proposal creation / business development, and understanding of business metrics
  • Network of relevant clients and thought leaders within GBS
  • Proven project management experience, with ability to lead and mobilize cross-functional teams and deliver complex and high-impact programs
  • Empathetic personality, excellent team leadership skills and enjoy working in a collaborative and inclusive environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, further languages are a plus
  • Willingness to travel



What we offer


  • International, multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – with dedicated trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment
  • Transparent, performance-based recognition and progression system
  • A fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA or EY Masters in Sustainability) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*


Your ambition is as bold as ours. As part of our high-performing teams, you will build the skillset and growth mindset to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realize your potential. Learn from the best, surround yourself with the curious, ask better questions to seek better answers. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


Make the next step and apply for this position online. Ref. No: 924416. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


* exception of EY contractors, interns, and alumni.



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.  

Apply now »