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Senior Finance GBS Strategy Execution Consultant with German or French



Accounting & Finance
Warsaw, Poland · Reykjavík, Iceland
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Senior Finance GBS Strategy Execution Consultant with German or French

Let us introduce you the job offer by EY GDS Poland – a member of the global integrated service delivery center network by EY.

The opportunity

As part of our EY GDS Poland - Finance Consulting Practice, you will help clients in their Business Transformation assignments from functional perspective. This includes working along with the clientele within the sub-competency Global Business Services (GBS). As a GBS (Global Business Services) Consultant, you will be responsible for guiding and supporting organizations in the establishment of their GBS function (PTP, OTC, R2R, FP&A). This includes providing strategic advice, designing operating models, defining processes and procedures, and implementing best practices. You will work closely with clients to assess their needs, develop implementation plans, and provide ongoing support to ensure successful GBS set-up and operations. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a leading firm whilst being instrumental in the growth of a new service offering.

Your key responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning: Engage and collaborate with clients to understand their business objectives and goals, and develop a strategic plan for setting up their GBS function. This includes conducting feasibility studies, assessing organizational readiness, defining scope and objectives, and creating a roadmap for implementation.
  • Operating Model Design: Responsible to design and develop GBS operating models that align with clients' business strategies and objectives. This includes defining the optimal structure, governance, and service delivery model for the GBS function, and developing policies and standard operating procedures(SOPs) based on the client requirements
  • Process Design and Optimization: Ability to analyze and capture clients' As-Is processes, identify areas of improvement, and design efficient and effective end-to-end To-Be processes for the GBS function.
  • Change Management: Provide change management guidance and support to clients during the GBS set-up process. This includes developing change management strategies, conducting change impact assessments, and developing communication and design develop and execute training plans to ensure smooth transition and adoption of the new GBS function.
  • Best Practice Implementation: Identify and implement best practices in GBS operations, including process mining, process mapping, industry benchmarking, leading tools and technologies(such as Blackline, HighRadius etc), and innovative approaches to service delivery.
  • Project Transition Management: Help lead and manage GBS set-up and process transition projects, including planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling project/transition activities. This includes managing transition risks, issues, and dependencies, tracking project progress, and reporting project status to clients and stakeholders.
  • Client Relationship Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, serving as a trusted business advisor on GBS set-up and operations.
  • Compliance and risk management: Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, and internal control requirements within the GBS.
  • Communication and collaboration: Facilitating effective communication and collaboration across different teams, departments, or locations within the GBS to promote knowledge sharing and drive cross-functional projects.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Core Consulting skills such as Data analytics and interpretation, applying structured problem solving skills and developing Market insights and intelligence
  • Good articulation skills is a must
  • Proficiency in English and German or French (oral and written)
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Capability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Experience and strong knowledge in finance and accounting functions in at least two domains – Record to report (RTR), Procure to pay (PTP), Order to cash (OTC)
  • Strong understanding of financial reports and statements; Knowledge in Financial Consolidation
  • Working knowledge of GBS / SSC setup engagements. This involves hands-on experience in business process transition assignments and related activities
  • Ability to provide accounting advice and guidance on various process transition related topics

Good to have experience / exposure (the below skills are an added advantage for candidates):

  • Experience in IFRS implementation project(s)
  • Translate business requirements to technical language and model (good to have)
  • Good experience in Chart of accounts (CoA) design
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-intensity
  • Managing / supervising teams of people on project work
  • Open to travel (Domestic & International)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Master degree in Finance and Accounting or any other related
  • 6+ years of total consulting experience
  • 4+ years’ experience in Business Process Transition and GBS set-up
  • Business Finance Transformation
  • Exposure to tools like SAP, HFM, Visio etc.

What we look for

  • A Team of people with commercial acumen, technical experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment
  • Opportunities to work with EY Advisory practices globally with leading businesses across a range of industries

What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across ten locations – Argentina, China, Hungary, India, the Philippines, Poland, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career

  • 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.

About EY

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EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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