Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Model review, Financial Modelling, UKI TAS, London

London, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
24 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
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Finance director
Assistant Director - Model review - Flexible location / home working
Service Line
Valuation, Modelling & Economics

Flexible on location and home working - offices include London or our regional offices, including Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast and Reading.

The opportunity
  • With around 100 professionals, Modelling encompasses Transaction Modelling, Decision Support, Analytics and Operational Research. Transaction Modelling model review projects involve complex financial models for transactions, financial restructuring and forecasting.
  • We work on a wide range of model review 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 key responsibilities
  • Delivering model review projects to the highest standards
  • Scoping model review projects and negotiating engagement agreements with clients (with appropriate support from the EY engagement partner, quality, and legal teams)
  • Managing multi-disciplinary teams, including colleagues from our specialist accounting and UK and global tax teams
  • Liaising with clients directly and / or other internal teams where model review 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

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

To qualify for the role you must have
  • An excellent track record of leading teams in complex model review 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

Ideally, you'll also have
  • Counselling skills
  • Track record within a recognised Financial Modelling team
  • Professional qualification, such as ACA/CA/ACCA would be helpful

What we look for
  • 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

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:

  • 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

About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a b etter 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. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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