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Associate Director - Valuations

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  7 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1498223

Ernst& Young, a global, market leading, professional services firm, with dynamic people in more than 140 countries, is committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax, risk advisory and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. 


Ernst& Young's Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice offers companies professional transaction experience. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right.


Within TAS, our Valuation group helps clients understand the value of their business, their securities, intellectual property, capital equipment, real estate, intangibles, and other assets. We currently have a career opportunity for a Valuation Associate Director.



Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams, coordinating valuation engagements for the purpose of management planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax and regulatory compliance, restructuring and reorganization, and corporate strategy. Identify issues and propose strategies related to the procedures executed. Develop new and creative analyses to prove key assertions across multiple work streams. Assume a leadership role in report generation and working closely with the Business modelling team.


Present findings to the client via reports and presentations. Maintain and develop positive, productive, and professional relationships with client personnel.


Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, mentor others, stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client's business, and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of the Valuation services provided.


To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in business, finance or accounting with demonstrated aptitude in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with a venture capital, investment banking, commercial banking, or national valuation firm or experience in the valuation practice of an accounting firm
  • An accounting designation i.e., CA, CFA, CPA etc.
  • Ability to manage project expenditures against budget and revenue and provide the necessary leadership and guidance to team members to ensure the completion of work deliverables.
  • Proven business development, marketing and negotiating techniques with a demonstrated track record of pursing and closing business opportunities, and the ability to manage engagement risk through reaffirming client satisfaction.
  • Excellent analytical, project-management, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong technical skills including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

The successful candidate must be committed to staying at the cutting edge of financial and accounting standards. We're seeking leaders with the ability to quickly anticipate and respond to the issues of a networked and constantly changing global economy. 


Who we are

 The right transaction can enhance an organization's growth, competitiveness, and profitability. Our V&BM professionals play an integral role in helping clients effectively executive their transactions. As a valuation professional at EY, you'll help global organizations make strategic decisions by providing responsive, objective advice on valuing businesses, shares and assets. As a business modelling professional, you'll carry out model review, model support and model build services to assist clients with their strategic decisions. Clients will see you as a vital part of their team. Furthermore, you'll gain valuable experience across industries and geographies as a member of a market-leading practice offering a fully globally integrated transactions service. And we'll give you the opportunities and support you'll need to enjoy your work and achieve your potential.


Ernst& Young is committed to diversity and equity.

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