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Our People Advisory Services professionals assist our clients in successfully managing and sustaining people, process and/or technology change. This may include the identification and management of stakeholders, leadership development, organizational design, training, cultural assessment and development, talent management, workforce strategies, and planning and executing key communications.
We are looking for a Consultant to join our rapidly growing Systems practice in Toronto.
Your key responsibilities
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex HR technology and implementation concepts.
Participate in client engagement activities and deliverables while engaging with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services.
Assist with development and successful management to the project budget.
Deliver quality services. Value and model excellent client service by establishing goals and implementation plans to achieve high quality deliverables within expected timeframes. Monitor progress, manage risk and confirm key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes.
Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management. Focus on deliverables and client business priorities. Manage expectations of service. Understand the client's industry and recognize key performance drivers and business trends.
Clear and concise documentation. Documentation of final client deliverables should be tailored to the audience, highlight critical findings or decisions. Documentation varies from project level requirements, design, strategy and plan execution approach to executive level presentation materials.
Foster an innovative and team-oriented work environment.
Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new knowledge. Keep up-to-date with current developments and trends in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge.
Participate in activities to generate new business opportunities. Understand Ernst & Young and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to serve clients. Sustain long-term client relationships and networks. Develop relationships with other Ernst & Young team members across all practices to serve client needs.
Skills and attributes for success
Problem solving skills, including:
The ability to clearly define or clarify problem and expectations and determine appropriate solution tailored to the client needs
The ability to work through a problem with limited information. Demonstrates an approach to take a problem or situation to the next steps
Business analytical skills – make observations, anticipate client and management needs or expectations
Team / work engagement – dealing with varying team /stakeholder environment, knowing importance of different communication styles and messaging based on different stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
To qualify for the role you must have
A related Bachelor's degree
Experience working with clients on solution gap opportunity analysis/recommendations and supporting or leading business process design, enhancements
1 - 2 years project implementation experience
General understanding of the end to end life-cycle of implementations
Willingness to travel on short notice to meet client needs; travel is estimated at 30%.
Ideally, you’ll also have
HCM / HR technology knowledge and implementation experience ideal
What we look for
A demonstrated curiosity to understand how and why a problem or issue exists
A creative approach and be comfortable with ambiguity and finding new solutions
High level of motivation and a self-starting attitude
Ability to think outside of the box, and thrive on new challenges
What working at EY offers
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today.
EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.