Assistant Director, Business Modelling, Strategy & Transactions, London - Edinburgh

London, UK
Competitive remuneration package
21 May 2024
06 Jun 2024
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At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Financial Modelling Assistant Director, you will help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team, working at the heart of strategic decision-making activities and at the forefront of high-profile transactions. Our team of around 190 people sits at the heart of a global Valuation, Modelling & Economics network of over 1,550 specialists who deliver high quality advice through each phase of the business life-cycle.

The opportunity

Our Financial Modellers have a crucial role to play in driving commerce in its many forms. As an Assistant Director in the team you will work closely with clients, helping them capitalize on new opportunities and deliver responsible growth by building the tools they rely on to guide critical decisions and to secure the funds to enact them. In doing so, you will have exposure to many aspects of corporate and project finance across a wide range of industries.

Modelling projects involve building or reviewing complex financial models for transactions, strategy, financial restructuring and forecasting. Working on a variety of projects, you will apply your specialist technical skills and commercial experience, whilst delivering value to through the insights gained from the models you build.

You will take on project and client management responsibilities. We will help you realise your potential as an effective adviser capable of engaging with our clients across industries and geographies.

The insights and quality services you deliver will be at the core of establishing long-term value both for yourself and our clients, helping us fulfil the EY purpose of Building a better working world.

Your key responsibilities

As an Assistant Director, you will be responsible for ensuring that modelling projects are delivered to the highest standards, whether you are supporting clients directly or working with other internal teams as part of a multi-disciplinary engagement. You will scope how projects will be delivered, agree the approach with clients and coach junior team members through delivery.

Throughout engagements, you will manage the financial aspects of engagements by preparing a budget, organising staffing, tracking engagement economics, keeping clients up to date and communicating the status to the project Partner.

In addition to delivering work, you will develop new business by responding to clients’ requests for proposals and by building and leveraging your own your network of internal and external contacts.

Historically, the majority of the team have been based in our London office with a smaller team in Edinburgh. EY is moving toward a hybrid working model and supports flexible working patterns. We are very happy to consider applicants from across the UK although you must be willing to travel to London and/or to clients in the UK or overseas, as required.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills – testing, designing and building models; incorporating operational, tax, accounting and financing aspects across a range of sectors. You will have a strong understanding of Excel-based financial modelling and how it can be applied to corporate finance
  • Attention to detail – you will review financial models and be able to articulate your findings and conclusions
  • Stakeholder management - every day you will interface with multiple stakeholders across different functions and you will appreciate the context of the transaction and the client's business issues
  • Logical thinking – you will apply logical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to support resolution of issues
  • Communication – you will need to be able to communicate effectively with the engagement leader, the client, and the wider team in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard
  • Support – you will coach and develop more junior members of the team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and inclusive teaming – you will be part of a diverse team with various backgrounds and experiences. Embracing these differences creates an environment where all EY people feel, and are valued, for who they are, have a sense of belonging, and are inspired to contribute their personal best in every encounter

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience leading teams in complex modelling engagements in a transaction or fast moving environment
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage more than one assignment at a time and yet still demonstrate quality and consistency of performance in every task
  • People management skills and previous evidence of coaching others to maximise performance
  • The ability to share technical and other knowledge with the team drawing on previous experience and current learning
  • A flexible and positive approach and ability to adapt well to change
  • The desire and ability to build effective relationships at all levels
  • A strong appreciation of risk management

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Counselling skills
  • Track record within a recognised Financial Modelling team
  • Professional qualification, such as ACA/CA/ACCA, would be helpful

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, consultative, numerate, critical thinkers who share EY’s core values. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate they are adaptable and committed team contributors; comfortable acquiring new skills and experiences, and confident enough to seek help when needed.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • 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.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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