Process Assurance Specialist, Financial & Accounting Advisory, EY, Belfast

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 18 hours ago

Reference 1349408

 Job Description

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.

Robotics, automation and digital disruption are having a massive impact on our clients’ finance processes, leading to a sharp growth in the number of related projects being delivered through FAAS (Financial Accounting and Advisory Services). Specifically, we have demand for assurance-expertise in the assessment, design, deployment and control of these new technologies, especially across record-to-report (R2R), procure-to-pay (P2P), and order-to-cash (O2C) functions.

To fulfil this client demand we are continuing to grow our UK&I Delivery Centre in Belfast, which is the engine of our analytics-led “specialty assurance” capability. The scope of the roles we have available is broad, and so you will need to have a good understanding of finance processes, an assurance background, and relevant experience in both a project/programme and managed services capacity  

Your key responsibilities
As a Process Assurance Specialist on the FAAS team you will:
  • Work as part of a team (physical and virtual) to deliver specialty assurance projects. The focus will be on delivering as part of the Delivery Centre team in Belfast, but there is likely to be times when you will be asked to travel to client sites across the UK and Ireland, and potentially Europe;
  • Work closely with other far-shore FAAS speciality assurance experts, and there may be times when you will be asked to travel to India or the Philippines;
  • Take ownership of deliverables, delegating to junior team members when possible and appropriate;
  • Help develop proposals and propositions to take to the market;
  • Proactively contribute toward the development of the specialty assurance community within FAAS; developing a personal network throughout the Assurance service line and the Belfast Delivery Centre along the way.
Skills and attributes for success
  • Strong independent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Outstanding finance process analysis skills;
  • Experience with relevant Finance systems and operating models;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical persons.
To qualify for the role you must have
  • At least a 2:1 degree in a STEM or finance-related subject
  • Relevant finance certifications (e.g. CIMA)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in F&A consulting or speciality assurance
  • A deep understanding of major finance processes
  • Experience in robotics process automation
  • Experience in finance transformation programme execution, preferably SI/ERP enabled, and a strong understanding of finance technologies
  • Experience in finance operating model design, e.g. shared services and/or outsourcing
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • Managed services experience (e.g. BPO)
  • Outstanding client and presentation skills
  • An interest in emerging technologies, such as blockchain and AI
What we look for
We’re looking for ambitious, driven individuals who want a challenging and stimulating career working on a broad spectrum of finance assurance projects.
The individual will be able to turn process insights into valuable advice and recommendations for our clients using market-leading tools and techniques.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • 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
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
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. 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.
Join us in building a better working world. 
Apply now.