Financial Accountant - Manager
EY
Johannesburg, GT, ZA,
3d ago

The opportunity

As a valued member of the Finance team you will have the opportunity to ensure high standards of financial management expertise whilst serving as a Trusted Business Advisor.

We are looking for someone like you to operate as a business partner with senior service line management and help to develop a strong culture of financial awareness, commerciality and accountability whilst maintaining independence and objectivity.

Your key responsibilities

  • Being the Main Point of Contact for all Finance related matters for the Service Line (SL)
  • Accountable for all finance submissions to EMEIA and Global as well as SL regulatory reports
  • Preparation, Analysis and Distribution of Financial Information, which includes EMEIA SL, South Africa SL Leadership and Central Finance
  • Presenting results at Sector meetings to the Partners, Executive Directors and Manager group
  • Managing of Indirect expenses to Plan i.e. allocations, recoveries, code control etc.
  • Act as point of escalation between the business / Client servers and the Functional Leads of Finance ,i.e. Debtors, Accounts Payable, Staff expenses, Work-in-progress etc.
  • Approval of exception expenditure i.e. Travel costs
  • Preparing and submitting Budget, Planning and Forecast information. This is done in consultation with the Segment, Operations and SL leadership
  • Review Unbilled Inventory and flag any risks identified to Inventory Manager
  • Review Gross Margin on accounts and flag areas of concern to Operations team for action
  • Proactively analyse business KPI’s and consult with client servers with the goal of increasing profitability on our accounts by using the correct levers i.
  • e. Leveraging, GDS, Utilisation, and Pricing.

  • Have a view / perspective on Sales Pipeline and the effect this will have on the future financial results
  • Processing of journals as and when required
  • Be able to train the client server community on Finance best practice, new systems and tools
  • Act as the primary driver of change for SL and Finance activities and initiatives
  • Be an ambassador of Finance for the Global Finance Operating Model and reaffirm the model in everyday dealings and operations
  • Provide insights into financial performance for the relevant service line and holds a view on the performance and outlook for forecast / planning periods
  • Flexible to be involved in financial aspects relating to the SL as and when required by the Finance Leadership Team
  • Provide support and assistance as and when required by the Mercury Team from time to time
  • Skills and attributes for success

  • Professional approach with a strong understanding of the client server perspective and able to view issues empathetically
  • Ability to solve problems and provide a credible solution
  • Confident to challenge where appropriate
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Vigorous time management skills and able to balance multiple priorities by considering risk, importance and level of urgency
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently work with virtual teams
  • Eagerness to learn quickly, be proactive and share knowledge
  • Experience in translating technical system "jargon" into business relevant terms so that concepts are understandable to client serving teams
  • Well-developed listening skills to provide focused advice, combined with the capability
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