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Senior Associate

  • Kochi (Ernākulam)
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Job description

ASA – Senior

The ASA role improves account team efficiency and effectiveness through the performance of key project management and coordination activities.

ASA team helps in account coordination, project management, financial analysis, data compliance requirements and other miscellaneous administrative tasks that do not require client-serving technical judgment related to above service lines.

The opportunity 

We’re looking for Senior Associates with expertise in accounts support skills to join our ASA Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a leading firm whilst being instrumental in the growth of a new service offering. 

Your key responsibilities 

·  To support onshore Consulting engagement teams on engagement management and coordination activities, to minimize the time spent by the technical team on those tasks  
·  To enhance the service levels provided by the Consulting technical team by ensuring highest and best use of technical resources, enhancing quality and timeliness of engagement, and standardizing procedures  
·  Assist Onshore ASA / Team with engagement economics matters (e.g., hours/budgets/estimates to complete, fees, billings, reconciliations, Work in process-WIPs); collaborate with Financial Management Associate (FMA)  
·  Work on tools like MMT, EY Delivers and SharePoint etc.  
·  Work with engagement team to book staff on ARMS or Retain per the bi-annual Resource allocation process  
·  Act as a central point of contact for the assigned engagement(s)  
·  Interface regularly with engagement personnel, develop strong working relationships and leverage information gained to anticipate client needs  
·  Be knowledgeable about the services the engagement provides and utilize that knowledge to make suggestions and/or recommendations  
·  Frequent communication and translation with Italian onshore/ clients required.
·  Assist with ad-hoc project work at the request of the account teams 

Skills and attributes for success 

·  ASAs enhance service delivery by ensuring that deadlines are met, the project is efficiently managed, and there is proactive coordination /communication
·  Provide support to Consulting technical team members
·  Assist with matters related to fees and billings, invoicing, budgets
·  Ensure proper and efficient team communications
·  Perform non-technical planning and organizational tasks for the account
·  Ensure that all required documentation is filed and archived
·  Support efforts to develop and maintain client relationships
·  Reporting and preparing Dashboards for client team including senior leadership
·  One-time tasks, ad hoc reporting, etc.


To qualify for the role, you must have 

·  A Graduate, preferably B.Com/BBA/Economics Graduates (No post-graduation experience required)  
·  Previous accounting and finance experience and/or project management experience - ideally at least 3-5 years  
·  Fluent in English - both written and verbal.  
·  Strong organizational and management skills  
·  Skilled at juggling conflicting demands, prioritizing effectively.  
·  Strong analytical/numerical skills  
·  Excellent people skills; promotes teamwork, ability to lead a group of 4-5 associates.  
·  Assertive, with strong influencing skills.  
·  Able to employ effective communication skills, specifically questioning, listening and writing.  
·  Able to effectively summarize and conclude on work, applying appropriate documentation standards.  
·  Able to meet tight deadlines and ensure work is of consistently high quality with attention to detail.  
·  Strong computer skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel, power point presentation etc.  
·  Proactive with team/client  
·  Diligent in following up on items  

Ideally, you’ll also have 

·  Professional, confident and outgoing  
·  Robust and resilient disposition  
·  Ability to function as part of a team  
·  Organised and self-disciplined  
·  Calm and capable of juggling conflicting demands on time and of prioritising effectively  
·  High degree of accuracy  
·  Confident to deal with senior level contacts, internally and externally  

What we look for 

·  Strong communication skills  
·  Strong attention to detail even when dealing with routine tasks  
·  Ability to meet tight deadlines  
·  Ability to ensure that work is of a consistently high standard  
·  Ability to multi-task projects and assignments in order of priority  
·  Team player with willing and enthusiastic approach  
·  Excellent interpersonal skills, internally and externally  
·  Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential problems before they arise  

What working at EY offers

At EY, we’re dedicated to helping our clients, from start–ups to Fortune 500 companies — and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.

You get to work with inspiring and meaningful projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. We value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role
with challenging and stimulating assignments. Moreover, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes high quality and knowledge exchange. 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

About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, Strategy & transactions and Consulting 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.

Make every future a success.
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