Finance Operations Associate at Ernst & Young (EY)

Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Operations Associate

Locations: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The primary role of the Finance Operations Associate is to support the Finance Operations team and Director with the day-to-day functions of Finance Operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Being the main point of contact for all Finance related matters for assigned Service Lines (SL).
  • Preparation, analysis and distribution of financial information and reports, which includes WIP, Utilization, AR, MLO, etc.
  • Act as point of escalation between the business/client servers and the functional leads of Finance, i.e. debtors, accounts payable, work-in-progress, etc.
  • Review unbilled inventory and flag any risks identified to engagement managers.
  • Review account receivable and flag any risks identified to engagement managers.
  • Preparing and submitting budget, planning and forecast information. This is done in consultation with the  Finance & Operations and SL leadership.
  • Review gross margin on accounts and flag areas of concern to engagement team for action.
  • Proactively analyse business KPI’s and consult with client servers with the goal of increasing profitability on accounts by using the correct levers i.e. leveraging, utilisation, and pricing.
  • Have a view/perspective on sales pipeline and the effect this will have on the future financial results.
  • Presenting results at Sector meetings to the partners, executive directors and manager group.
  • Be able to train the client server community on Finance best practice, new systems (Mercury) and tools.
  • 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 hold 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 Lead/ team.
  • Provide support and assistance as and when required by the Mercury Team from time to time.
  • Responsible for Strategic and Operational Workforce Planning (SWP/OWP) for assigned  service lines.
  • Assit to get approval from the service line of all IFM invoices related to assigned Service Lines.
  • Act as the primary driver of change for SL and Finance activities and initiatives.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience in a high paced, growth focused environment
  • Proficient in MS office products; advanced Excel skills, including V-lookup and pivot table, advanced Word skills, including mail merge.

Skills and Attributes for Success:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask, be competent in prioritizing tasks, work with little supervision, be self-motivated and demonstrate trustworthiness
  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage different situations and ability to problem solve while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Leverages technology and effectively uses systems and tools to generate reports and provide stakeholders with data and analytical support to drive decision-making
  • Takes initiative, is highly innovative with a drive for creating processes
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization, are essential
  • Good understanding of processes, policies and procedures required for supporting an organization
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a positive team environment and proven ability to adapt to change.
  • Strong analytical ability, aptitude for details, and highly organized
  • Proven record in learning and effectively using many different, independent systems
  • Actively demonstrates confidentiality, tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
  • Ability to function and excel in a paperless environment

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Closing date: Not specified

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