PBFA Assistant Manager – EY 82 views0 applications

PBFA Assistant Manager – EY

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng BrandPie rebrands Ernst & Young as EY | Design Week


Essential Functions of the Job:

  • 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


Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Tenacity and the dogged determination to get to the bottom of and resolve issues
  • A project manager mind-set, being able to handle numerous projects at one time and being flexible with the type work you are involved in.  
  • Patience to work through complex technical issues as well as understand a client’s needs, to keep on asking until you get to a clear understanding that can be simply communicated to others
  • Ability to identify and investigate issues and provide insights for continuous improvements
  • Acting as a trusted business advisor including providing a clear point of view, demonstrating forward thinking, risk analysis and challenging existing ways of doing things
  • Basic awareness of different cultures and working practices across the regions
  • Be able to interpret EY Policies and implement them without fear or favour
  • Identify areas of improvement by uncovering the root cause and developing processes to ensure continuous improvement and overall effectiveness

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Individual must be a self-starter and able to work independently with limited oversight
  • Individual must be a team player recognizing when the task/project at hand requires them to lead and when to contribute

Other Requirements:

  • Ability and flexibility to work in a virtual environment across multiple time zones
  • Limited travel, but able to travel when required 


Job Requirements:

  • CA (SA) or CGMA/CIMA qualification
  • Experience working for a professional service or consultancy environment
  • Be innovative, confident and creative thinker with ability to make quick decisions
  • Worked in a large Global organization
  • Proven ability to influence and build collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Extremely proficient in Excel and Microsoft applications including PowerPoint
  • SAP preferable

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