Manager – EY Absolute

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1431606

 Job Description

We have a vacancy for a Manager to join the EY Absolute Team and play a key role in the fast growing managed service team within EY. This team has been formed to lead the delivery of a key growth area within our Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) service

The opportunity

We have a vacancy for a Manager to join the EY Absolute Team and play a key role in the fast growing managed service team within EY. This team has been formed to lead the delivery of a key growth area within our Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) service.   The role will be based in Belfast and focus on the management of accountants and accounting analysts who are responsible for the preparation and review of management accounting reporting packs for a wide range of clients, including global blue chip multinational companies
The post holder will also have the opportunity to work within the wider EY Absolute service delivery team and contribute to the delivery of a high quality in-house finance function across a diverse client portfolio.
You will need to manage stakeholders and build positive relationships across the firm to ensure the new service is delivered on time and to budget.
The role will be based in our Delivery Centre in Belfast and you will be leading the delivery of a range of reporting and compliance services  to  clients across UK&I. There will be some travel within the UK and Ireland. 
This is an exciting opportunity to take the next step in your career with a continually growing business.

Your key responsibilities
  • Manage the activities of a team of  Accountants and Accounting Analysts across an allocated portfolio of clients, including technical review of the work performed by that team.. This also includes establishing and managing work allocations and goals for the team, Ensure that the team function effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop individual team members using an on-going coaching, personal development and performance management process.
  • Manage short and long term operational goals and tactical objectives ensuring clients goals are incorporated
  • Ensure SLAs are met and service is delivered to clients as expected
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with clients
  • Be a proactive member of the EY Service Delivery Team
  • Develop, maintain, and update personal knowledge and expertise through appropriate means to ensure understanding of relevant knowledge areas and to identify possible future developments
  • Act as point of escalation for clients and staff related issues within the team
To qualify for the role you must have


ACCA, or ACA qualified accountant with ideally  2 -5 years post qualification experience in industry or professional services.
  • In addition to be successful in this role you will have knowledge and experience of  two or more  of the areas below which will support your responsibilities, other relevant experience will be developed through performing this role.
  • Finance function and accounting operations, financial management and management accounting
  • Management reporting (including variance analysis) and statutory reporting
  • Cost and Margin analysis and reporting
  • Preparation and review of tax compliance returns for VAT and Corporation Tax
  • Detailed knowledge around finance function processes (RTR, PTP, OTC)
  • Understanding of continuous improvement and / or cost saving initiatives
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Ideally you’ll also have:

  • previous experience in a similar environment

What we look for:


We look for people who are proactive, innovative, team players with strong client experience.


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.