Core Business Services - Financial Service Organization Advisory Talent Leader

Senior (6-10 years)

Technical Skills

  • Budgets
  • Costing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forecasting
  • HR
  • Organizational development
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting
  • Relationship Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Surveying

Job Description

Core Business Services - Financial Service Organization Advisory Talent Leader

Location: CN-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.
We call our human resources group the Talent Team, and this reflects how important our people are to the success of the EY organization. Working with the Talent Team, you’ll help develop and execute our people strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our EY member firms' employees achieve their goals. You might develop and implement strategies for performance management, leadership development, learning, training tools, compensation, recruiting, new joiner orientation, reporting processes or other initiatives.
With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Position summary:
To act as the account manager for all Talent related matters (HR, Rewards, recruitment, Partner matters, Performance Management (PMDP), D&I, mobility and L&D) for the APAC FSO Advisory business. As part of the Talent team supporting the Financial Services region, this role works with the service line and geographies to facilitate the reasonable people recommendations to meet the strategic needs of the business within the Financial Services region.  
Key stakeholder groups
  • FSO Advisory Leaders
  • AREA Advisory Talent Leader
  • FSO Talent Leader
  • Regional Advisory Talent Leaders
  • Asia-Pacific centers of excellence  (e.g. D&I, L&D, Performance Management (PMDP), Mobility, Partner Matters, Recruitment and Total Rewards)
  • FSO Advisory Operations and Finance Leaders
  • Advisory Experience Management
Key responsibilities:
Area service line planning and support
  • Work with Area Advisory Talent Leader and FSO Talent Leader to determine Advisory Talent  priorities and a plan to execute on priorities
  • Monitor and report on the workforce plan to facilitate optimal leverage and aligned direct cost to plan
  • Proactively monitor FSO Advisory performance (retention, turnover, headcount against plan, hiring, engagement and D&I), escalating Talent issues, providing the business with insights and providing Talent advice to help drive business performance
  • Provide insight and recommendations to the Area FSO Talent Leader on Talent issues
  • Consult with the FSO Advisory business on business planning, including FTE, Partner pipelining, promotion and hiring etc.
  • Manage the coordination and sign offs of employees’ annual macro process (i.e. PMDP, promotions, talent mapping and salary reviews)
  • Work closely with regional/country Talent Leaders in driving FSO service line Talent priorities and projects forward
  • Support local HRBPs and Talent Leaders in coordinating any people related projects such as restructuring or reshaping, remuneration analysis, staff engagement and retention
Implementation and delivery
  • Facilitate and monitor the execution of agreed Area and Regional Advisory Talent priorities in the service line
  • Manage the FSO Advisory element of Talent projects and processes, such as mobility programs, Partner Readiness Development programs, engagement surveys, PMDP, salary reviews and budgeting
  • Provide relevant HR data and updates on projects to the regional FSO Talent leaders
  • Collaborate with Centres of Excellence (e.g. D&I, total rewards and recruitment) to create Talent recommendations for FSO Advisory
  • Coordination of Partner promotion process 
  • Facilitation of the Partner performance reviews, talent mapping and goals setting
  • Support the Area FSO Talent Leader in evaluating and responding to requests from Area and Regional leadership for support and initiatives on the Talent implications of the wider business strategy
  • Prepare reports and presentations as requested by the Area FSO Talent Leader
  • Work closely with the Executive Recruitment team and Partner Matters on Partner hiring, on-boarding, mobility and retirement
Relationship management
  • Coordinate communication with the APAC FSO Talent team (e.g. regular meetings/updates, agenda management, minutes, knowledge/document sharing)
  • Build and maintain influential relationships with executive and regional FSO and Advisory Talent teams
  • Respond to complex and urgent Talent queries pertaining to key stakeholder groups
  • Support local FSO Advisory HRBPs in all APAC countries on the execution of Talent initiatives and annual processes
  • Work closely with FSO and FSO Advisory Operations and Finance teams to align talent priorities and drive optimal business performance
  • Partnering with the Service Line Experience Management team to support them with business important initiatives
The incumbent will perform other responsibilities and tasks, e.g. project/initiative management, as required to achieve the agreed performance outcomes.
Skills and attributes for success
  • Ability to set and execute a defined agenda of Talent priorities that align with region talent priorities and address local strategic imperatives
  • Demonstrated success against Talent agenda for APAC FSO and Area Advisory
  • Working with a range of senior stakeholders with differing agendas, priorities and frames of reference
  • Prioritizing strategic imperatives
  • Effective virtual teaming across APAC and other geographies
  • Working with various cultures and maturities across Talent processes
  • Adaptation of global recommendations to local environment and cultures
  • Achieving consistency between regions and service lines in Advisory
To qualify for the role you must have
  • Graduate qualification
  • Experience in performance management, change management, stakeholder management, project management or Organizational Development (OD)
  • HR professional
  • APAC region and culture (highly desirable)
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience as an HR, OD or Learning professional
  • Strong understanding of strategic HR and/or OD
  • Knowledge of HR reporting and analytics
  • Knowledge of financial modelling/forecasting/cost benefit/ROI analysis as applicable to HR management
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Experience in mobility and recruiting would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with leadership and peers
  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead cross-cultural teams
  • Strong English language skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelSenior (6-10 years)
Education LevelNon-specified
Ernst & Young (EY)Accounting and Finance

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