Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Decision Modelling Senior, you’ll help make that happen. You'll be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. Our team of approximately 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 transaction process.
Underpinning everything is our focus on developing a talented team through investment in technical and commercial training and knowledge transfer. Within the team you will have the opportunity to take on client management responsibilities and have the potential to gain excellent career progression. As part of your role you will work on a varied portfolio of business decision modelling and transaction decision-related projects, which would include model builds to assist clients with developing business planning, forecasting and other models to meet their ongoing business needs. You will also work on model review services which are predominantly transaction decision-focused, typically project finance or buy side for potential investors as well as getting involved with the wider team on project work. We operate as a national team and many of our engagements involve multi-national clients.
Your Key Responsibilities
As a member of the Decision, Modelling & Analytics team you're likely to spend your days designing, building and testing integrated financial models for transaction decision related-projects or even forecasting purposes for our clients. You’ll need a strong knowledge of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance and be flexible and adaptable when it comes to different projects. Reviewing financial models is key too (under supervision) and you’ll arrive at preliminary conclusions to ensure we provide the best service for our clients. Knowledge of our analytical tools and techniques would also be of benefit in the role, such as data visualization software.
Skills And Attributes For Success
Strong Excel Skills - designing and building models as well as testing them; incorporating operational, tax, accounting and financing aspects across a range of sectors; developing a strong understanding of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance
Programming skills – Excel is not the only tools we use to build models; you’ll also have the opportunity to leverage other tools such as: Access; Alteryx; Microsoft Azure; Power BI; Python; SQL Server; Tableau; VBA
Stakeholder Management - every day you’ll interface with multiple stakeholders across different functions to identify underlying business drivers and appreciate the context of the transaction and the client's business issues
Logical thinking - you’ll apply logical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to support resolution of issues
Attention to Detail - you’ll review financial models under supervision and arrive at preliminary conclusions
Communication - communicating effectively with the engagement manager, the client, and the wider team in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard
Support - assisting senior team members in developing new business
To qualify for the role you must have
Proven experience in Decision Modelling, with a number of years of commercial, client-facing work experience.
Strong commercial awareness and an ability to identify the factors that drive financial performance
A passion for Decision Modelling; bring highly motivated, numerate and a logical thinker are all key to the role
Availability to travel for client projects when necessary
Ideally, you’ll also have
Strong interpersonal skills and previous experience working within a similar team
Financial modelling experience
Experience with any of the following software packages: MS Access; SQL Server; Microsoft Azure; Data Visualization applications (e.g. Tableau, MS Power BI); Statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB, SPSS); VBA; C#, R or Python
CFA or CPA certification or significant progress towards these or similar certifications.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for decision modelling and analytics, with very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals. Also, being highly motivated and self-aware is essential for being able to work autonomously when required.
What Working at EY Offers
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 to 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, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
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
As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transactions and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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