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Experienced Consultant in Financial Reporting – Financial Services or/and Insurance sectors

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Job description

EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) teams support clients in determining, monitoring and disclosing financial and nonfinancial insights for their stakeholders. FAAS addresses the CFO’s agenda and provides CFOs, controllers, treasurers and audit committees with insights and services to support compliance with evolving financial requirements and help provide transparency and trust in reporting to support better decision-making. We also help to support finance functions with robust financial data analytics and innovation through our tools.

Our services cover a wide range of accounting and reporting, transaction accounting, treasury, and corporate governance services that can make our clients’ business meet changing market conditions, demands for greater transparency and changing regulatory requirements.

We aim to do this by providing innovative support to inspire confidence while addressing reporting challenges that stem from the changing economic and regulatory environment.

When our clients are facing complex finance and controllership issues, they look to us to set it right. Whether a system conversion has been miscalculated or they simply don’t have the knowledge in the right area of accounting, we provide the answers to the big questions nobody else can. Our clients look to us as trusted consultants, and as a FAAS professional, you will be at the heart of that goal.


The opportunity

We are currently seeking a professional with experience in Financial Services or/and Insurance sectors to join the team. In FAAS we work with our clients’ finance teams and wider organisation to provide practical, hands-on support and solutions relating to accounting, financial reporting and financial control in times of change or challenge.  As a FAAS professional you will have a great opportunity to expand your technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge and skills, work on different projects and frequently work with other service lines. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the FAAS team during a time of exciting growth. Sounds interesting?


Your key responsibilities

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. You will provide accounting advisory services encompassing support in the implementation of new accounting and regulatory standards (IFRS 9 / 15 / 16 / 17, Solvency II); improvement of reporting processes such as fast close and business intelligence projects; GAAP conversion and implementation; on call financial reporting advice; accounting/reporting processes and controls support assistance. That means you need to think outside the box, be creative and solutions oriented, challenge existing practices and be adaptable to change. As you build your knowledge and experience, you will become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.  


Skills and attributes for success

·  Collaborating effectively with Senior Managers and Partners at the planning, execution and wrap-up stages of FAAS engagements 
·  Working in multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring deliverables are of a high quality according to EY standards
·  Fostering an efficient, innovative and team-oriented working environment by maintaining cooperative relationships that lead to open communications and sharing of information
·  Demonstrating positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork competences, project management skills and high level of self-motivation and desire to exceed expectations
·  Illustrating critical thinking and ability to work in a multi-tasking and results-oriented working environment with keen attention to high quality and details
·  Identifying and communicating relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client 
·  Creating presentations and using technology to continually enhance service delivery


To qualify for the role, you must have

·  At least 3 years of working experience in consulting / audit services or a financial accounting/reporting role within a company in Financial Services or/and Insurance sectors with a proven track record of outstanding performance.
·  Excellent academic background including a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or any quantitative degree. PhD and research experience in Accounting or Finance will be considered an asset.
·  Professional accountancy qualification or working towards gaining one (ACCA, ACA, CFA, SOEL)
·  Good knowledge of IFRS and understanding of accounting logic
·  Ability and comfort in researching technical emerging issues (including regulations and industry practices) and distinct willingness to learn
·  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)  
·  Excellent written and verbal communication in Greek and English
·  Flexibility to travel in accordance with client and other job requirements both locally and internationally (travelling is subject to Covid-19 limitations).


Ideally you will also have

·  Knowledge in IFRS 17, IFRS 4, IFRS 9 and Solvency II
·  Experience in SAP accounting for insurance


What we look for

We are not just looking for technical accounting experience - we are interested in professionals with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen; professionals who can integrate with and influence clients from a varying range of organizations, as part of a diverse and highly driven team. If you are looking to develop your career within a truly dynamic team, where you will make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.


Working location: Athens


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our rewards package includes a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

·  Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
·  Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career
·  The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, we will be happy to hear from you.

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