Advisory Manager - Performance Improvement - Finance Transformation
Ernst & Young - McLean, VA

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We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and manage business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts.

Ernst & Young's Performance Improvement practice has a global integrated Finance service offering, including:

Finance Transformation

Business Performance Management

Shared Services

Our Finance Transformation team members focus on the priorities and challenges our clients' CFOs are facing. The CFO must deal with the complexity of balancing risk and performance and the tension that may exist between them. Key concerns for the CFO include protecting reputation and brand, effective internal and external communication, managing risk/return ratio, effective performance reporting and contributing to decision support.

Our focus areas within Finance Transformation:
Finance Function Strategy

Finance Organizational Design and Development

Finance Operational Effectiveness

Finance and Operational Systems Effectiveness

Management Information and Decision Support

Ernst & Young Advisory Services is a fast-moving, high-growth area with huge potential. It offers variety, challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential. Being a member of our Advisory team means you will specialize in a particular competency - Risk, Performance Improvement, or IT Risk & Assurance. Our Performance Improvement team is focused on helping clients improve business performance and operational efficiency while managing risk. We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation and process efficiency solutions in specialty areas like finance, supply chain, IT Advisory, customer, people and organization change, strategic direction, and program management.

The opportunity is now! If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, serving clients and reaching your full potential, Ernst & Young Advisory Services is for you!


Effectively manage and motivate client engagement teams with diverse skills and backgrounds. Provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members. Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment. Play an active role in counseling and mentoring junior consultants within the organization.

Foster relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently deliver quality client services. Drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Manage expectations of client service delivery. Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business.

Cultivate and manage business development opportunities. Understand Ernst & Young and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to serve clients. Develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks. Develop relationships with team members across all EY practices to serve client needs.

Demonstrate in-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge. Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate to new knowledge. Possess good business acumen. Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge.

To qualify, candidates must have:
a bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience

a degree with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and/or Business; MBA and/or CPA is preferred

approximately 4 years of experience in providing advisory services in the finance function and/or serving in an operational capacity within the finance function (e.g. Order to Cash; Procure to Pay; Close to Report; Budgeting and Planning, Shared Services/Outsourcing)

experience in managing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations

experience in program management for large scale business transformation projects and programs

work collaboratively in a team environment

characteristics of a forward thinker and self motivator that thrives on new challenges and adapts quickly to learning new knowledge

to manage a team of junior consulting professionals

ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

strong analytical and problem-solving skills

excellent oral and written communication skills

a strong work ethic

a willingness to travel to meet client needs; travel is estimated at 80%

a valid driver's license in the US and a valid passport required; willingness and ability to travel internationally

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