EY PBFA Assistant Manager Jobs in South Africa

EY PBFA Assistant Manager Jobs in South Africa

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


  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; EY PBFA Assistant Manager Jobs in South Africa

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