EY FAAS - Technical Accounting Advisory Group - Senior - Multiple Cities in Des Moines, Iowa
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.
New York City, McLean, Chicago, Dallas
When our clients are facing complex finance and controllership issues, they look to us to get it right. Whether weighing the pros and cons of business transaction structure alternatives or tackling various technical accounting and financial reporting projects, we provide the answers to the important questions.
*The opportunity *
Our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Senior in our Technical Accounting Advisory Group (TAAG) group, you will play a key role in that growth. Working across all industries, you’ll develop your career by communicating creative, strategic goals both internally and externally. It’s all about listening to and understanding our clients to give them a truly exceptional experience in a field where there really are no off-the-shelf recommendations.
As part of our Technical Accounting Advisory Group, you will help companies manage the complex financial and accounting issues relating to consolidation and joint ventures, IPOs, business combinations, compensation, revenue recognition, derivatives and hedging, debt vs. equity, SEC reporting, leases, and much more. This is a highly visible role allowing you to work with a broad set of clients across the US firm, interacting directly with our FAAS and audit teams and clients. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn technical accounting at a faster rate and deeper level.
*Your key responsibilities *
The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you’ll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. You’ll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas. Occasional travel may be necessary as you will be meeting with key clients, some of whom are the most respected in their fields.
Skills and attributes for success
Consulting with clients on complex and technical accounting issues
Collaborating with partners, senior managers and clients to influence strategy, balancing risk and client expectations
Ensuring our engagement teams thoroughly understand our clients’ unique needs, ambitions and expectations
Building relationships with colleagues across multiple service lines to provide seamless, integrated service
Managing performance and identifying opportunities to improve our products and processes
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor’s degree, CPA certification and 2 to 5 years’ work experience, preferably as an auditor in a public accounting firm
Strong technical writing and presentation skills
Strong project management and time management skills
A thorough understanding of US GAAP
Exposure to or interest in complex technical accounting topics is a plus
An understanding of marketplace, as well as commonly used terminology, processes and tools
A proven record of excellence when managing, mentoring and improving a team of high-performing colleagues
The confidence to research and resolve emerging client issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
*What we look for *
We’re interested in versatile people with the ability to take on new responsibilities and listen to clients to get things done. While technical accounting experience is a plus, we’re primarily interested in strong performers with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and think in unique and creative ways. If you’re a confident leader with a curious mind and the ability to solve complex issues, this role is for you.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
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