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EY State and Local Government and Education – Finance and Operations - Consulting - Senior Manager (Multiple Locations) in Jefferson City, Missouri

State and Local Government and Education – Finance and Operations - Consulting - Senior Manager (Multiple Locations)


Requisition # UNI00GJF

Post Date Feb 15, 2021

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our federal, state, local and education (SLED) clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams; quality work using the highest professional standards; operational know-how from across our global organization; and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving health care for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

The Opportunity

Various macroeconomic and budget-related challenges are hampering effective public financial management. To address these challenges, governments are introducing reforms to improve fiscal transparency. As part of our US GPS team, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve planning, budgetary and financial performance, and to meet public transparency and accountability requirements.

Your Key Responsibilities

As one of our finance leaders, you’ll help crucial state and local government departments and agencies continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you’ll bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We'll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with leadership opportunities.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Participating in and leading Finance engagements, including ERP implementations

  • Managing financial, risk and quality aspects of client engagements

  • Communicating issues, status and thought leadership to partners and clients

  • Building relationships with external clients and internal peers to generate new business opportunities

  • Understanding EY service offerings and providing subject-matter insight to bids, proposals, and service delivery execution

  • Building, managing and motivating high-performing teams, including supporting people-related initiatives (e.g., recruitment, retention, training, competency development)

  • Developing people through effective supervision, coaching, mentoring and performance assessment of all levels of staff

Understanding and communicating workplace policies, procedures and practices to all levels of staff.

Skills and attributes for Success

Key capabilities that you should be prepared to bring to client-facing and internal teams include:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset – be excited about, and energized by, being part of building a larger practice

  • Demonstration of working knowledge and aptitude in some of our key capabilities. (e.g. quality and risk management, technical operations, project management)

  • Encouragement and facilitation of collaboration among team members; promoting an inclusive environment

  • Effective organization and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and adhere to project deadlines

  • Ability to lead certain client projects from planning through to execution

  • Contributions to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals, marketing presentations for potential clients and thought leadership brochures

  • Strong communication skills, translating into the ability to communicate issues, status, and thought leadership effectively to partners and clients

  • Ability to build impactful relationships with key influencers to effectively manage work and generate new business opportunities

  • Ability to share leading practices and insights about current industry or subject-matter topics with EY US leaders, proposal teams and clients

  • Ability to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, including supporting people-related initiatives (e.g., recruitment, retention, training, competency development)

  • Proactive collaborator who can organize and hold an initial C-suite conversation across all key offerings and business areas while have deep delivery experience in at least one key client business area

  • Ability to develop people through effective leadership, coaching, mentoring and performance assessment of all levels

To qualify for the role you must have

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and approximately eight years of relevant work experience or a master’s degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or other related field and approximately six years of relevant work experience.

  • Minimum of six years relevant experience in state and/or local financial management

  • Originated from either Pension fund client, Big 4 or boutique consulting firm with strong existing relationships to CalPERS / CalSTRS C-suite to accelerate “opening the door”

  • Preferred coverage and project experience across at least two of the following areas of a typical pension client: pension operations, management, pension administration and pension investments

  • Preparing complex written or verbal materials (e.g., legislative reports, budget justifications, leadership briefings)

  • Presenting complex issues to executives

  • Leading multiple teams

  • Providing formal feedback.

  • Knowledge and experience in state or local budgeting (formulation or execution)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Willingness to relocate to the specific geographic area that will be under your purview; we are currently most interested in the following markets: Albany, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Phoenix and Sacramento

  • Deep experience in at least one functional area (e.g., Finance, HR, IT)

What we look for

Top performers have experience leading client service projects, business devolvement efforts and internal growth initiatives. The candidate should have experience delivering services for project plans on large, complex engagements, and navigating multistakeholder environments to keep projects on track.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off plus 12 observed holidays and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.