In response to the continuous regulatory and accounting changes in the financial services industry, our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team within EY is leading various accounting changes / conversion engagements in top tier banks and insurance companies.
Our clients look to us as trusted consultants, and as a FAAS professional, you will be at the heart of that goal. You will provide accounting advisory services encompassing support in the implementation of new accounting and regulatory standards in the key sectors of Banking and Insurance (IFRS 9 / 15 / 17, Solvency II);
improvement of reporting processes such as fast close and business intelligence projects; GAAP conversion and implementation;
on call financial reporting advice; accounting / reporting processes and controls support assistance.
The opportunity :
We are currently seeking professionals with financial services (ideally insurance) experience to join the team. As FAAS professional you will have a great opportunity to expand your technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge and skills, work on different projects across the financial services sector and frequently work with other service lines.
At the same time you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the FAAS team during a time of exciting growth.
Your key responsibilities :
The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. You will work on the implementation of new International Financial Reporting Standards in the Financial Services sector such as IFRS 17 and IFRS 9, perform research and prepare technical papers to provide advisory services to clients on complex accounting matters, primarily in the insurance sector, and financial instruments related issues;
participate in the execution of a variety of projects, regulatory driven reporting, general business process and controls advice.
That means you need to think outside the box, be creative and solutions oriented, challenge existing practices and be adaptable to change.
Skills and attributes for success :
Working in multi-disciplinary teams under the guidance and direction of management to deliver complex engagements.
Understanding Financial Services Industry and recognizing key performance drivers, business trends, emerging technical developments and impact to the clients;
being visible in the marketplace and recognized as a quality service advisor.
Interacting with clients, developing productive working relationships and demonstrating a commitment to continually improve their satisfaction.
Fostering an innovative and team-oriented work environment by maintaining cooperative relationships that lead to open communication; sharing information.
Delivering presentations and using technology to continually learn, share knowledge and enhance service delivery.
To qualify for the role you must have :
At least 3 years of working experience in consulting / professional services or an operational role within an insurance company
Practical experience with financial / management accounting reporting and Solvency II in the insurance sector
Good understanding of insurance accounting and regulatory reporting and best practices
Professional accountancy qualification or working towards gaining one (ACCA, CFA, CPA,SOEL)
Excellent academic background including a bachelor’s and / or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Risk Management or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Ability and comfort in researching technical emerging issues (including regulations and industry practices) and report writing
Excellent written and verbal communication in Greek and English
Results-oriented approach with keen attention to high quality and accuracy
Ideally you will also have :
IFRS 17 implementation experience
What we look for :
We are not just looking for technical accounting experience - we are interested in professionals with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen;
professionalswho can integrate with and influence clients from a varying range of organizations, as part of a diverse and highly driven team.
If you are looking to develop your career within a truly dynamic team, where you will make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.
Working location : Athens
What working at EY offers :
We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.
In addition, our rewards package includes a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-
being. Plus, we offer :
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career
Developed system of performance management and career development that enables you to have the freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
Opportunity to work in an international environment
About EY :
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world.
That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.
Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.