EY Business Controller - Finance department in All, Belgium

Title: Business Controller - Finance department

Location: BE-All-Diegem

Job Number: DIE000PH

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

With this breadth of service offerings you have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of experiences, mentoring and formal learning to ensure our employee value proposition – Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime – is a reality.

As Business Controller within EY you have an impactful and visible function. You will act in a versatile role with a focus on delivering the best possible financial performance of the accounts serviced by EY. In this function you will work closely together with the Service Line partners and lead a team of FMA’s (Financial Management Associates).

A Business Controller within EY is someone who is assertive and capable of giving an accurate opinion in situations that require a clear direction and insight. You demonstrate professional integrity and take the initiative to convince people with correct and structured information. You show a good sense of business acumen and you can act as the perfect sparring partner. You understand the requirements to act as a trusted business advisor whenever it is necessary, with a critical and constructive eye on the financial as well as the human aspect. Do you recognize yourself in this description, then this is the role for you!

Tasks and Responsibilities

You combine financial knowledge with solid advisory skills. On the one hand, you liaise with the Service Line leadership about the planning and forecast, as well as the analysis of the monthly results compared to budget and sales pipeline. On the other hand, you verify write-ups/write-offs and evaluate billing discipline by monitoring high and low (un)billed inventory, estimated realization percentage, margin, productivity and composition of client-serving teams. You present your findings to the Service Line leadership, including exception reporting on remarkable trends and deviations. You create and implement leading and best practices. You help train client-serving executives and drive key initiatives that involve change and process improvement for the organization.

You are the key contact person partners are relying on concerning the analysis of financial figures in relation to the business.

Qualifications:

Profile

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a financial / economic orientation or equivalent.

  • You have between 5 and 8 years of relevant working experience in a professional services environment.

  • You are fluent in Dutch/French and have good written and spoken knowledge of English.

  • You are a team player with the capability to work independently when needed.

  • You are a self-starter with organizational, time management and problem-solving skills and with a focus on getting the things done.

  • You can handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You have a critical and commercial mindset and a high level of attention to detail with strong analytical skills.

  • You are an expert in Excel with excellent knowledge of formulas, charts and pivot tables.

  • Proficiency with financial software packages, including SAP, Hyperion and BI systems is a plus.

  • Experience in Audit / Accountancy is an asset.

Offer

Your competencies and interests determine your future. You will receive coaching and you can take ownership of your own career deployment. Next to that, we offer you an exciting and challenging job in a fast moving and innovative environment, with room for training and personal development.