Finance and Special Projects Leader
Toronto, ON
The opportunity

As a Finance and Special Projects Leader, you’ll join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability.

Your key responsibilities

This strategic role works directly with Canadian finance leadership to manage all finance-related activities. Much of the responsibilities will be focused on addressing complex issues facing the firm and develop and implement advanced solutions. This role will focus on advanced analytics to identify forward looking trends, opportunities and risks to the firm, to support strategic decision making by leadership. Other responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis of firm results including revenue, expenses, profitability, people and exposure.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Assists Canadian Finance and Firm Leadership in the strategic delivery of the practice’s financial initiatives.
  • Develops and prepares advanced analytics, reporting and presentations, with a focus on forward looking trends, opportunities and risks.
  • Participates in driving key initiatives that involve process or procedural change for the organization.
  • Creates and implements best practices for process improvement.
  • Helps design and implement reporting to drive strategic growth and success for the firm.
  • Provides effective communication across Canada and with offshore support functions.
  • Communicates complex issues, with solutions, to finance leadership.
  • Assists in the education of client servers and support staff as appropriate.
  • Assists in the month-end P&L close.
To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or business administration; or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in a professional atmosphere in a senior finance/business capacity
  • Proven ability to work with senior leadership
  • Strong leadership, presentation, advanced analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • A "quality improvement oriented" innovative approach when dealing with issues
  • Proficiency with SAP is an asset
Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Professional designation, such as CPA, is preferred
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment
What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines.

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
About EY

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. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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.