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Graduate Training Scheme ( ACCA, CFA, ACA ) - Strategy and Transactions

Location:  Nicosia
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  917341

At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, while providing you with stretching and rewarding experiences, by being engaged in projects with some of the world’s most successful companies.


The opportunity:


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to train for a Professional Qualification in our Nicosia offices, in Strategy and Transactions Service line.


The team:


We are the fastest growing, established, Strategy and Transactions (SaT) department in Cyprus and we are contacting you as we are seeking to recruit all-rounded and results-driven graduates who prioritise learning and self-improvement, do not hesitate to step out of their comfort zone and develop their skill-set continuously. Over the years we have remained at the forefront of all major transactions in Cyprus, being involved in a variety of sectors, such as Banking, Real Estate and Hospitality. We closely collaborate with our global network, which provides for opportunities, knowledge and expertise beyond our local boundaries.



We help businesses grow, develop, become healthier, align with best practices, exploit opportunities and manage their capital successfully by providing a wide range of services, from strategic advice to transaction support.


Our core services include the following:

  • Strategy: We help clients to understand the market in which they compete and their positioning within it. We analyze fundamentals such as market size, growth rate, and competitive share by segment. We assess the company’s performance and identify potential areas where the business may have competitive advantage. We also assist clients in identifying opportunities to improve the roadmap for how products and services reach customers including decisions related to route-to-market, channel selection, pricing optimization, and customer segmentation.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital raising: On the sell-side, we advise and assist clients in the divestment process either with sell mandates, partial sell down of equity, exit preparation and business planning. On the buy-side, we assist corporate clients to grow inorganically / realize synergies through acquisition, including analyzing client operations to identify opportunities, advising on potential acquisition target criteria, identifying potential targets and advising clients on target approach. We also provide capital and debt advisory to help clients determine the right capital objectives and strategy, select the right debt and equity products and providers, and transact on the best terms. 
  • Transaction Diligence: Financial due diligence service to acquirer or investor with respect to transactions and others who require financial diligence applied to a business/asset/undertaking in order to make informed capital allocation decision.
  • Valuations, Modelling & Economics: Advice in relation to the value of business or intangible asset(s) in connection with proposed commercial transaction, restructuring, strategic decisions or the setting of compensations. We build business models that could represent dynamic projections of operations or financial performance, based on a set of assumptions about the business. 
  • Restructuring: Advice and assistance generally provided to banks and other lenders/investors, where they have concerns over their exposure to a company or group. This includes business and strategic reviews, liquidation analysis, entity priority analysis. Advice also provided to companies experiencing distress related to options on business/strategic reviews, business closures/downsizing, short-term cash requirements, debt restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures.


The team will support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, while providing you with stretching and rewarding experiences, by being engaged in large projects in Cyprus and abroad. As a successful candidate, you will also have the opportunity to train for a Professional Qualification, further enhancing your career development.


To qualify for the role, you must have:


  • Strong Bachelor ‘s degree from a reputable University with grades:
    • 7.5/10 University of Cyprus & Greek Universities
    • 2:1 UK Universities
    • 3.5/4 Universities from United States
    • 3.5/4 Other Local Private Universities
  • Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Skills and attributes for success:


  • A high standard of spoken and written Greek and English is essential.
  • Knowledge of the Russian language will be favourably considered.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team working skills with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Strong attention to detail with commitment to high quality results and accuracy.
  • Ideally, you will also have:
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness.


What we look for:


  • Self - motivated individuals who are looking to develop a career in a professional services organization.
  • You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
  • You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.
  • You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust.


What working at EY offers:


EY offers an attractive remuneration package for rewarding both personal and team performance. We are committed to be an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.


In addition, but not limited to our benefits include:


  • Fully Sponsored Professional Qualifications
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • EY Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (counselling, legal and financial consultation services).
  • EY Tech MBA and EY Masters in Business Analysis
  • EY Badges - digital credentials
  • Mobility programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • Maternity, Wedding and New Baby Gifts
  • Friday afternoon off
  • Dress for the Occasion
  • Free parking


About EY


As a global leader in Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions and Tax, we are using the finance products, expertise and systems we have developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we will make our goal to be the best employer, a reality.


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.


All applications will be treated with complete confidentially. 

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