EY Analyst or Manager - Complex Securities in Vancouver, British Columbia

Analyst or Manager - Complex Securities

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # VAN000WY

Post Date Dec 07, 2018

EY’s Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice is currently looking for a Valuation and Financial Engineer to join our Complex Security valuations team in Toronto/Vancouver as an Analyst or as a Manager.


You will be responsible for participating and assisting in the design, construction and review of valuation models for interest rate and commodity derivatives, employee stock options, debt with embedded derivatives, contingent consideration and other derivative financial instruments. You will also be responsible for preparing formal valuation reports and/or memorandums documenting the background, scope of work, valuation approach and analysis, assumptions, and valuation conclusion. These valuations are prepared for a range of applications including financial reporting, operations and strategic planning, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and litigation matters.Depending on the needs of our Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice, from time to time you may be called upon to work on other types of valuation and/or modelling assignments.

You are expected to:

  • Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams across a variety of industries

  • Identify issues and propose solutions

  • Actively contribute to report writing and detailed financial modelling

  • Commit to attaining a professional qualification such as the FRM and/orCFA(or possess comparable academic status)

  • Demonstrate an ability to listen to clients, address their needs, and effectively present and explain complex valuation concepts

  • Develop positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Demonstrate teamwork, professionalism and responsibility

  • Participate in promotional activities and marketing initiatives

  • Stay up to date on business and economic developments relevant to our clients

  • Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided

Skills and Experience:

We are interested in candidates who have:

  • An undergraduate degree in finance, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields

  • A strong academic record, including course work that EY deems relevant to this position

  • Demonstrated an aptitude in the quantitative and qualitative analyses of financial instruments, including options, warrants, fixed income securities, and other derivatives

  • Knowledge of numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation, lattice techniques, and finite difference methods

  • Effective organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet project deadlines, and multitask

  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working within teams

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Ideally, the candidate will also have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree or higher in finance, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics or related fields

  • A professional accreditation, such as the FRM and/orCFA

  • 1 to 3 years ofprior financial modelling experience (in Microsoft Excel) gained in professional services, venture capital, investment banking, commercial banking, strategy, and financial research

  • Strong derivative pricing and financial modelling skills, with the ability to create both valuation and financial models based on a description of a client’s derivative financial asset or operational and financial business plan

  • Experience with computer programs such as FINCAD, Crystal Ball, and/or @Risk

  • Experience with research tools such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and Capital IQ

  • Programming experience in languages such as VBA, MatLab, C++, Python, or R Studio

This position may require travel, as necessary.

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.