Senior Manager - Technical Accounting - IFRS - Financial Accounting Advisory Services


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity - Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra

In a fast-paced, and increasingly complex world, our clients need our help to navigate complexity. They seek commercial, practical and technically compliant accounting solutions and timely, reliable and insightful information, to underpin their current business activities and inform their ongoing strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting complex data to provide relevant insights to manage and mitigate business risks and capture strategic opportunities. Our clients look to us for guidance and services they can trust.

As a senior manager in our Financial Accounting Advisory Services team focused on our Enhanced Corporate Reporting and Accounting and Transactions service offerings, you will work with a wide range of clients on a broad range of issues that matter to their businesses. These will include middle market businesses through to some of the world’s largest companies. You will provide practical, hands-on support, guidance, and solutions to address their financial accounting and reporting challenges.

Your key responsibilities

  • Proactively lead all aspects of engagements including planning, approach, stakeholder management, commercial engagement outcomes, risk management and building and maintaining high performing teams (including coaching and mentoring)
  • Work collaboratively with our clients on a wide range of engagements such as:
    • Assessing the impact of current, proposed new or revised accounting standards (AAS, IFRS and/or US GAAP) on an entity’s business, their transactions and their financial accounting and reporting, and assisting them to practically interpret and implement impacts
    • Working as an integral part of the client’s deal team across the transaction’s lifecycle (including pre deal and post deal) to evaluate potential structures to provide insights on the potential accounting impacts and outcomes, e.g., IPO, equity/debt raising, acquisitions, divestments, and financial buy-side and sell-side due diligence. Further, you will assist with post deal implementation related accounting and reporting matters.
  • Participating in overall practice strategy development and leading strategy execution.
  • Realising business development plans through strong professional networks and preparing and delivering proposals
  • Developing and maintaining long-term productive client relationships

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for this role, you must have:

  • Excellent leadership and project management skills with a proven ability to execute under pressure and balance various competing priorities at once
  • A self-starter who is open-minded, coachable, self-aware and has a desire to learn
  • Intellectual curiosity, strong technical accounting knowledge (IFRS, AAS and/or US GAAP) and a demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex concepts
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex accounting concepts and issues to non-specialists and work collaboratively (with clients and across EY service lines)
  • Strong business writing skills (formal and informal)
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong and broad client relationships
  • A proven ability to identify, develop and capture business opportunities

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • CA or equivalent professional qualification
  • A degree in accounting and/or another appropriate academic major
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

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