EY Financial Modelling - Assistant Director - UKI - TAS - Edinburgh in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Financial Modelling - Assistant Director - UKI - TAS - Edinburgh

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # EDI000S2

Post Date Oct 11, 2018

About us and 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 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


  • 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

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

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

Flexible working

This opportunity would be ideal for individuals who are looking to work flexibly around a time that suits them and we are happy to consider any flexible working patterns that fit the needs of both you and the business.

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.