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.
Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Strategy and Transactions Associate, you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide to some of the most sophisticated clients around.
EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions Practice. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. 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.
We are looking for someone that can:
Manage the daily activities of debt capital advisory, capital placement advisory, financing/capital raise relating to acquisition, divestiture, and mergers
Develop and review financial models within broadly defined guidelines;
Synthesize research information such as comparable company and precedent transactions to be used in modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications;
Prepare quality first drafts of pitches, marketing materials, management presentations and client presentations;
Oversee an electronic data room and manage a due diligence process for buy and sell side engagements, working closely with client and target personnel;
Operate as a multi-project team player working on small teams of 2-3 people, often with minimal leverage;
Support the VPs and SVPs in identifying and exploring potential new business;
Prepare valuation reports for tax and financial reporting purposes;
Perform financial due diligence including analysis, datebooks management, and report writing;
Perform administrative activities in support of engagements, including: independence compliance documentation, engagement agreements, time budgets and billings;
Collaborate with other service lines within Strategy and Transactions such as Transaction Support, Valuations, and Restructuring, as well as other services lines primarily within the Private Mid-Market Practice such as Audit and Tax.
Qualifications of this position are as follows:
Undergraduate degree plus CPA with an interest in pursuing CBV and / or CFA designations;
Minimum 4+ years of relevant work experience;
Corporate &Investment banking, M&A, capital raise, structured financing, corporate development, financial analysis, etc.;
Working knowledge of the Canadian and International Finance and Accounting concepts and understanding of key business drivers, principally as they relate to debt capital advisory transactions;
Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint and financial modeling skills;
Ability and experience working in a team environment;
A passion for working with entrepreneurs and private business owners and management teams;
The successful candidate for this position will have strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills, superior analytical skills, demonstrated project and/or people management skills and have been recognized for their "roll up the sleeves" attitude and high levels of creative energy and enthusiasm.
What we look for
We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
Diversity and Inclusion at EY
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.
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