EY Financial Modelling - Executive - London (Financial Services) in London, United Kingdom

Financial Modelling - Executive - London (Financial Services)

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # LON00DP5

Post Date Mar 27, 2018

FS Business Modelling – Executive – TAS; London

Are you good at seeing the big picture? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.


We’re looking for an Executive to join our team because we are currently experiencing tremendous growth in TAS.

Who we are

EY’s Financial Services Business Modelling team, has grown significantly in recent years. To support our ambitious plans for the future, we are now looking to strengthen our team at Executive level.

Working in Business Modelling, you will get the opportunity to work with major corporate and private equity clients, investment banks, funds and government departments providing them with financial modelling support and advice on a wide variety of transaction and advisory assignments, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures – buy-side and sell-side

  • Financial restructuring

  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting

  • Decision support

  • Resource modelling and optimisation

  • Regulatory submissions

Any major or complex transaction or decision will require a financial model which has been designed and developed to meet specific requirements. We work closely with our clients to build and review sophisticated financial models to execution a range of transactions and support planning. Success in this environment requires a passion for financial modelling along with exceptional client handling and communication skills.

Underpinning everything is our focus on developing a talented team through investment in technical and commercial training and knowledge transfer. Our team offers the opportunity to take on client-management responsibilities and excellent career progression to strong performers.

Although our team is London-based, we operate as international team and many of our engagements involve multi-national clients. This role will therefore most likely require some travel within the UK and could require overseas working from time to time.

Technical responsibilities

  • Design, build and test integrated financial models incorporating operational, tax, accounting and financing aspects

  • Interface with multiple stakeholders across different functions to identify underlying business drivers and appreciate context of the transaction and the client's business issues

  • Apply logical thinking and creative problem solving skills to support resolution of issues

  • Develop a strong understanding of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance

  • Review financial models under supervision and arrive at preliminary conclusions

  • Communicate effectively with the engagement manager, the client, and the wider team in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard

  • Assist senior team members in developing new business

People responsibilities

  • Actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships

  • Work both independently and as part of a team taking responsibility for client handling where required

  • Help create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and contribute to their professional development

Candidate profile and qualifications – Business Modelling Executive

  • We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, numerate, logical thinkers, with a passion for financial modelling

  • Experience of financial services businesses and an understanding of the key issues facing our clients in this industry

  • Strong commercial awareness and an ability to identify the factors that drive financial performance

  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building ability

  • Attention to detail, coupled with the ability to step back and see the bigger picture are also important characteristics

  • We are interested in meeting candidates from diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to:

  • Audit professionals keen to work in a transaction environment

  • Experience in transaction teams / M&A / corporate development with financial modelling skills

  • Financial modelling experience in other finance roles

  • Typically, a recognised accounting or finance qualification and/or an MBA

  • We would particularly currently welcome applicants with SQL experience; please mention this on your CV

As part of the initial application, can you please submit a brief cover letter along with your CV setting out why you think you would be suited to a role in Business Modelling. The cover letter should summarise your motivation for this role, together with why you think your skills and experience will ensure a good fit with the team. Please highlight any previous modelling experience inside or outside work.

About EY and our Vision

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. And we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service

We have ambitious goals for 2020. Globally, we want to be #1 or #2 in professional services and be the best brand. To achieve this, our teams need to perform at the highest level, and have a relentless focus on delivering the excellent client service that will help us to continue to grow and become the market leader. In this context, your career will develop and grow.

We make sure our people succeed. The networks you build and the experiences you have with us will help define and accelerate the rest of your career. Last year in the UK, nearly 2,000 of our people were promoted or progressed within their grade, and we are significantly increasing the number of partners in the UK. So when you build something better at EY, we make sure you’re rewarded.

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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.