Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Transaction modelling / Decision support generalist, Financial

London, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
24 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
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Job role
Finance director
Experience level
Manager, Director
Job Title
Assistant Director - Transaction modelling / Decision support generalist

Service Line
Valuation, Modelling & Economics

Primarily London or our regional offices, in particular Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Reading.

About us and the opportunity
  • With around 100 professionals Modelling encompasses Transaction Modelling, Decision Support, Analytics and Operational Research. Depending on your skills and preference you may have opportunities to work on Transaction Modelling projects, Decision support projects and potentially Analytics projects
  • Transaction Modelling projects involve either building or reviewing complex financial models for transactions, financial restructuring and forecasting. Decision Support projects involve using expertise to help clients make the best possible strategic and operational decisions by applying strategic thinking and quantitative rigour to unstructured problems. Analytics projects deliver data science solutions providing clients with the tools they need to understand the key drivers of value in their business
  • We work on a wide range of modelling focussed projects for a wide range of clients. Projects are originated through direct client connections or via an internal network
  • In recent years the team has grown significantly and has ambitious plans to sustain that growth thereby providing tangible development opportunities
Your responsibilities
  • Depending on project preferences, delivering model build, model review, decision support or analytics projects to the highest standards
  • Scoping modelling projects and negotiating engagement agreements with clients (with appropriate support from the EY engagement partner, quality, and legal teams)
  • Liaising with clients directly and / or other internal teams where modelling is part of a multi-disciplinary engagement
  • Managing 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
  • Developing new business by responding to clients' requests for proposals and from building and leveraging your own your network of internal and external contacts
  • Coaching and counselling junior team members
  • An excellent track record of 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/counselling 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 adapt well to change
  • The desire and ability to build effective relationships at all levels
  • A strong appreciation of risk management
Skills and Attributes for success
  • Passion for finance, tenacity, commitment and attention to detail
  • Professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups including client management, lenders and our client's professional advisors whilst knowing when it is appropriate to consult on issues with EY colleagues
  • The ability to build strong internal relationships, particularly within other Transaction Advisory Services teams
  • Understanding the capabilities of the firm and looking for opportunities to bring other specialists in to the assignment to achieve the best solution
  • Sharing knowledge and supporting the career and technical development of other team members
Ideally, you'll also have
  • Track record within a recognised Financial Modelling team
  • Counselling skills
  • Only if a preference for Analytics projects then database, programming and visualisation skills
  • Professional qualification, such as ACA/CA/ACCA would be helpful
Flexible working
This opportunity would be ideal for individuals who are looking to work flexibly around a time that suits them and we are happy to consider any flexible working patterns that fit the needs of both you and the business

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 whilst 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.