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Executive - Strategy & Transactions - VME - KSA (Saudi Nationals Only)

Location:  Riyadh
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  17-Jan-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  765381

Strategy & Transactions (SaT)

Valuation, Modeling and Economics (VME)


Are you building your tomorrow, today? If that sounds like you, we invite you to pursue a career with our industry leading Valuation and Modeling and Economics practice (Learn more about our VME Services).


As a Saudi National at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. 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

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a VME Executive at EY, you’ll help make that happen. You’ll help clients address their strategic planning, transaction and non-transaction related decision-making process including strategic planning, identification and assessment of value creation financial reporting, market valuation for transactional purposes. 


EY has dedicated teams providing full suite of Valuation, Modeling and Economic Advisory solutions across a range of industries and clients, including:

  • Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction (RHC)
  • Corporate Business Modeling & Valuations
  • Government Public Sector (GPS)
  • Economic Advisory (EA)
  • Decision Analytics (DA)
  • Capital Equipment


Your key responsibilities

As an Executive within our VME team, part of your role will involve developing experience across a range of different type of engagements understanding the key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeing value measurements, and providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions, and advice.


You will make technical contributions to valuation client engagements and internal projects by gaining a thorough understanding of the target business and its market, and of clients' issues, performing research and analysis of the target's industry and of quoted companies operating in that sector.


Skills and attributes for success


  • Strategic mindset – you will help clients identifying source of value creation and quantifying it. You will need to have a solution-oriented mind-set to act as a truly Corporate Finance advisor to leverage on EY capabilities and assist clients in solving their issues and unlocking potential for value growth
  • Commercial Acumen – as part of the team you will regularly advise businesses on valuations issues with regards to acquisition, divestitures or restructuring and provide fairness opinions on transactions and restructurings
  • Regulatory and Accounting knowledge –you will work with management as part of an acquisition process to understand how the value of acquired intangible and financial assets will impact accounting requirements, provide fair value opinion for financial reporting purpose


To qualify for the role, you must have


  • Saudi Arabian Citizenship
  • As a minimum, a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting, or business and at least 3-5 years of related business valuation work experience business valuation work experience
  • Solution driven individual and “out-of-comfort” zone thinker with demonstrated record of solving complex problems and completing challenging projects
  • Previous business valuation, capital allocation, portfolio optimization, corporate finance or strategy background experience
  • Financial modeling skills including experience building models from scratch.
  • Broad understanding of IFRS standards related to fair value measurements, business combination, impairment testing etc.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Regional experience is beneficial (preferred although not mandatory)
  • Previous valuation experience in consulting firm or Big 4 Firm
  • Previous experience in coaching teams of junior and senior staff
  • High business acumen and strategic mind set


What we look for


Solution driven individual and “out-of-comfort” zone thinker with demonstrated record of solving complex problems and completing challenging projects. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for valuations and have a 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.


What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we 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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