Business Consulting Finance – Senior Associate

  • Salary ₱65000 - ₱85000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelors/ Degree
  • Job experience 3 - 5 years

Job Description

Job summary:
Responsible for providing guidance and share knowledge with team members in the execution of projects and engagements for Finance practice.  A Senior Associate is expected to conduct the detailed activities for complex projects, perform detailed review of work done by Associates and provide support to his/her Managers and Partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Winning in the market:
• Consider as direct point of contact for client and team; Speak to client on a regular basis to stay up-to-date; Begin to own client relationship; Manage difficult client relationships;
• Understand account management framework and assist in resolving engagement issues;
• Develop and give clear and impactful presentations;
• Understand complex technical and business concepts, and relay to client in an simple fashion;
• Is consistently proactive about managing client expectations; take initiatives in dealing with clients
• Considered a go-to person based on the application of prior learnings and engagement experiences
• Familiar and understand service line and sub-service line offerings; and
• Meet or exceed Advisory utilization targets, as well as effective utilization targets;
People engagement:
• Put Associates in position to excel through feedback, on-the-job coaching, delegating, challenging work, leveraging strengths, and sharing experiences
• Play a meaningful role inclusiveness;
• Contribute to agenda and coordination of sub-service line, service-line or Firm-wide activities
• Holds difficult performance discussions with Associate that need improvement
• Assist Associates in their growth; suggest ways to improve their personal and career development; and
• Able to timely address areas for personal development in attaining personal and Firm goals effectively
Qualities and values:
• Consistently able to spot issues with engagement and elevate appropriately;
• Coordinate provision of Service Quality Program materials and/or client deliverables for internal or external inspection;
• Perform timely, effective supervision and review of team members’ work;
• Proactively discusses technical issues with Senior Associates and Managers and offers solutions;
• Has superior analytical skills; able to immediately spot complex technical concerns;
• Able to handle multiple engagements of different levels of difficulty effectively and efficiently;
• Consistently reinforce and integrate EY values;
• Demonstrate a high level of self-awareness when dealing with others; and
• Take steps to create and evolve a culture that engages, empowers and energizes our people


Analytical capability – the ability to:
a. Understand business situations, identify needs & requirements, and respond through innovative & practical solutions;
b. Do complex calculations, and perform sense check to determine if a certain circumstance is reasonable and plausible;
c. Understand and convey business issues and concerns, and technical concepts;
d. Utilize analytics in his or her assigned job;
e. Respond to client’s request, while at the same time adhering to internal review process; and
f. Accurately identify client issues, and communicate clear explanations and suggested action items.
• Collaboration – the ability to work effectively & efficiently in a team
• Creative thinking – the ability to navigate challenges and develop effective and innovative solution; the capability to produce quality outputs creatively
• Enthusiasm – has good attitude towards work and has strong desire to learn
Communication skills – the ability to:
a. Communicate effectively with client counterparts through structured questioning, careful listening, & delivery of fact-based findings
b. Report effectively project status & results to different stakeholders;
c. Articulate clearly expectations from and tasks assigned to Associates to ensure effective and efficient conduct of project activities.
• Logical thinking and problem solving – the ability to present problems structurally, and come up with feasible solution based on available data
• Process mapping – the capability to gather data on, document current state processes, design future state processes and integrate these processes to the finance operating model.
• Ability to work under pressure – the ability to
a. Meet tight deadlines and project timeline is open in working beyond office hours
b. Flexible and is willing to work in client sites within or beyond Metro Manila
• Project management – the ability to focus on the processes used to plan, coordinate and control the delivery of services at project level; apply rigor and discipline in the execution of all service delivery projects.
• Planning skills – the ability to:
a. Organize project activities and schedules in line with the approach and methodology;
b. Prioritize project activities and workload during tight deadlines;
c. Delegate appropriate tasks to Associates with proper guidance and mentoring.
• Technical Skills
a. Accounts payable ledger / Procure-to-Pay
b. Accounts receivable ledger / Order-to-Cash
c. General ledger / Record-to-report
d. GAAP / IFRS knowledge
e. Working capital management
f. Payroll / Hire-to-Retire
g. Treasury operations management
h. Financial planning and analysis
Relevant Experience: 3-5 years if relevant work experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
Preferably Certified Public Accountant (in the Philippines).
Other certifications are considerable:
a. Certified Management Accountant or CMA (International certification)
b. Certified Internal Auditor or CIA (International certification)
c. Certified Accounting Technician or CAT (International certification)
d. Registered Cost Accountant or RCA
e. Members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (MICB)
f. Project Management Certification
g. Lean Six Sigma – Yellow (first level), Green (second level), Black (highest level).

Company Overview

SGV & Co. is currently the Philippines’ largest multidisciplinary professional services firm with nine offices across the country. The Firm employs more than 5,000 professionals from various disciplines. We provide integrated solutions that draw on diverse and deep competencies in assurance, tax, strategy and transactions, and consulting services. We uphold the highest standards of quality. In fact, SGV & Co.’s Assurance service line has been ISO 9001-certified since 1996. In everything we do, we nurture leaders and enable businesses for a better Philippines. This Purpose is our aspirational reason for being that ignites positive change and inclusive growth.
SGV & Co.’s track record has remained unmatched in the region. We have accumulated invaluable resources in our 75 years of operations – highly qualified and competent staff, state-of-the-art facilities and an enviable international network. We envision not only to give value-added services to our clients but, more importantly, to become a partner in their and the region’s development. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
SGV & Co. became a member practice of Ernst & Young International on 6 June 2002. EY, a global leader in professional services, understands the business issues that are important to senior executives. With extensive business knowledge and hands-on industry experience, the global EY organization can implement a broad array of solutions to help companies capture growth, improve financial performance, and manage risk – anywhere in the world. Its over 300,000 people serve as trusted business advisers in more than 150 countries, offering audit, tax, consulting, and strategy and transactions services across all industries to many of today’s leading global corporations, as well as emerging companies. Worldwide, its people are united by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality.

SGV & Co. received the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) Assess-level certification on 31 August 2018. It is the first professional services firm in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region to receive an EDGE certification. The EDGE Certification is the world’s leading assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality.

Our Values
• People who demonstrate integrity, respect, teaming and inclusiveness
• People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
• People who build relationships based on doing the right thing
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