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Senior Manager/ Director, Valuation Specialist, Rapid Innovations, Pakistan

Location:  Karachi
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1443923

From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands, our clients count on reliable financial statements, information, and processes to inform their on-going strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data - and our clients look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You will use your professional skills and experience to make it happen across a broad range of industries and responsibilities.
Our tailored external audit services help build trust and confidence through transparency, clarity and consistency. We are 79,000+ professionals based worldwide across 150 countries. Audit services involve reporting on the fairness in all material respects with which a client’s audited financial statements are presented, in conformity with the applicable financial reporting framework.  

The opportunity


We are expanding our valuation team within the Audit and Assurance practice in the MENA region and are looking for talented professionals with a background in financial valuation and modelling, to assess and provide value and insight to our client portfolio.

This role will be based in our offices across Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Centre of Excellence and will provide client engagement support across the region.

Your key responsibilities
As a Senior Manager/ Director of the Audit Specialist Support Hub, you will spend your day working as a member of MENA audit teams advising, coaching, and challenging your colleagues on various valuation estimates and assumptions, including assessing appropriateness of the valuation techniques and methodologies used to develop those estimates and assumptions.

You will understand the key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client and your audit colleagues, agreeing value techniques and methodology, and providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions, and advice.
As a Valuation Specialist, you will assist in the audit procedures over the measurement of valuation accounting estimates. This will include developing an independent point estimate or range, testing the client’s process for developing the estimate and evaluating the work of management’s specialist to determine how and whether it can be used as audit evidence (and to assist with the design and execution of any additional procedures).   
You will plan, prepare, and review deliverables in various forms including excel data books, written reports, presentations, and discussions with the client.


Skills and attributes for success
Proactiveness, accountability, and result-driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, understanding how to manage resources, and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.
To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of Accounting, Financial management and an MBA, CFA, or a relevant master’s degree
  • Minimum of Eight years of work experience in financial consulting, with a specific focus in financial valuation
  • You will review the complex models developed by our Audit Clients/Client’s Valuation Specialists and critique models in terms of logical integrity and arithmetic accuracy, in addition to methodology and assumptions. These reviews would include (but not be limited to):
    • As a minimum, it is expected you should have performed multiple business valuations using the following approaches: DCF/Guideline Public Companies Method, Precedent Transactions method, Residual Income Method, Dividend Discount Model, Book Value Method, Liquidation Value, Risk Adjusted Return on Capital and Regulatory Capital Valuation, developed complex financial models (including debt financing)
    • As a Senior manager, you should have worked on at least two or more of the following areas/ competencies: Impairment testing (IAS 36), Purchase Price Allocations (PPAs, IFRS 3), real estate & investment property valuations (IAS 40), financial services, insurance & bank valuations, derivatives, Share Based Payment (IFRS 2), plant & machinery/ equipment valuations, cash flow hedge effectiveness, corporate bonds/ treasury bills, debt Securities, interest rate swaps, FX & currency swaps, credit default swaps, forward currency contracts, future contracts, FX spot, forward deals, Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) notes, Credit linked notes, Incremental Borrowing Rate (IBR), Biological assets valuation, Expected Credit Loss (ECL), etc.


  • In-depth understanding of complex valuation fundamentals
  • Strong excel skills to design, test and build valuation models.
  • Knowledge in IFRS and managing complex valuation reviews/ engagements.
  • Compliance with and understanding of regulatory requirements.
  • Flexibility to travel across the MENA region based on client engagements. 


Ideally, you’ll also have
Previous valuation and modelling experience in a professional services/Big 4 or similar environment
Understanding of the broader GCC/MENA market
Ability to Identify and address indicators of possible management bias towards accounting valuation estimates. Exercise professional skepticism when verifying valuation estimates and assumptions because of their inherent nature.

  What we look for
We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand-new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. We also offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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