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EY Strategy and Transactions- Decision Modeling & Economics- Financial Modeling- Senior in Chicago, Illinois

Strategy and Transactions- Decision Modeling & Economics- Financial Modeling- Senior

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # CHI0091M

Post Date 2 days ago

Services that drive competitive advantage and increase shareholder returns are in high demand. Clients frequently seek external support to help them structure, quantify and implement complex financial decisions including acquisitions, strategic options and investment appraisal.

The Decision Modeling & Economics Team (DME) sits within EY’s Strategy and Transactions (SaT) practice and is a provider of business analytics solutions to help support the full spectrum of Strategy and Transactions offerings. We work across sectors and our solutions focus on supporting strategic, operational, and financial decision making using technology and analytics. Our team consists of analytics, technology, and financial modeling professionals, all of whom have a strong interest in business & finance. Our work is often innovative and rapid (delivering solutions in weeks to a few months).

We are seeking data modeling professionals with experience of designing or implementing technology solutions to solve business problems.


  • Develop and review of financial models for purposesincluding strategic planning; mergers and acquisitions; investmentappraisal; financial accounting and tax planning

  • Identify issues and propose strategies related to theprocedures executed

  • Stay abreast of current business and economicdevelopments relevant to the client's business

  • Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility with engagementteam members

  • Demonstrating in-depth technical capabilities andprofessional knowledge

  • Maintaining long-term client relationships and networks

  • Use current technology and tools to innovate andenhance the effectiveness of services provided and act as a leader inadopting new tools and techniques


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting;Masters preferred

  • 3+ years of related work experience

  • Experience with a venture capital, investment banking,commercial banking, or national accounting firm; experience in a financialmodeling practice is preferred

  • CPA / CFA preferred

  • Demonstrated aptitude in quantitative and qualitativeanalysis

  • Strong financial modeling skills

  • Ability to create innovative, robust and flexiblefinancial model solutions based on client’s financial and operationalinformation to provide insight into client decisions

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communicationskills

  • Ability to manage own learning and contribute toknowledge building

  • Superior skills in MS Excel with additional experiencein one or more of the following preferred: MS Access; SQL Server; DataVisualization applications (e.g. Tableau, PowerPivot, Power BI);Statistical packages and coding languages including Python, R, VBA, C#and/or C++ General PC proficiency including Word, and PowerPoint

This position also requires up to 50-75% travel.

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for business modeling and have a 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.

What working at EY offers

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 includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and up to 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the mostrecognized and engaging leaders in the profession

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress yourcareer;

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in away 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 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. 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 demonstratethat you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.