Asia Pacific Public Policy Associate Director
Ernst & Young AG
Singapore
5d ago

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.

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.

Essential Functions of the Job :

  • Strategy - Participate in the development and execution of public policy strategy, including active monitoring of key policy developments around the Area and engagement with relevant policy makers, regulators and key stakeholders.
  • Engagement - Work with Country / Region / Area Public Policy Leaders and Managing Partners to actively engage stakeholders on public policy, regulatory and stakeholder issues, including updating on EY (internal) and external developments.
  • Research - Identify, research and analyze matters related to public policy, regulatory issues and stakeholder concerns that are related to EY and the profession.
  • Projects - Develop and manage public policy projects including identifying project elements, allocating resources, working with external parties, implementing and delivering the final output.
  • Examples of past projects - AARG submissions and presentations, ICGN conference panels, ACGA conference presentations and surveys.

  • Consultations - Work with Public Policy Leaders (Partners) to provide support and inputs on consultation responses including pointing towards relevant information at Global and other Areas and ensuring a consistent EY Global point of view.
  • Coordination - Work closely with Public Policy Executives at Global and other Areas to coordinate public policy efforts, provide frequent updates about developments in the Asia-
  • Pacific Area and facilitate cross Area requests.

  • Communication - Propose, develop and draft EY thought leadership articles and points of view to help communicate and raise awareness of public policies and ensure consistent policy perspectives globally.
  • Collaboration - Work with the other large accounting and auditing networks on developing common positions on public policy issues and strategies for affecting outcomes.
  • This includes supporting EY representatives on the Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC) generally and on specific work streams.

  • IFIAR / Audit Quality - Support EY representatives to IFIAR on all IFIAR and Audit Quality related matters. This includes inputs into materials required to be submitted to IFIAR, talking points at IFIAR meetings and back brief communication to the Area on IFIAR developments.
  • Analytical / Decision Making Responsibilities :

  • Must be able to analyse volumes of information to draw out key points for communication upwards at executive levels
  • Must be able to analyse policy developments, understand the relevance to EY and the profession and decide if there is a need to escalate upwards
  • Must be able to anticipate public policy trends and help Area Public Policy Leaders pre-empt contagion effects
  • Must be able to identify and anchor key points in developing influential and persuasive responses to policies
  • Supervision Responsibilities :

  • Will be supervised directly by a Partner, Asia-Pacific Public Policy Leader - supervision will be at an executive level but with clear directions on objectives, approaches and outcomes -
  • hence this Associate Director must be able to work independently and be comfortable to reach out to EY people across service lines, functions and geographies.

  • Will be supervising at least one team member and supervision responsibilities will include assigning work, coaching and mentoring, reviewing and correcting deliverables, providing feedback and performance appraisals.
  • Knowledge and Skills Requirements :

  • A broad-based understanding of public policy, accounting firms / profession and global bodies who either set regulatory policies, set standards, advocate corporate governance or promote the profession (e.
  • g., the G20, FSB, IASB, IAASB, IFIAR, IOSCO, OECD, ICGN, ACGA, IFAC etc.)

  • Strategic thinking skills and experience in addressing complex challenges
  • Strong ability to monitor and analyze public policy developments and put them into context and identify / communicate succinctly key issues
  • Experience in advising senior-level policy makers / executives
  • Experience in drafting briefing material and presentations on policy issues at executive level
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Prior experience in the audit profession or in regulation would be an asset
  • Command of an Asian language (e.g. Mandarin, Japanese, Korean) would be an asset
  • Other Requirements :

  • Attendance of conference calls outside of office hours - about once a week
  • Travel within the Area - about two to three times a year
  • Urgent responses to emails and calls out of office hours - infrequent but can happen in crisis or urgent situations
  • Job Requirements : Education :

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Degree in law or accounting or an advanced degree would be an asset
  • Experience :

  • 10 to 15 years of working experience
  • 3 to 5 years in a leadership role with supervisory experience
  • 3 to 5 years in a regulatory or equivalent role is an asset
  • Certification Requirements :

  • Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant qualification is an asset
  • Who we are EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service while allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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