Financial Management Associate Senior Associate
Ernst & Young - Iselin, NJ

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Job summary

As Financial Management Associate Senior Associate, you'll serve in a financial advisory and support capacity, helping senior executives with financial analysis, proposing pricing strategies, and analyzing budgets against actual figures. You'll also advise on the billing strategy for assigned clients. As well as being the main contact for client-related financial reporting and analysis, you'll also help Ernst & Young's executives comply with Ernst & Young finance and quality policies. Additionally, you'll provide timely cash flow projections for client-related business.

Through your strategic approach, and your ability to influence others, you'll provide meaningful analysis and make strong recommendations, to help executives achieve their financial goals for each client.

You'll support the Ernst & Young's core and strategic growth market accounts, while your innovative ideas should improve efficiency, both quantitatively and qualitatively. You'll communicate leading practices to clients and co-workers alike, and act as a mentor or coach to the Financial Management Associates (FMAs). You may also be asked to participate in national projects or initiatives.


Perform the daily inventory accounting functions required by the firm

Help client service executives resolve potential problems or last-minute issues

Help train other FMAs, as well as client-serving executives (CSEs)

Suggest and implement leading practices for improving processes, for both the Finance group and the client-serving staff

Delegate financial administrative tasks to a virtual financial assistant (FA) team

Identify and communicate FMA/FA issues to the FMA Manager, Assistant Area Director of Finance, or Area Director of Finance, as appropriate

Maintain a standard book of business, such as strategic growth market accounts or core accounts

Proactively communicate and escalate inventory issues to the Partner/Engagement Manager and FMA Manager

Serve as a subject matter specialist on Ernst & Young's Global Financial Information System (GFIS) engagement software, practices and policies

Maintain multiple executive-level relationships

Supervise the quality and quantity of work flow within the FA group

Serve as a coach and/or mentor to FMAs

Knowledge and skills requirements

English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication

Excellent analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills

Strong teaming abilities, with demonstrated virtual teaming ability

Effective multi-tasking and prioritization skills

Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word programs, with an ability to learn new applications quickly

Good delegation and time management skills

Adept at taking a consultative approach in business transactions, and influencing executive decision-making

Strong mentoring skills


A minimum of 3-5 years related professional experience, with additional financial management experience beneficial


Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; Master's degree beneficial

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