Financial Services (EMEIA FSO) - Executive - Finance Performance Improvement in England - London, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

As an Executive you will work on a wide range of projects, developing your project management, analytical and interpersonal skills. The role with involve delivering on client assignment and developing valued relationships with external clients and industry contacts. 
You will currently be a high flyer within a Finance Performance Improvement practice of a major consulting or advisory firm, operating in the financial services sector or alternatively you will be working for a major wholesale bank/capital markets / retail banking or insurance organisation in their finance function, where you may have been working on change projects. Ambitious and committed, you will be looking for an opportunity to accelerate your career that will give you outstanding opportunities for personal growth.


Professional Experience 
Working with CFOs in leading financial organisations, our finance professionals help assess and transform the finance function to improve performance and effectiveness. They provide insights and recommendations on people, processes and systems and then work with clients to deliver improvements. We are looking for professionals with exposure to / experience in, one or more of the following areas:

  • A successful track record in Wholesale Banking / Capital Markets / Retail Banking / Insurance experience gained either through a top tier consultancy (Big 4, IBM, Accenture etc) or top tier bank
  • Broad knowledge of banking support functions, in particular Product Control and Finance, and their key processes
  • Finance / Product Control change management / transformation experience, including an understanding of how IT change supports this
  • International experience / linguistic ability, in particular European languages a bonus

  • Profile/Skills
  • Desire to build / develop a career in advising our clients with Finance / Product Control / Operations improvements
  • Strong interest and commitment to understanding and developing leading edge Finance solutions to our industry clients
  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • Appreciation (and ideally experience of some or all) of EY’s solutions / go to market abilities and how these service client needs
  • Ability to operate with stakeholders / manage projects which potentially span all functions within client organisations
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels, experiences and agenda
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Flexibility to travel to, and work in, other locations

  • Qualifications
  • Excellent graduate level education, minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent
  • Accounting/ finance qualifications or the desire to work towards a qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA, CPA CFA etc)
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