Strategy and Transactions - Senior Associate

Kuching, MY
Competitive remuneration package
03 Jun 2024
03 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Our Strategy and Transactions (SaT) team works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimising, raising or investing capital. Major groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines and competencies) within SaT include Mergers and Acquisition Services, Valuation and Business Modelling, Project Finance, Restructuring Services, Operational Transaction Services, Transaction Support and Transaction Tax.

We are seeking to build on recent successes and continue to grow the origination and execution capacity of the team through the recruitment of a SaT professional at the Senior Associate level.

The opportunity

Leveraging an extensive global network, our SaT team provides sector-focused advice to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. As part of this team you may also advise C-suite executives and boards on evaluating strategic alternatives in the context of transactions.

We work across all industries and operate in a broad range of disciplines including:

  • Merger and acquisition as well as transaction evaluation
  • Valuation, business modelling and economics
  • Transaction due diligence
  • Strategic planning and capital allocation
  • Budgeting, forecasting and planning

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Associate within SaT team, you will:

  • Perform industry and company research utilising online tools and publicly available information
  • Analyse the financial and operational results of companies targeted by reviewing accounting records and participating in interviews with management
  • Prepare analyses of historical and pro forma financial information to assess trends and fluctuations that may impact cash flow requirements and deal valuation
  • Deliver financial modeling engagements for strategic planning, capital allocation, transaction support, investment appraisal, financial planning and reporting purposes
  • Perform business valuation for transaction and financial reporting purposes
  • Work effectively as a team member by demonstrating your commitment to quality, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress.
  • Assist in researching technical accounting issues to evaluate implications on transaction valuation and structuring
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong numerical, financial and modelling skills based on a well-developed understanding of financial statements
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to conduct analysis, research and reporting to interpret, validate and reconcile complex data
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree preferably majoring in Accounting, Economics, Finance,or other financial related background
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in similar industry. Audit experience is an advantage.
  • Strong numerical, financial and modelling skills based on a well-developed understanding of financial statements
  • Sound commercial judgment and an ability to generate creative solutions to problems
  • A passion to provide high quality service to your clients

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, CFA.

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience, where you will be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements (FWA), as needed, guided by our FWA Policy. 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.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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