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Valuations Modeling and Economics Complex Assistant Manager

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1506948

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. 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. 


As a Valuations Modeling and Economics Assistant Manager you will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions and strategic decisions. Our team of advisors sits at the heart of a global Valuation, Modeling and Economics (VME) network of specialists who deliver high quality advice to our clients.


The opportunity

EY has an established industry leading VME group of over 1,500 people worldwide. We advise our clients on strategic financial decisions including buy vs build, strategic options, deal structure, predictive analytics. You will have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 


Your key responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager within our VM&E team you're likely to spend your day to day advising clients on complex financial and capital decisions. You will be working with them to understand their data, their strategic requirements and create analysis using financial modelling and data analytics techniques aligned to their strategic priorities. You will work directly with clients in ensuring timely delivery of their needs and manage the engagement and the overall quality of work performed.  You will also review complex models developed by our clients and critique models both their logical and commercial integrity.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong corporate finance skills
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Financial instruments experience – working on financial instruments such as equity options, swaps, valuations using simulations and lattice methodologies
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong client and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Business development experience and skills
  • Track record in managing project expenditures against budget and revenue, and providing guidance to team members to ensure the completion of work deliverables
  • Excellent analytical, project management, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of other data analytics tools and related software, including data visualization
  • Ideally some programming experience in Matlab, R or Python
  • Fluent business English – both writing and verbal
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Attention to detail


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field, plus 5 years of post-bachelor's, progressive related work experience; OR a Master's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field, plus 4 years of related work experience.
  • Superior financial modelling skills in MS Excel.
  • Experience with any of the following software packages: SQL Server; Data Visualization applications (e.g. Tableau, MS Power BI); Statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB R or Python), VBA.
  • At least 4 years of experience developing financial models and analytical solutions from scratch, utilizing best practice methodologies and performing quality control procedures.
  • At least 1 year of experience managing project expenditures against budget and revenue, supervising teams and scoping project requirements.
  • At least 1 year of experience of managing projects from start to finish.
  • Ability to provide sound guidance to team members to ensure the completion of work deliverables.
  • Availability for up to 60% of travel for client projects when necessary.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working in venture capital, investment banking, commercial banking, or consulting businesses.
  • CFA certification or significant progress towards these or similar certifications.


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.


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


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