CMO Finance, Manager
Johannesburg, GT, ZA
3d ago

The opportunity

Managed Services is a critical component of the EY Vision 2020+ strategy and a new area of growth for the firm. GMS is already a $ Billion business (FY19), a target of $5 Billion in FY20 and has plans to grow in excess of $10 Billion over the next few years.

In order to meet this strategic objective, we are undertaking a change in our operating model to enable our Areas (Americas, EMEIA, APAC) to have the right team in place for Managed Services pursuits.

We are looking for a Commercial Management Organization (CMO) Finance, Manager to join our Managed Services team. As a CMO Finance, Manager, you will play an integral role in defining, implementing and producing best-in-class financial reporting, controls and other processes on Managed Services engagements.

You will report to the CMO Finance, Senior Manager and will work closely with other significant global stakeholders and global delivery and enablement teams.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Implement financial processes and controls across EY Member Firms, alliances, third parties and clients.
  • Participate in appropriate deal governance forums.
  • Prepare granular financial forecasts and interlock with sub-service line delivery & finance leadership, on a well-defined recurring basis.
  • Implement financial forecasts, track actual performance against forecast and conduct root cause analysis to isolate the drivers of any variance to forecast.
  • Collaborate with contract delivery leaders to implement financial recovery plans, as needed.

  • Interface with clients to implement contractual invoicing & payment terms.
  • Implement new charging constructs, where applicable.
  • Manage invoice preparation, submission and collection across EY Member Firms, alliances and third parties.
  • Determine revenue allocation mechanisms for the EY Member firms.
  • Calculate and prepare payments for EY Member firms.
  • Collaborate and interlock seamlessly with key stakeholders (go-to-market, offering, finance and tax leaders).
  • Define & produce fit-for-purpose client reporting packs & monthly cadences to support deal governance.
  • Define & produce fit-for-purpose EY reporting packs & monthly cadences to support internal governance.
  • Standardize and automate financial control and reporting processes, where applicable.
  • Leverage deep knowledge of client contracts to optimize EY profitability and drive growth opportunities for EY and clients.
  • Consolidate & archive artefacts and learnings to enhance future Managed Services pursuits and deliverability.
  • The job title does not define or limit your duties and you may be required to carry out other work within your abilities from time to time on request

    Skills and attributes for success

  • Expertise and acumen in contract financial management and commercial operations, within the Professional Services domain.
  • Experience in successful change management initiatives.
  • Experience in process design, implementation and standardization.
  • Experience in alternative fee arrangements.
  • Proactive collaboration across various client and internal stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, with capability to work independently to plan, structure, and execute recurring processes and deliverables.
  • Attention to detail, continually produce work of high-quality.
  • Comfortability in and experience of success working in unstructured environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for client C-Suite and EY senior stakeholders
  • Strong business partnering skills enabling working across teams.
  • Ability to produce work of consistently high-quality under pressure (time & outcomes)
  • Ability / credibility to influence key EY and client stakeholders - personal style, experience and approach
  • A high level of drive, ability to work independently and deal effectively with ambiguity and change
  • To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 5+ years of working in a complex managed services environment.
  • 5+ years in a MS commercial finance role, within the Professional Services domain.
  • Collaboration skills; working effectively with groups across the worlds and all levels in EY.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, creativity.
  • High level of flexibility, drive and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong organization skills, with capability to work independently to plan, structure, and execute workstream activities.
  • High attention to detail and continually produces work of high-quality.
  • Successful working in unstructured environments.
  • Successful in driving change.
  • Expert capabilities in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required Business, Computer Science, Engineering
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • CPA, CFA and / or MBA qualifications preferred.
  • What we offer

    As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward.

    Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being.

    Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what 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.
  • Please apply to this role only through the Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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