Senior Manager / Assistant Director, Financial Services (Insurance), Valuations

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07 Oct 2021
07 Nov 2021
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Job description

The opportunity

Our Financial Services (“FS”) Valuations Modelling and Economics (“VME”) business, part of EY’s Strategy and Transactions (“SaT”) service line, works with financial services clients across banking and capital markets, insurance, and the wealth and asset management sectors. We advise our clients on a range of valuation matters across commercial, strategic, financial reporting, tax, and operational purposes.

The FS VME team has around 40 people based in the UK, with a further 190 people in non-FS Valuation roles across the UK, all part of a global VME network of over 1,550 specialists delivering high quality advice to our clients across the globe.

There is market opportunity to grow specialist valuation services to the insurance sector, and we are seeking to hire an experienced valuation specialist with insurance sector experience to join us and help drive this growth. 

Your key responsibilities 

  • As a Senior Executive / Assistant Director within the FS VME team, you will be responsible for managing and delivering complex valuation projects for our clients, typically relating to the valuation of private businesses, illiquid assets such as equity and debt securities, incentive shares, and intangible assets. 
  • You will work closely with Directors and Partners in the FS VME team on these engagements. As an insurance valuation subject matter expert, you will also advise colleagues and Partners across SaT and EY’s other service lines, Assurance, Tax, and Consulting, on a range valuation issues impacting their clients and projects. 
  • Over time, you will develop a strong network with key stakeholders across both EY and our clients, actively pursuing revenue opportunities and engaging in business development activities to support growth.
  • You will also take on team management responsibilities, helping grow and develop our cohort of Analysts and Executives, supporting with training, mentoring, counselling, and recruiting new team members.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Exceptional modelling and financial analytical skills
  • Highly driven and enthusiastic team player who enjoys working collaboratively within a diverse team
  • Very strong attention to detail… but possessing the ability to step back and see the big picture 
  • Structured and organised, with strong project management and execution skills
  • Risk management mindset 

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 7-10 years valuation experience in a client-facing role at another Big Four firm, investment bank, or valuation boutique
  • Experience of working in the insurance sector or with insurance clients
  • Ability to demonstrate intellectual rigour and commercial awareness, combined with first-class numeracy and analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • CFA / ACA / ACCA or similar financial qualification

What we are looking for 

Candidates who are passionate about developing their career as a valuation advisor to the insurance sector. You are highly motivated and ambitious, a numerate, logical thinker, and have an intellectual curiosity about valuation. A strong communicator, team player, and relationship builder, you thrive on change, and have mindset open towards continuous learning and development. 

What working at EY offers 

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.

About EY Strategy and Transactions

EY Strategy and Transactions teams work with clients to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. With global connectivity and scale, EY Strategy and Transactions teams help clients drive corporate, capital, transaction and turnaround strategies through to execution, supporting fast-track value creation in all types of market environments. EY Strategy and Transactions teams help support the flow of capital across borders and help bring new products and innovation to market. In doing so, EY Strategy and Transactions teams help clients to build a better working world by fostering long-term value. For more information please visit ey.com/StrategyandTransactions.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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