EY Finance Transformation - Power & Utilities - Senior Manager - Consulting in New York, New York
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Business Consulting Senior Manager - Finance Transformation Consulting
Our objective is to provide clients with a unique business perspective on how to transform the finance function - reducing cost base, increasing efficiency and quality of information, and improving decision-making through the following core areas: finance operating model design; business performance management and reporting, shared services design and implementation; finance process improvement, finance system implementation and outsourcing advisory. We've shaped a global ecosystem of CFOs, controllers and other accounting and finance executives to help our clients enhance the value they are adding to their enterprise.
As part of our Finance Transformation team you will gain deep Power and Utility (P&U) industry experience working with senior leadership teams at our P&U clients as we support the energy transformation through Sustainable Finance. You will combine your finance capability with program and change management expertise to implement and embed improvements and deliver sustainable value.
Your key responsibilities
Your role as a Senior Manager will focus on Leading and delivering Finance Transformation related client engagements, interacting at an executive level, as well as sales and practice development activities. In this role, you will develop high- performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters, and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service.
You will work to sell, deliver and manage finance transformation projects in one or more of the following areas related to the Power and Utility Sector:
Finance strategy development
Finance operating model design
Finance processes improvement
Shared services and global business services design and implementation
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
Finance systems (e.g., SAP), robotics, and intelligent automation
Financial close, consolidation and reporting
Cost management and profitability analysis
Procure-to-pay and record-to-report processes
Asset and project accounting
Knowledge of interconnected utility billing to cash processes via CIS systems and GLs.
Familiarity with utility rate structures, recovery and revenue models
Understanding of the business of power transmission and distribution and the financial planning drivers related to these operations
Understanding of FERC reporting requirements and intersections with GAAP reporting
Understanding of General Rate Case components and their relation to Capex and Opex planning and cost management, in addition to Utility asset accounting
Understanding of Environmental, Societal, and Governance (ESG) and general sustainability implications for Power and Utility companies
Core responsibilities will also include coaching and mentoring, performance appraisal and business development.
Skills and attributes for success
Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially around breaking down complex structures into digestible and relevant points for a diverse set of clients and colleagues, at all levels.
By drawing on your knowledge and experience, you'll sell and lead consulting engagements that solve complex issues, provide innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs and contribute to thought leadership. You'll actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives. Successfully manage engagement time and budgets.
In line with our commitment to quality, you'll consistently drive projects to completion, manage risk and ensure that work is of high quality.
As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel team members and help them to develop.
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a master's degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience in the P&U sector
Approximately 8 years of experience in providing advisory services in the finance function focused in at least one of the following areas; finance operating model design, performance management, shared services design and implementations, outsourcing advisory
Experience in managing large-scale Finance Transformation and/or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations preferred
Experience with P&U specific finance functions and applications such as SAP, Oracle, and Power Plan
Experience leading teams, managing engagement economics and business development
Ideally, you'll also have
- An advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Operations or superior academic achievement in a related field
What we look for
We're interested in passionate leaders with strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends for their area of expertise and specific skills and knowledge to contribute to our clients and teams. If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve the full potential of their data, this role is for you.
What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $146,000 to $333,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $175,200 to $379,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being..
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.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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