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Associate Director - Valuation and Modelling

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  25 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1494650

Associate Director - VME

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity

Within the team you will have the opportunity to take on client management responsibilities and have the potential to gain excellent career progression. As part of your role you would work a varied portfolio of Business Modelling and transaction decision-related projects, which would include model builds to assist clients with developing Excel-based business planning and forecasting models as part of their ongoing business needs. You’d also work on model review services and these are predominantly transaction decision-focused, typically project finance or buy side for potential investors as well as getting involved with the wider team on project work


Your key responsibilities

As a Manager within Business Modelling you will need to ensure compliance with the firm's policies and guidance, and adherence to professional standards. Achieve business growth by developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key business decision-makers, informing them of our scope of services and communicating how these services benefit their organizations. Always develop skills and knowledge of the people in team and live the firms shared culture and values.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Accountable to attain client satisfaction metrics, as reviewed in client surveys.
  • Secure and enhance relationships with senior client management.
  • Assign teams that will exceeding client's expectations in terms of perform engagement management activities including billing scheduling, performance, evaluations, mentoring, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs.
  • Maintain active communication with both partners and clients to manage expectations and ensure client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and communicate any changes to the scope of work.
  • Mentor staff members in their professional development and career planning. 
  • Provide guidance and oversight to staff on engagements.
  • Provide on-the-job performance feedback and periodic performance reviews.
  • Identify training needs of staff members.
  • Always live our shared cultures and values and encourage your team members to do the same.
  • Identify and manage complex issues and maintain active communications with clients on those issue.
  • Manage risk to the firm by adhering to the risk management policies and procedures and ensuring significant risks are identified.
  • Review work in accordance with the firm's policies on a timely basis and in a thorough and constructive manner.
  • Ensure appropriate use of tools and sources of knowledge.
  • Ensure sound budget control on all engagements.
  • Identify areas for improvement, including client satisfaction, process and technology.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Problem solving and structured analysis experience.
  • Ability to develop bespoke financial models i.e. Corporate and Project Finance Models.
  • Ability to review a range of financial models.
  • Well versed in both Project Finance and Corporate Finance.
  • Keen business sense.
  • Ability to manage clients.
  • Ability to manage staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets on projects.
  • Proven experience of Business and project Finance Modelling, with number of years of commercial, client-facing work experience.
  • Strong commercial awareness and an ability to identify the factors that drive financial performance.
  • A passion for Business Modelling; highly motivated, numerate and a logical thinker are all key to the role.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience
  • CA (SA) / Mathematics of Finance / Engineering and / or CFA
  • Exposure to Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure and mining
  • Advanced Excel
  • VBA knowledge (preferable
  • Modelling Certification (preferable)


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for business modelling and analytics, with 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. Also, being highly motivated and self-aware to work autonomously where required.


What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

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 allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. 

 Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most recognized and engaging leaders in the profession;
  • 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

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.  EE candidates will be given first preference.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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