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Senior, Complex Securities (Valuation, Modelling & Economics)

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  21-Jul-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  927082

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.


Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Complex Security and Business Modelling Analyst you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide to some of the most sophisticated clients around.


The opportunity

EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions Practice.  We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of 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

  • You will be responsible for participating and assisting in the design, construction and review of valuation models for interest rate and commodity derivatives, employee stock options, debt with embedded derivatives, contingent consideration and other derivative financial instruments. 
  • You will also be responsible for preparing formal valuation reports and/or memorandums documenting the background, scope of work, valuation approach and analysis, assumptions, and valuation conclusion.  These valuations are prepared for a range of applications including financial reporting, operations and strategic planning, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and litigation matters. 
  • Depending on the needs of our Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice, from time to time you may be called upon to work on other types of valuation and/or modelling assignments.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams across a variety of industries
  • Identify issues and propose solutions
  • Actively contribute to report writing and detailed financial modelling
  • Commit to attaining a professional qualification such as the FRM and/or CFA (or possess comparable academic status)
  • Demonstrate an ability to listen to clients, address their needs, and effectively present and explain complex valuation concepts
  • Develop positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrate teamwork, professionalism and responsibility
  • Participate in promotional activities and marketing initiatives
  • Stay up to date on business and economic developments relevant to our clients
  • Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided
  • Effective organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet project deadlines, and multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working within teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate degree in finance, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields
  • A strong academic record, including course work that EY deems relevant to this position
  • Demonstrated an aptitude in the quantitative and qualitative analyses of financial instruments, including options, warrants, fixed income securities, and other derivatives
  • Knowledge of numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation, lattice techniques, and finite difference methods
  • Strong derivative pricing and financial modelling skills, with the ability to create both valuation and financial models based on a description of a client’s derivative financial asset or operational and financial business plan
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience or knowledge of accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience with computer programs such as FINCAD, Crystal Ball, and/or @Risk
  • Experience with research tools such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and Capital IQ

What we look for


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Transactional Advisory Services 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 client’s goals.


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.  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 and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning 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, transaction 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.


EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely.  To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations.  A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided. 


EY | Building a better working world


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people, and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform, and operate.


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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