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Senior; Decision Modelling (Valuation, Modelling & Economics)

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  29-Jan-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1292725

At EY, you will 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. And we are 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.


Senior, Decision Modelling – Valuation, Modelling and Economics


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Decision Modelling Senior, you’ll help make that happen. You'd be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. Our Canadian team of around 150 people sit within our global Valuation, Modelling and Economics network of over 4,500 specialists who deliver high quality advice through each phase of the transaction process.


The opportunity


Underpinning everything is our focus on developing a talented team through investment in technical and commercial training and knowledge transfer. Within the team you will have the opportunity to take on client management responsibilities and have the potential to gain excellent career progression. As part of your role you would work a varied portfolio of business modelling and transaction decision-related projects, which would include model builds to assist clients with developing Excel-based business planning and forecasting models as part of their ongoing business needs. You’d also work on model review services and these are predominantly transaction decision-focused, typically project finance or buy side for potential investors as well as getting involved with the wider team on project work. Although our team are largely Toronto based, we operate as a national team and many of our engagements involve multi-national clients. There would likely be travel in Canada and a requirement to work outside of the country from time to time.


Your key responsibilities


As a Senior within Decision Modelling you're likely to spend your day to day designing, building and testing integrated financial models for transaction decision related-projects or even for forecasting purposes for our clients. You’ll need a strong knowledge of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance and be flexible and adaptable when it comes to different projects. Reviewing financial models is key too and you’ll arrive at preliminary conclusions (under supervision) regard the logical integrity of our clients’ models.  Knowledge of our analytical tools and techniques would also be of benefit in the role, such as data visualization software.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong Excel Skills - designing and building models as well as testing them; incorporating operational, tax, accounting and financing aspects across a range of sectors. Develop a strong understanding of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance
  • Stakeholder Management - every day you’ll interface with multiple stakeholders across different functions to identify underlying business drivers and appreciate context of the transaction and the client's business issues
  • Logical thinking - you’ll apply logical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to support resolution of issues
  • Attention to Detail - you’ll review financial models (under supervision) and arrive at preliminary conclusions
  • Communication - Communicating effectively with the engagement manager, the client, and the wider team in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard
  • Support - assisting senior team members in developing new business

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Proven experience of Decision Modelling, with 2-3 years of commercial, client-facing work experience
  • Strong commercial awareness and an ability to identify the factors that drive financial performance
  • A passion for Decision Modelling; highly motivated, numerate and a logical thinker are all key to the role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Availability for up to 60% of travel for client projects when necessary


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Strong interpersonal skills and previous experience of working within a similar team
  • Financial modelling experience
  • Experience with any of the following software packages: Data Visualization applications (e.g. MS Power BI, Tableau), Statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB, SPSS), VBA; C#, R or Python, MS Access; SQL Server
  • CFA or CPA certification or significant progress towards these or similar certifications.


What We Are Looking For


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for decision 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 to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.


Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • 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


About EY


As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transactions and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve 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.


Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


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