Senior Consultant - UK&I Advisory - Finance Performance Improvement in England, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


The Advisory Services business is a fast-growing division within Ernst & Young. A dynamic group focused on providing high value independent, trusted advice to clients, with a focus on business transformation programmes and financial management. The key to our success will be in helping these clients solve difficult business issues throughout a range of areas from finance to business performance, re-engineering to programme assurance. 


The Finance service line works with clients to address issues of importance to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in creating value and delivering world-class finance capabilities. Working closely with our industry groups and leveraging the Ernst & Young brand as independent, trusted advisors, we provide our high profile clients with the following range of services: 

Finance Transformation & Finance Performance Improvement, which includes;

  • Diagnosis: Provide an assessment of the current performance of the finance function and identify areas where improvements in efficiency and effectiveness can be achieved
  • Vision and Strategy for Finance: Support the finance function in gaining consensus and commitment to a clearly articulated set of value propositions for finances roles and a plan for transformation into a world class function.
  • Process and Controls Design: standardising and simplifying processes and controls to make the best use of technology and enable cost effective operation and sustainable regulatory compliance.

  • Shared Services, which includes;
  • Shared services and Outsourcing support: preparing the business case and developing the options for shared services and outsourcing. Supporting the client in; selecting and managing outsourcing providers, or designing and building their own shared service centres.

  • Planning & Performance Management, which includes;
  • Fast Close and Reporting: enabling finance to report internally and externally faster and to higher quality standards.
  • Performance Measures and Data Structures: helping finance to define an effective set of performance measures and reports which will focus the business on the delivery of strategy and business plans.

  • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, which includes;
  • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting: helping finance build financial models using data from financial systems and other sources, to support strategic planning; involvement in the preparation of business plans; financial analysis to support business decisions; devising metrics to measure the success of strategies; involvement in budget target setting and reporting performance against targets; providing support for annual budget and forecasts; involvement in variance analysis and follow-up; improvement of planning, forecasting & budgeting processes.

  • Clients 

    Our clients include many of today's leading global companies, innovative growth companies and major government departments. They also include large companies within our national and regional markets. We are thus looking for candidates with strong client/market focuses and expertise that we can leverage into our clients. In specific we are looking for senior consultants with a strong insight into one of the following;
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Financial Services
  • Energy, Chemicals & Utilities
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Technology, Communications & Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Requirements

    We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate real impact within business and help transform the finance functions of some of the world's most respected commercial and public sector organisations. We can help you realise your potential. Our success is based on your success. Our work environment is designed to help high-performing people thrive. 

    We are seeking individuals with consulting experience or individuals who have gained significant project and business improvement experience within large recognised businesses. Candidates must hold a professional accounting qualification and have a true consultative approach to work. 

    Core Consulting Competencies:

  • Able to establish personal credibility with clients; is professional in conduct and demonstrates expertise in a number of technical areas and has past solutions experience
  • Plans and coordinates own workload and that of other team members, meeting deadlines, and quality and risk objectives.
  • Adds value by delivering work of the highest quality and is able to proactively overcome issues to ensure delivery.
  • Finds logical or innovative solutions to complex or unusual Client problems.
  • Continuously builds and masters key technical, functional and professional skills and is proactive in sharing / building knowledge within the team.
  • Encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing that impact performance of team members.
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